Daily News/Glenn Blain


The state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that local governments can’t barsex offenders from living near a school. In a decision that sent shock waves through communitiesaround New York , the Court of Appeals struck down a 2006 Nassau County law that prohibitedconvicted sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school, saying only the state has thepower to tell offenders where they can and cannot live. The division is going to allow the mostdangerous offenders who are not now under supervision to move in right next door to elementaryschool, said Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law and the CrimeVictims Center. State Lawmakers need to act immediately.

(New York)


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