What is more innocent and idyllic than a public park? The idea of one, however, has taken a dark turn. Instead of existing for the sake of fun and perhaps a bit of fresh air, small “pocket” parks have opened up across the country in order to drive out sex offenders, according to the Denver Post.
Jessica’s Law states that sex offenders cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school or public park, according to the Post. And thanks to the rising number of sex offenders living in the Harbor Gateway here in Los Angeles — where parents say that they routinely see paroled convicts wearing GPS ankle bracelets — neighborhoods have been opening up small parks wherever they can. Full Article – Daily Trojan Online