The father of abducted and murdered California teenager Amber Dubois is working with lawmakers to develop a series of measures, mostly to help authorities respond quickly when children are snatched off the streets, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. “There are gaps and flaws in the system,” said Moe Dubois. “We are trying to recognize those, trying to close those with small legal patches. You can't fix everything in one day.”
Amber was killed Feb. 13, 2009, by convicted sex offender John Gardner III, who is set to be sentenced next week to life in prison without parole. He also killed teenager Chelsea King. The legislative package on searches is expected to be unveiled May 25, a day set aside every year to mark National Missing Children's Day. One idea he is suggesting would require child sex predators to carry driver's licenses identifying them as such. That way, police and businesses can be alert for signs of inappropriate contact with children, such as a teddy bear in a back seat or loitering at a pizzeria during a birthday party.