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sex offenders living under a bridge

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:34 pm
by xsfat
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411366/1572694
long article but sure to provoke some discussion

Miami sex offenders live under bridge

The dismal tent camp, tucked under an overpass on a causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach, reeks of human waste and garbage. But it is the official home of a group of sex offenders caught in a dilemma echoed across the United States.

"Where are we supposed to go? The way they label you, sex offender, nobody wants you around," Ruiz said.

Cities and states have enacted a hodgepodge of laws to keep sex offenders away from victims. In the Miami area, such laws ban them from living within 760 metres of schools, playgrounds and other places where children might gather.

The tiny bridge encampment, home to between 15 and 30 men on any given night, is one of the few places in the booming metropolis the paroled offenders can legally live. In some cases, their probation officers have ordered them to live there. Several have it listed as their address on their driver's licenses - "Under the Julia Tuttle Causeway."

"I am not a monster. I am not a leper," said Kevin Morales, 40, who was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 15-year-old relative.

On a recent day, eight tents were perched on a ledge under the beams of the highway and two makeshift shelters built of plastic sheets sat next to graffiti-scrawled concrete columns reading "We're not monsters" and "They treat us like shit."

Just a few feet from the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay, the camp has no running water and residents use a small beach as a toilet. "We make a hole like the cats," Morales said.

Ruiz, a 67-year-old who served 14 months for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, said he was ordered to live under the bridge.

Then last week, Florida's Department of Corrections told the men to find other accommodation. "They told us to live here and now they say run? Run to where? To the Everglades where the crocodiles will eat you?" he asked.

Flawed thinking?

In the United States sex offenders can range from rapists and pedophiles to youngsters convicted of illegal but consensual relationships with minors.

The prisons service said there are about 50 homeless registered sex offenders across Florida. The Julia Tuttle camp is the largest group - officially, 13 as of last week.

Probation officers approved the bridge as a home because it is outside the 2,500-foot zone.

Residents have a 10 pm to 6 am curfew, and officers check nearly every day to make sure they are home on time, Corrections Department spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said. "It has never been our policy to tell an offender where they can live but in Miami-Dade in particular it's difficult to find a place," she said.

Plessinger said the department has asked the men to leave, but would not force them out. "They are not breaking any law."

More than two dozen US states and many more towns and cities have buffer laws meant to protect children. But in some states, prosecutors, police and child advocates have demanded the laws be repealed because they are not working. The laws are based on flawed thinking, said Jill Levenson, a professor of human services at Lynn University in Boca Raton who has researched sex crimes and buffer zones.

"Residence restrictions play on the fear of 'stranger danger' lurking in playgrounds and school grounds," she said. "But most children who are abused are abused by someone who is well known to them." Some buffer laws force the men to sleep far from schools and playgrounds but they are free to travel during the day, she said. And such laws hinder the offenders' return to society.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the bridge camp "cruel and unusual punishment." Sex offenders living in such camps will simply disappear from radar screens, ACLU Florida President Jeanne Baker said. "The laws drive people underground," she said. "They do not achieve the goal of making the world safer for our children."

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:27 pm
by XIBALBA
TROLL EATS SEX OFFENDERS, 3 BILLY GOATS SPARED.

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:00 pm
by Maleficent
:lol:

good work.

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:40 pm
by ...
serves them right etc, they are lucky that clean cut young men from the suburbs dont go down their in large groups to 'teach them a lesson'

i mean, its illegal to hate niggers and gooks and faggots and women, but some of us just need to hate somebody, need to revile and fear some sort of bogeyman, we need somebody to treat like utter shit, its like a fetish, EXACTLY like a fetish, it gets us off in a sick weird, often completely unsexual way.

gotta wonder which sides really the monster really, the sick predator.

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:08 pm
by Bernie
.....

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:34 am
by Kev Japan
Anthony Kiedis dpesn't have to feel "all alone" anymore (yes bad touching)

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:16 am
by Maleficent
touching Kiedis wil always be baaaaaaad

Re: sex offenders living under a bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:13 pm
by erinfection
xsfat wrote:
Miami sex offenders live under bridge
"They told us to live here and now they say run? Run to where? To the Everglades where the crocodiles will eat you?"



yes.

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:51 pm
by cirE
people have different sexual fetishes

some people are into children

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:54 pm
by Dennis from Accounts
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some people are into crocodiles

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:26 pm
by xDavex
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some crocodiles are into pedos

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:35 pm
by captain steinakin
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some pedos are into young crocodiles

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:38 pm
by Phlegethon
captain steinakin wrote:
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some crocodiles are in to young pedos

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:01 pm
by xDavex
xAbyssx wrote:
captain steinakin wrote:
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some young pedos are into crocodile hunters

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:09 pm
by ...
xDavex wrote:
xAbyssx wrote:
captain steinakin wrote:
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some young stingrays are into crocodile hunters

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:36 pm
by YouAgain
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:
xDavex wrote:
xAbyssx wrote:
captain steinakin wrote:
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some snakes are into young crocodile hunters


Image

Rule 34?

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:37 pm
by ...
tooo far.

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:26 pm
by xDavex
if it's on the internet, there is porn of it.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:23 am
by erinfection
sometimes when i dsw, i think about how old i am, and how young most of you boys are.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:33 am
by Huey
Naughty Girl! Go to my room!

But yeah, when my mate was in 3rd form his neighbor who had a crush on him bought him a bumper sticker on his birthday that said "naughty boy, go to my room".

I dono why I still :lol: when I think about it.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:35 am
by Dennis from Accounts
She belongs under a bridge.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:37 am
by Huey
I think shes quite fit these days, not so much then.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:51 am
by kittenslayer
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:serves them right etc, they are lucky that clean cut young men from the suburbs dont go down their in large groups to 'teach them a lesson'

i mean, its illegal to hate niggers and gooks and faggots and women, but some of us just need to hate somebody, need to revile and fear some sort of bogeyman, we need somebody to treat like utter shit, its like a fetish, EXACTLY like a fetish, it gets us off in a sick weird, often completely unsexual way.

gotta wonder which sides really the monster really, the sick predator.

Why don't you just officially come out of the neo nazi closet and admit that they didn't let you join NF is cause you are not good looking enough.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:40 am
by fingers
you saying the NF are good looking ks?

thats fucked up

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:46 am
by steeltoedsneakers
fingers wrote:you saying the NF are good looking ks?

thats fucked up


ease up dude, leave the poor boy alone. how would you feel if someone buzzkilled your fantasies?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:28 pm
by cirE
:lol:

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:41 pm
by ...
Father Anderson wrote:
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:serves them right etc, they are lucky that clean cut young men from the suburbs dont go down their in large groups to 'teach them a lesson'

i mean, its illegal to hate niggers and gooks and faggots and women, but some of us just need to hate somebody, need to revile and fear some sort of bogeyman, we need somebody to treat like utter shit, its like a fetish, EXACTLY like a fetish, it gets us off in a sick weird, often completely unsexual way.

gotta wonder which sides really the monster really, the sick predator.

Why don't you just officially come out of the neo nazi closet and admit that they didn't let you join NF is cause you are not good looking enough.


actually i have been offered to join the NF.
strangely enuff i declined.

girl who said i could join is actually pretty hot tho.

anyhow... bruce, youre mental... seriously, i mean what the fuck.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:44 pm
by cirE
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:
Father Anderson wrote:
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:serves them right etc, they are lucky that clean cut young men from the suburbs dont go down their in large groups to 'teach them a lesson'

i mean, its illegal to hate niggers and gooks and faggots and women, but some of us just need to hate somebody, need to revile and fear some sort of bogeyman, we need somebody to treat like utter shit, its like a fetish, EXACTLY like a fetish, it gets us off in a sick weird, often completely unsexual way.

gotta wonder which sides really the monster really, the sick predator.

Why don't you just officially come out of the neo nazi closet and admit that they didn't let you join NF is cause you are not good looking enough.


actually i have been offered to join the NF.
strangely enuff i declined.

girl who said i could join is actually pretty hot tho.

anyhow... bruce, youre mental... seriously, i mean what the fuck.

pics?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:14 pm
by Sicinius
YouAgain wrote:
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:
xDavex wrote:
xAbyssx wrote:
captain steinakin wrote:
xDavex wrote:
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
cirE wrote:people have different sexual fetishes

some snakes are into young crocodile hunters


Image

Rule 34?


What a wingnut.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:20 pm
by combatrock
Hearing her talk really weirds me out. It's like a 30 year old animal loving hippy stuck in a 7 year old's body, while having the enthusiasm of Steve Irwin.