Updated 02:39 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012
RI ACLU fights law on sex offenders near schools
"PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state law that bars registered sex offenders from living within 300 feet of a school is unconstitutional because it is too vague and overly broad, the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday as it filed a lawsuit on behalf of three men who have been told by police they must move or face arrest.
The lawsuit was brought against the state on behalf of two developmentally disabled men and one veteran who their lawyer and supporters say would lose their housing and possibly become homeless if forced to move. They also said the law is counterproductive because it would have the effect of taking away the stability and support they need to keep them out of trouble."
ACLU to ask judge to stop sex offender evictions
One in six sex offenders lives undetected digital double life, study finds