The Miami Herald reported that The ACLU of Florida filed a lawsuit today challenging a Miami-Dade County ordinance that attempts to remove homeless sex offenders who live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway.
The county's 2,500-foot residency restriction conflicts with state law, which makes it unlawful for convicted sex offenders to live within 1,000 feet of a school, day-care center, park or playground, according to the suit. Not to be outdone, the City of Miami decided to sue the State today: It was a unanimous vote.
"This is years of finger-pointing by the state, county and city governments -- all pointing at each other." said Howard Simon of the ACLU.