During evacuations, Texas plan to weed out sex offenders

Houston Chronicle AUSTIN —

Texans who board evacuation buses during hurricanes or other emergencies must first submit to criminal background checks, the state's emergency management director said.
The policy is an attempt to keep sex offenders and fugitives from boarding evacuation buses with children, the elderly and the disabled, said Jack Colley, the chief of the state's Division of Emergency Management.

"We're all entitled to privacy, but we're not entitled to anonymity," Colley said. Full Story

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