Next time, evacuees subject to criminal checks By Terri Langford

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By Terri Langford
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
Dec. 15, 2007, 6:06PM

State’s plan calls for putting some offenders on separate bus

Texans seeking to escape the next hurricane or state emergency by evacuation bus will first be submitted to criminal background checks, the state’s emergency management director says.

The idea, according to Jack Colley, is to keep sex offenders and others who may be wanted by police off the same buses used by the most vulnerable during an evacuation: the elderly, disabled residents and children.

“This will allow us to help them evacuate,” Colley said of sex offenders and others wanted for crimes. “We’re not going to leave anyone.”

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h/t: ICH

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