Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CT: Voters Reject Sex Offender Ordinance : Greenwich voters reject sex offender ordinance.

Voters in a Connecticut town have rejected a plan to prohibit sex offenders from loitering near schools, parks and playgrounds, but advocates say they'll bring it up for a vote again.

Town residents voted 133-49 Monday to table the proposal indefinitely, after questions about its constitutionality arose. The ordinance would ban convicted sex offenders from many public places frequented by children, and give police authority to detain violators and fine them $100.