December 25, 2012

Winter is coming and Certain Registered Sex Offenders NEED ACCESS to Shelters

12-25-2012 Michigan:
On January 26, 2009 Thomas Pauli froze to death in a junk yard in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That day the temperature had dropped to -3 degrees. Mr. Pauli had sought access to the shelters in Grand Rapids but was turned away because of his status as a registered sex offender. The Shelter's claimed they were to close to places that the Michigan "Residency Law" prohibited registered sex offenders to live.

Nationally, shelters prohibit registered sex offenders access even in sub-zero temperatures. Lawmakers have failed to resolve this issue.. We urge folks to contact local lawmakers and shelters, and ask them to resolve this issue before another, freezes to death.


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