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Monday, June 24, 2013

Common Council To Discuss Sex Offenders

Social media is abuzz with word of the release into the community of another sex offender and now the Deputy Mayor would like the city be given the heads up in the future. 

Shelley Rinehart says the community is sensitive and vulnerable especially after hearing psychiatric evaluations and judge's comments about the liklihood of reoffending that she finds troublesome. 

Rinehart would like the city be given information about the severity of the crime, any relevant psychiatric opinion, the potential for rehabilitation as well as the liklihood to reoffend and the assessed danger to the community. 

She also points out the resources for public safety in the city are stretched thin. City Police have tried to remain within budget but not filling some jobs that are vacant.