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DC: why did DC house a sex offender near women and children?

My goal in the coming year is to better understand why some things, in this brief and transitory life, are as they seem to be. Not to accept it, necessarily, but just to be able to make sense of it.

For instance, I am unable to figure out why D.C. taxpayers are being called upon to provide shelter for a man who, according to Mark Segraves of WRC-TV (Channel 4), was charged with several sex offenses and assaults in Prince George’s County nine years ago, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. Full Article

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Mr. King of the Washington Post, I just read your recent piece, Colbert King: Why did D.C. house a sex offender near women and children? I have been following the news on Eulis Knox living in the D.C. shelter as a Registered Sex Offender (RSO) along with his girlfriend and her daughter. There have been no claims of abuse by Mr. Knox at the shelter. I have noticed how many reporters and columnists have included the story of Relisha Rudd who was taken by a shelter employee who was NOT an RSO attempting to connect the two issues as… Read more »

I sent Mr. King an email, as well.

King’s column was pretty ugly, but the responses were quite good. More are needed.

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