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Florida village is refuge, home for registered sex offenders

Until the 1960s, sugar cane workers from the Caribbean used to live here for part of the year. Then mechanisation took over, meaning sugar companies needed far fewer workers, and the plantation fell into disrepair. Powers remembers the area being “completely rat-infested” when Christian non-profit organisation Matthew 25 Ministries started…

No, you can’t arouse a sex offender and measure his erection, court instructs police

The technical term is penile plethysmography testing. In layman’s terms, it’s an erection-measuring device. Thursday, a federal court ruled that probation officers had no business hooking up released sex offenders to one just to see how they react to pornographic. In scathing language, the ruling of the U.S. Court of…

Syracuse’s ‘most prolific sex offender’ lied to acquire government job

Despite having hired the man Syracuse police call the ‘most prolific sex offender’ in the area, Syracuse city officials confirmed to CNY NY that they don’t plan on changing their hiring practices or checking into the background of current employee. On the application, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act…

U.S. appeals court says sex offenders have right to libraries

DENVER (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a policy barring registered sex offenders from public libraries in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was unconstitutional, a decision that could have reverberations across the nation. “The First Amendment includes a fundamental right to receive information,” a three-judge panel of the…

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