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CO: Englewood may overhaul sex offender residency rules after law makes nearly the entire city off limits

Englewood city leaders on Monday readied a major overhaul to a decade-old law that severely restricts where sex offenders can live in this city of 32,000 south of Denver. Full Article

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  1. mike r

    love it when I can comment on articles like that….

  2. DPH

    WOW these lawsuits are working! This community will change next! Keep it up Janice & Team, we need to donate MORE!

  3. New Person

    Some great quotes in this article! I like hearing less than 1% recidivism rates!

    She [Alison Ruttenberg] said the recidivism rate for sex offenders who successfully go through treatment is less than 1 percent and the recidivism rate for perpetrators of other felonies is far higher. Singling out sex offenders over other criminals is wrong, she said, and her legal challenge to the law remains in effect.

    “People shouldn’t be afraid of sex offenders — they should be afraid of drunk drivers and burglars,” Ruttenberg said.


    But councilwoman Laurett Barrentine said she would not be supporting the new 1,000-foot buffer because it remains “arbitrary” and cannot “be substantiated that it makes the community safe.”

    “Providing a false sense of security is dangerous,” she said.

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