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FL - Lawsuits Fly Over Sex Offenders' Encampment

MIAMI (CBS4) ― Hard by world-famous Biscayne Bay, scores of convicted sex offenders live beneath the bulkheads and along the grassy shoulders of the Julia Tuttle causeway, one of the main gateways to Miami Beach. It is apparently the only place the law allows them to live. But the law might change, depending on the outcome of two lawsuits filed Thursday over the hovel of homeless probationers. More..One lawsuit planned by the City of Miami blames the Florida Department of Corrections. A second suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, blames a local law.

Miami City Commissioners authorized a suit against the Department of Corrections, arguing that the state, which is charged with monitoring the sex offenders, should find them an appropriate place to live -- rather than under a bridge.

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, in sponsoring the motion to file the lawsuit, noted that to

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Added: Jul-10-2009 Occurred On: Jul-9-2009
By: SexOffenderIssues
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, sex offender, sexual offender, florida, miami, miami-dade, julia tuttle, julia tuttle causeway, homeless, lawsuit
Location: Miami, Florida, United States (load item map)
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