Despite the fact North Minneapolis has more than its fair share of predatory sex offenders who have been negligently dumped in our midst, with Department of Corrections paying little heed to a state statute which is supposed to reasonably limit the number of Level Three sex offenders which our vulnerable neighborhood can absorb, at least the courts have been giving residents of North Minneapolis some encouraging news, lately.
First it was a United States Supreme Court case which was pretty much anti-pervert, a case which this blog wrote about shortly after the ruling, click here. Today comes word the State Court in Minnesota is following the legal trend in a case called State of Minnesota, ex rel., Kelley Ray Bottomly v. Joan Fabian, Commissioner of Corrections. (Click for a link to the case)
The bottom line of Bottomly is this: it is sufficient if authorities simply avoid being "arbitrary" and they are "actively exploring options" which will allow an offender to be released is sufficient for DOC to comply with the offender's rights.
So if DOC were to say, sorry, you can't go to North Minneapolis even if you have to remain in jail because...
...North Minneapolis is already at a saturation point so (buzzer sound) you lose, try again.
That would be fair. And, more importantly, LEGAL. At least under my interpretation of the case in question. The case is in regard to a Level 2 sex offender, but it clearly applies to Level 3 sex offenders, as well.
So here's my message to DOC.
Please, READ the court ruling.
Please, APPLY the court ruling.
Please, STOP stacking the sex offenders in our North Minneapolis neighborhoods. We're screaming, here. We're saying WHOAH. WHOAH!!!!
Please, take a few of these sick puppy deviants BACK.
You know this blog will never let up. NEVER. Not until North Minneapolis has no more than its fair share of sex offenders which is far, far less than it has now.