Cities nationwide have found a solid way to exile offenders—building smaller parks. The residents of L.A.'s Harbor Gateway neighborhood asked community leaders to purchase a small lot that will force the 30 or so paroled sex offenders who live in the apartment building across the street to move.

This is pretty normal, as Gawker mentions that a Houston installation company lends its services to various homeowners associations to fend sex offenders off. The only downside is that this has done little to deal with the issue of homeless sex offenders, which has increased "drastically" in California. Gawker also mentions that homeless sex offenders are more likely to commit crimes than ones with decent living situations.

We get the logic, but doesn't it sound like they're robbing Peter to pay Paul?

[via Gawker]