SEXUAL PREDATORS LIVE UNDER MIAMI BRIDGE.
The title of the post links to the compelling Miami Herald article that details the growing population (now 66, up from 22 a year ago) of convicts who are forced to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway so as to satisfy the requirement that they not live within 2,500 feet where children gather.
Let us be clear on this: children are our most precious resource and should be carefully protected at almost any cost. The devastating impact of sexual abuse creates a cycle that perpetuates from generation to generation. We are not decrying the law designed to protect children. We are just noting that a certain amount of fundamental decency requires that if we are going to have and enforce this law, the people convicted need a decent place to stay.
Living under a bridge doesn't do anything to help this problem.
Cuba doesn't do this to their citizens.
North Korea doesn't do this to their citizens. Neither does Iran, or China, or any other country that we berate for not having as civilized a justice system as we have here.
It's a good thing to keep sexual predators away from children.
It's an embarrassment to force them to live under a bridge.
See you in court, still wearing a mask because of the swine flu.