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FL- Man's sex offender info posted by neighbor

If lawmakers don't pass a law prohibiting secondary dissemination situations like this will lead to someone getting killed. Further, in Florida only the police are permitted to post information or pass out flyers about sex offenders. Of course, getting the police to act -in favor- of a registered sex offender -in Florida- is an absolute impossibility, even if it is law!

5-8-2008 Florida:

HOLT — Tensions have been high on Sundance Way after one neighbor posted a flyer of another, identifying him as a sexual offender.

A deputy on Saturday responded as tempers flared, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

A man said he was at home watching a movie when his friends told him his across-the-street neighbors had posted a sign on their privacy fence.

The sign was an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of paper with the man's sexual offender information from the Department of Corrections Web site, a deputy said.

The man claimed the sign was part of an ongoing feud and that "obscenities are regularly exchanged by the two feuding sides," the deputy reported.

Across the street, the neighbors involved refused to speak to the deputy and requested a supervisor. When a sergeant arrived, a woman affirmed printing out her neighbor's sexual offender information and posting it on her fence. She said the man's wife came near it, so she told her not to come on the property to touch the sign or else risk arrest. She said the man then arrived and told her "I don't give a [expletive]," tore down the sign and left.

The wife then said to the neighbor that she had "a good [expletive] mind to go get a shovel and beat the [expletive] [expletive] out of you," according to the report.

Another man at the neighbor's home said the man had been yelling, cussing and "blaring his music of vulgarness" before he tore down the flier.

The case is open and under investigation. The case description is listed as misdemeanor criminal mischief for the tearing down of the flier — valued at 25 cents. ..more.. by Andrew Gant

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