In 2007, Miami New Times first documented the unintended side effect of Miami-Dade County's strict laws about where convicted sex offenders can live: Namely, that dozens of men were forced by law to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in squalid conditions. The men were eventually moved out amid national outcry, but earlier this year New Times found that little had changed: Now the men were stuck camping near train tracks in Hialeah.
Photo by Terrence McCoy Andre Moss is one of about 50 homeless sex offenders forced to live in tents near Hialeah train tracks.
This week, the national ACLU has gotten involved. The group is suing Miami-Dade County in federal court, demanding a permanent injunction against the law.More »