Thursday, January 3, 2008

Outgoing mayor vetoes sex offender ordinance


NASHUA, N.H.—Nashua (New Hampshire)'s mayor is leaving office with a strong statement.
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Mayor Bernie Streeter has vetoed an ordinance that would have prevented registered child sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, parks or day-care centers. It applied to convicted sex offenders whose victims were 13 years old or younger.

Nashua's board of aldermen passed the ordinance last week.

It had been opposed by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

The board would need at least 10 votes to overturn Streeter's veto. The ordinance passed by a vote of 7 to 6.

A new mayor and a new board are sworn in Sunday.


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