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ACLU of Delaware Opposes Proposed Sex Offender Law in Dover

 

       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.

    

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.