Where the Wild Things Are: A Sex Offender's "Island" in West Broward
|Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement|
Young, who's the subject of this brief profile at TheAtlantic.com, found that neighborhood in Broadview Park. The fruit of his labors:
In 2007, according to the Broadview Park Civic Association, there were four registered sex offenders in the neighborhood; by April 2009, there were 106. Graciela Ortiz, a resident who had 14 sex offenders on her street, began to keep her grandchildren indoors.Sorry to Ortiz and to the island's other neighbors, but I suggest taking your complaints not to the sex offenders themselves but to the city and county officials whose policies are to blame for this madness.