Homeless sex offenders lose court fight to remain at tent camp

Homeless registrants who have been staying at an encampment in Hialeah, Florida, lost a court decision Thursday. Miami-Dade County can now proceed with plans to either evict or arrest the residents.

A Miami-Dade judge on Thursday cleared the way for the county to dismantle a tent village of homeless sex offenders outside Hialeah, and a lawyer for some of the residents said the ruling leaves them no choice but to live on a roadside or street somewhere else. 

“They’ll most likely be relocating to another street corner,” Legal Services lawyer Jeffrey Hearne said after the hearing before Judge Pedro Echarte Jr. in Circuit Court. “New encampments will pop up. And this cycle will continue.”

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