Sheriffs: Bedridden Won't be Forced to Move. For Now.


Despite the state's draconian new sex offender requirements, sheriffs in Georgia have "temporarily" agreed not to force nursing home residents, some of whom are bedridden, to move. (No word on whether they'll be allowed to don Halloween costumes in bed.) For no discernible reason, the law forbids anyone on the offender registry from living within 1,000 feet of a church. Bus stops and schools get the same perimeter.

Back in June, I wrote about Georgia resident Wendy Whitaker, who was forced to move for the crime of performing fellatio on a 15-year-old boy ten years ago, when she was 17. At the time, she was about to be forced out once again, as her town had decided to plop a bus stop near the second residence.