DOVER-SEX OFFENDER PROPOSAL
ACLU opposing Dover's sex offender ordinance
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware is calling on the Dover City Council to oppose an ordinance that would place some living restrictions on registered sex offenders.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the group sent a letter to council members to oppose the proposal that would prevent registered sex offenders from living within 500 feet of licensed day care centers.
In the letter, the group's executive director says studies have shown that residency restrictions destabilize the lives of offenders by pushing them away from the support of family and friends.
The council could vote on the measure on Monday.
(Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com)
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