Living here in a small town in North Florida, nearly everyone knows everyone else. If you don’t know a person, chances are you probably know someone who does.
It’s common knowledge what most everyone’s family history is, what they’ve done in their life, good and bad, and what kind of person they are in general.
There are a few people here that have been convicted of sex crimes, labeled a sexual predator, served their time, and then released.
We all know who they are, what they were convicted of, and the whole story behind their crimes.
Now we all have a little extra help from our county government.
In Bradford County, Florida, red signs are now required to be posted in front of a convicted sexual predator’s home as a form of notification to the community.
Most of us here thought it was no big deal, we all knew who they were anyway. But outside media attention has stirred up a debate within our county, the country, and about sexual predator laws in general.