Milwaukee Council rescinds most residency restrictions

Under pressure of a lawsuit, the Milwaukee Common Council has voted to rescind most of the city’s sex offender residency restrictions.

The city’s current ordinance bans many sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places like schools, parks and day care centers. 

The measure, which was approved overwhelmingly, repeals such residency “buffers,” meaning that sex offenders could basically live anywhere in the city of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has seen a dramatic increase in the number of homeless registrants since the current ordinance was implemented three years ago.

Read more here.

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