Over 80 registered sex offenders live under this bridge in Miami Florida. Unless one has big bucks to live elsewhere, Then these offenders are "forced" to live under this bridge.
Well, not really forced as some would have you to believe other wise! These sex offenders have "chosen" to live under this bridge. There is a big difference here and in case any of you aren't aware, not all the sex offenders living under the bridge, are on "probation", they are free to MOVE to another county but they want to stay near Miami to be near family. Wouldn't it be wiser to move to another less restrictive county where you could get proper housing, a better job and eventually a vehicle which will allow you to visit your loved ones more frequently in Miami?
I remember several years how Barbara Spragg worked hard to get these sex offenders moved to another county into real housing. Some of these bridge dwelling offenders said "no thank you" and decided to remain under the bridge. They wanted help to a certain extent but refused to sacrifice living under a bridge in order to better serve their own selfish needs. I donated $ to help Barbara help these sex offenders and yes, I was ticked off at the time, by the selfishness.
I've no problem helping them but I want to see positive RESULTS! I don't want to try and help sex offenders who won't better themselves. Its tough being a registered sex offender in Florida and maybe tougher because some have chosen to live under a bridge but lets remember, its a willful choice, not a forced one. I tend to agree with what this blogger said elsewhere:
"If I was forced to live under this bridge, by the state, I'd be up on the bridge every day, protesting with a sign "ALMOST 100 SEX OFFENDERS, FORCED TO LIVE UNDER THIS BRIDGE, BY THE STATE. THINK ABOUT HOW THAT AFFECTS THE ECONOMY AND WHAT VACATIONERS MAY THINK ABOUT MIAMI, ALL THANKS TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA!"
And why haven't these sex offenders protested on their own? Picketing might draw attention. How about a hunger strike, that would get the attention of the national news media and Florida real quick!
Of course, the above blogger is wrong on two accounts, None are "forced" and we can't blame the Florida State government because these offenders did in fact commit illegal sex crimes and they chose to live in Miami. It is easy to blame the "State" or Miami officials but if these men hadn't of committed these crimes, I doubt they'd be living under a bridge...now!