Commentary: Research shows Megan’s Law Residency Restrictions are Ineffective

Posted by on Oct 29, 2008 in Megan's Law, Residency Restrictions |

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that studies show residency restrictions for sex offenders do not work. This is a contentious topic that is currently being litigated by the ACLU. Allegheny County is attempting to enact a provision that prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 square feet of any school, child care facility, recreation center, public park, or community center. According to the article,...

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In the News: ACLU is suing Allegheny County Over Megan’s Law Ordinance

Posted by on Oct 6, 2008 in ACLU, Megan's Law, Pittsburgh City Ordinances, Residency Restrictions, Sex Crimes |

The ACLU is suing Allegheny County over a local ordinance that prevents registered sex offenders from residing within 2,500 feet of any school, child care facility, recreation center, public park, or community center. For more information on the ACLU suit, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08280/917912-100.stm The history of the ordinance: On June 19, 2007, Vince Gasteb proposed an ordinance that would serve to enhance the sex offender...

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