Report Cites Increase of Sex Offenders in Homeless Shelters

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — Some members of the Independent Democratic Conference released a report Thursday that claimed to show a large increase of sex offenders living in New York City’s children and family homeless shelters in the last ten years, the highest ever.

“Our legislation is very, very simple,” said State Senator Jeff Klein, spokesman for the renegade group of Democratic Albany lawmakers who caucus separately from their party leaders. “First and foremost, I recognize the law that states that everyone has a right to shelter. But I do believe that a dangerous sexual predator does not have a right to shelter within a family shelter, with kids.”