Chris Uggen's Blog: where's that confounded bridge?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

where's that confounded bridge?

Newsweek follows up on an earlier story of sex offenders forced to live under a bridge in Miami's Biscayne Bay. Local residency restrictions bar them from living within 2,500 feet of any place where children might gather, which effectively kept them from living anywhere else in the city. To comply with the conditions of their release, however, registered sex offenders must list an address where a P.O. can quickly find them, which put them on a concrete slab beneath the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Newsweek offers some new video interviews with people subject to the restrictions and with experts who've written on the subject. I'm reposting the original CNN report below, since folks who haven't followed the story will probably need to see it to believe it.


At 9:21 AM, Blogger Jay Livingston said...

Someone tell Anatole France (La majestueuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts . . . The law, in its maajestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges . . .")


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