Cities aim to shield youths from sex offenders

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Residency limits could backfire, critics warn

08:08 AM CDT on Thursday, June 29, 2006

By JAKE BATSELL / The Dallas Morning News

Cities across North Texas are crafting a sudden blitz of laws aimed at keeping pedophiles from living near places where children gather.

Prosper and Rowlett approved ordinances Tuesday that prohibit registered sex offenders who have victimized children from living within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and day-care centers.

Carrollton, Coppell and Duncanville recently passed similar measures, and Plano has an ordinance in the works.

"This is one of those touchstone issues," said Cara Mendelsohn, president of Huffman Elementary School PTA, which asked the Plano City Council for an ordinance this week. "People are very passionate about it."

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Of course the critics say it won't work, that's what critics DO...

If they don't register because of this, hunt em down and jail em...

'Bubba' loves child molesters...

We don't have a lot of use for peds in my neighborhood, there was one living 1 block behind me and somehow, the 'word' got out as to who and what lived there, he ended up moving to 'friendlier' places...
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