The Bradford County Sheriff's Office recently instituted a policy of placing large red signs outside of the homes of people who have been designated as sexual predators under Florida law. Under the law a sexual predator is a person who has been convicted of either a first degree felony which is sexual nature, or more than one second degree felonies which are sexual in nature. Under Florida law, there are requirements on community notification of the addresses of sexual offenders and sexual predators, but Bradford County is really pushing the envelope on this one.
You have to expect that law suits are going to be filed challenging this policy, arguing both violations of the residents right to privacy, as well as actions being brought by neighboring homeowners, who can certainly expect their property values to plummet.
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