So how long is California going to continue to play the "sex offender shuffle?" See the video at the end, which is from 2006.
_____ Says His Family Was Evicted After Neighbors Found His Brother's Megan's Law Listing
CARLSBAD - A Carlsbad family is being forced to leave their neighborhood after a relative was found listed on the Megan's Law website.
“We moved here to be safe and the neighborhood's turned on us,” said _____ who lives in a Carlsbad neighborhood with _____ and their two children.
In 2007, _____’s brother, _____ was sentenced for burglary. _____ was released from prison two weeks ago
“[He] had no place to go, [so] we let him stay here for about a week,” said _____.
However, _____’s brother is a registered sex offender. _____ said his brother is not dangerous and the offense happened 25 years ago and involved a girlfriend.
Neighbors worried that the next John Gardner might be just around the corner.
A 10News poll found 73 percent of San Diegans polled wanted to receive e-mail alerts if a sex offender moved in to their neighborhood. Eighteen percent said no, and eight percent were not sure.
Though _____ is now gone, he was legally entitled to live there.
“He’s still registered here, but doesn’t stay here now,” said _____.
_____, who closely resembles his older brother said he’s being targeted.
“We’re the ones in fear now because of a bunch of comments that say a child molester drives a black BMW; everything from that to people saying they’re worried they’re not safe in their own homes,” said _____.
“I didn’t realize people could get that ugly,” said Grove.
One neighbor said he’ll be glad when the family moves.
Another neighbor said everyone was on edge after what happened to Amber and Chelsea.
“I think it’s an incendiary environment and think people are in fear, checking Megan’s Law weekly,” she said. “I know I am and that’s how they saw it right away.”
Though the family is moving to another place, they said their next move would be to see an attorney.