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FL: Action News Jax Investigates: Homeless sex offenders become growing Florida problem

[actionnewsjax.com – 3/23/21]

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Residents listed on the sex offender registry in Florida must live in certain areas, but they are not required to have a permanent address.

In one case, a predator in St. Johns County was listed as living in the woods behind a Winn Dixie. The individual has since moved, according to the Sheriff’s Office post.

Action News Jax dug through the registry to find at least six St. Johns offenders on the registry, including two predators, who are listed as transient.

“My concern would be more for children you know because they’re outside,” Denise Slavin, A St. Johns County resident, said.

Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said it’s becoming a growing problem and is difficult for law enforcement to track.

“We find them living under bridges; on boats. We find them in the community away from children,” he said. “But those individuals specifically are very hard to track.”

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Maybe the people of Florida should get over their bigotry and just house them. They can’t kill them since the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional for child molestation. So what’s the point?

Gosh! Maybe Florida should start allowing them to live inside, work, and pay rent like other human beings. Maybe Florida would start finding out what other states are discovering, that 95% of people on the registry are dependable, quiet, clean, law abiding citizens who just want to get on with their lives. I know that isn’t really great for garnering votes for low IQ uninspired politicians who have no real platform to run on so they shout “Sex Offender” loudly before the election which has tremendous emotional appeal to the masses. But it would really help the overall quality of the state.

They won’t let registrants live or work anywhere. What else did they expect?

Every sex offender in America should pick 1 month out of the year and sleep in their cars for 30 days in protest of Megan’s law cruel and unusual punishment
Imagine the news coverage (Millions of sex offenders are living off the grid for 30 days)
That would be the top story all over the country and people would see for themselves how useless Megan’s law is.
There’s a little over 1 million sex offenders in America and 100.000 of them live in California imagine law enforcement and the DOJ trying to register that many transients in one day Megan’s law database would literally crash

Good luck

This ‘Sex Offender” fear factor is just ridiculous, especially with all of these reckless disclosure of registrants that is endangering the lives of those on it and they are trying to live their normal lives.

I am not a law and safety expert yet I know that residential restrictions don’t make communities safer. Society gets upset when someone abuses animals but have no problem with abuse of other humans. Florida lawmakers made the mess and its time they stop with the scorched earth policies of the bald head Medicare fraud, Rick Scott and his cronies. Just yesterday I heard Senator John Coryn say, sex offenders are crossing the southern border. Talk about a do nothing politician!!

I disagree with the emphasis of the report but I did take note of one thing that surprised me, that their first line referred to the individuals as “Residents listed on the sex offender registry in Florida”. It is good to remind people that we are a part of the community and not an “invasion of the children snatchers”.

“We find them living under bridges; on boats. We find them in the community away from children,” he said. “But those individuals specifically are very hard to track.”

Christ, maybe if you mother fvckers would let them live in houses like human beings THEY WOULDN’T BE HARD TO TRACK!!!

Can we all finally agree that Florida is the most screwed up place on the continent. The crime, the attitude, the completely bizarre way they look at life. From the north with more churches than 7-11s to the south that seems to have one redeeming factor, and that is you’re closer to leaving U.S. soil.
The sports scene is a hot bed of athletic corruption ( count how many professional and scholastic athletes from Florida are in jail or accused of crimes ).
The political climate is just this side of the Salem Witch hunts.
The social scene is well demonstrated by the current Miami area turmoil.
Why anyone would even consider visiting , let alone living in that cesspool of neanderthals is beyond my comprehension.

I can hear Ron and Lauren maniacally laughing in evil tones now at this stat and wondering how to expand it instead of lessening it.

Ron and Lauren Book are probably drinking champagne and having a toast tot job well done. I just hope he gets in the car and drives after his celebration and gets DUI #3.

“ My concern would be more for children you know because they’re outside,”

Due to these laws and fear mongering less children are outside and that’s my concern. Children should spend time enjoying the outdoors with their friends without helicopter parents watching them. Let kids be kids

Kids can’t just be kids Megan’s law has taken that away from them kids now days dont even care about playing outside anyways.
And the fact that there are some people out there that pray on children dont make it any easier for parents to just let their children go outside and play .
I personally never let any of my kids just go outside and play without me or their mom being present I hate to admit it but all the sex offender fear mongering even started getting to me I was so paranoid that if I turned my head for one second that a sex offender would snatch my children.
I would get off work and have to stand outside for hours i even rearranged my whole living room to face outside so I could sit on the couch with one eye on my TV and the other on my kids

Good luck

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