Knowing is half the battle
Those of you who regularly read the Oregonian may have noticed an article regarding Jack McClellan moving to Portland. Those of you who didn't, might want to know who Jack McClellan is, and why I'd be bringing him up here. He is a self-proclaimed pedophile who once kept a website that posted events where young girls could be seen/photographed. There was a time he photographed them and posted the photographs, too. He claims to no longer be photographing but he has looked to Portland to seek refuge from the harassment he received in Washington state and California.
Legally, many state that McClellan hasn't violated any laws by his writings and photographing, but admittedly, he's very outspoken about his intents, and doesn't deny them. So what's an urbanMama to do? Be aware. Know as much as you can. Look for his picture online and know his face. Beyond Mr McClellan there are other things we should be informed about too, such as sex offenders and where they live.
So please remember that knowing is half the battle. Armed with this knowledge will help in keeping your family safe.