Junkie logic brought an addict to the doorsteps of a Topeka woman once convicted of selling cocaine. The addict was looking to buy, and Kansas’ online database of criminal offenders has a handy geographic search tool that lets users pull up the names, crimes and addresses of people who live within a few miles of their homes.
A call sets it off. One of Kansas’ two foster care contractors learns another child has landed in state custody. It has four hours to pick the kid up.