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Mon, Aug 27 2007

Be vigilant

The September issue of Deb's Monthly Review is up, for those who enjoy catching up on festivals and events. I send out a subscriber notice every month for those who want to know when the new issue is up for viewing. Unfortunately, this month I found it necessary to warn folks to watch their kids, and all kids in general, at events such as parades and fairs, as well as at parks and libraries, where kids might be innocently spending their time. I'm glad to know there are others taking notice of people like Jack McClellan, who has been sharing information online about little girls and how to get close to them. At least one blog has gotten really serious, posting photos and the license plate and description of Jack McClellan's car. Judges in Southern California have managed to put enough pressure on the man to make him at least consider leaving the state.

Steve Wilkos, who worked with Jerry Springer and who has a law enforcement background, confronted Jack McClellan on his new show.

I don't know why Jack McClellan is the way he is, but I wish he would have the courage to stand up and say that the hurt stops here and now and that he will get help for his leanings. If Jack McClellan has done nothing for which he can be put into jail, so be it. But that should not stop the public from keeping watch over his comings and goings in public places where children might be present. He has already admitted that he would go further than he has now, if it was not illegal to do so. If you want to call that perverted, then do. If you want to call it a cry for help on his part, then do. Either way, the result should be that we all work to keep kids safe from him, and other people like him.

I'm going to be volunteering at our local county fair next month, and you can bet that I'm going to be vigilant in making sure kids have a great time without being bothered by these kinds of people. Let's all do, within the law, whatever we can to prevent pedophiles from hurting any child's chance at a life and future of their own. Jack McClellan, or any other pedophile, should not have the right of free access to kids. If you agree, please let lawmakers know how you feel.

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