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FL: Inside Miami’s Hidden Tent City For ‘Sex Offenders’

In 2009, Miami-Dade County drew national criticism when reports emerged that more than 100 individuals on the sex offender registry were camping under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in the middle of the Biscayne Bay with the blessing of the corrections department, because a patchwork of restrictive laws made it so they had nowhere else to go. In response, officials cleared out the camp and changed the law, in a shift that was supposed to give these offenders a habitable place to live. …

The ACLU of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday morning to challenge this law, charging that it “arbitrarily renders off-limits broad swaths of habitable land” such that sex offenders have nowhere to live but in camps. They also allege that sex offenders have been ejected from their homes and relocated without notice, and without the opportunity to argue as to whether surrounding properties should indeed be classified as a “school.” Full Article

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“….resulted in more and more places being deemed as schools” reminds me of when cities here take a 10×10′ plot of land and declare it a “park” (the so-called micro parks) just to move RSOs out of an area.

Yes, in L.A. they call them “pocket parks” and are meant to prevent registered citizens from living within even more sections of that city. What they forgot to factor in is the blanket stay of enforcement issued by a Superior Court judge that allows most registered citizens live anywhere they wish in L.A. County.

Is the blanket stay of enforcement permanent or could it be reversed after the CA Supreme Court rules on whether or not residency restrictions are constitutional?

The Supreme Court’s decision is expected to affect the decision of the Los Angeles Superior Court judge. How it affects that decision will only be know when the Court renders its decision. A decision is not expected for at least the rest of calendar year 2014.

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