Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ARM at the Miami-Dade Homeless Registrant Camp, March 26, 2016


Members of the Anti-Registry Movement visited the "s*x offender" homeless camp in Miami-Dade County (Hialeah warehouse district) on March 26, 2016. While there, we met a man named Felix, who was one of the newest arrivals to the camp.

The camp has no running water or toilet facilities. In fact, after talking with the residents at the camp, toilets and TP would be the most desired items. Some residents have tents and cars but some do not. Camping gear, water, food, and clothing would also be appreciated.

Unlike the days when Miami's homeless registrants were forced to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, the media and local charities don't visit this camp. Out of sight, out of mind is the mantra. The Lauren Book Child Safety Ordinance, the 2006 law covering Miami-Dade County, is still in effect. Ron Book is still head of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, yet he rarely, if ever, has any contact with his camp.

This place is truly "Lauren's Kingdom."

(If you want to help gather supplies for these guys, please contact Derek Logue at iamthefallen1@yahoo.com or 513-238-2873)

1 comment:

  1. I was very pleased to read you do more than just talk, I wish others did.
    The secret to more services for the camp would be to move the camp back where the public can see it every day, and use the area their in now as back up. 200 people suddenly setting up a camp on a main street in a day or 2 would surely be noticed and questioned. I've also felt that large numbers of people should Volunteer at campaign offices and then let the public find out. Or the town that gives the most votes to someone wins the New national sex offender headquarters. Fight Dirty.