In the days before his death, Thomas Pauli, a homeless sex offender in Grand Rapids,Michigan, tried to get a bed at two different shelters, but was turned away. Both sheltersare within 1,000 feet of Central Catholic High School. Pauli was prohibited from residing atthe shelters, even for a night. The shelters near public parks are also prohibited areas forsex offenders. So, Pauli slept outside, behind a recycling shop. That’s where hislifeless body was found, crouched on hands and knees in the snow, apparently frozen to death.