Greenwich considers limitations on sex offenders

GREENWICH - (AP) - Greenwich is the latest Connecticutcommunity to consider setting up child safety zones by banningregistered sex offenders from certain areas of town.

Schools, parks, playgrounds and town beaches could be off-limitsto registered sex offenders under the proposed ordinance.

The ordinance would create child safety zones in many placeswhere minors are present and would allow police to issue tickets toregistered sex offenders found loitering.

In late 2006, Danbury became the first municipality in the stateto enact such an ordinance, which has been adopted by a few othercommunities, including Bristol.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut says suchlocal laws could violate the Constitution and make it difficult forsex offenders who have served their time to re-assimilate intocommunities.

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