Like Thrillist, With Rapists: NYC's Disturbing New Email Alerts

If you're the kind of person who checks their email every morning looking forward to their routine mailers hoping to hear of New York's hottest events for your frat-tastic bros (Thrillist), your suave posse (Urban Daddy), or your Sex and the City-bred clone clique (Daily Candy), but find yourself lacking for some more morning email excitement, look no further: New York's Division of Criminal Justice Services has something special for you. Look ma, no advertorial!

They're apparently setting up a new system that can allow you to track moderate and/or high-risk sex offenders moving into your neighborhood, and it's as easy as signing up for a newsletter!

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services system allows New Yorkers to flag communities of interest to their family and then get alerts by a phone, e-mail, text message or fax. They can sign up for notices involving three communities at once.

There are more than 30,000 registered sex offenders living in the state.

See that? You can even get those bad boys faxed. Unfortunately, they won't tell you to stay away from Jets games or New York's nightclubs, that you might be voting for a face-slashing state senator, or even to steer clear of our governor's personal aides and drivers. But at least now you can...welcome sex offenders to your neighborhood. With threatening looks. And threatening threats. And feeling threatened.

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]


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