Given the way government and police agencies dissolved in the wake of Katrina, it would stand to reason that many of Louisiana’s sex offenders would take the opportunity to hit the road. And it’s not as if FEMA has been particularly helpful in tracking these folks down.
AUSTIN - Weeks after demanding the information, state officials have received the names of registered Louisiana sex offenders who sought federal disaster assistance in Texas after Hurricane Katrina.
Texas wants to give the names to law enforcement agencies across the state. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided the computerized list Monday to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The state determined there were at least 140 of the evacuee sex offenders in Texas, but officials expect there are more.
It will take several days to run the names provided by the federal government against other criminal databases and determine precisely how many are in Texas, Kathy Walt, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry, said Tuesday.
Coming soon to a neighborhood to you: roving bands of armed vigilantes. Y’all are welcome to join, but due to budget constraints, you’re going to need to supply your own horse, torches, and rope. Oh, and if you have Willie Nelson and Toby Keith’s “Beer For My Horses” on your iPod, you might want to cue that up as well.
Hey, it’s for the children….