Sex Offender Housing Meets Opposition

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Saturday, January 27 2007 Jan 27, 2007 Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:19:58 PM CST January 27, 2007 in News
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HOLDEN (AP) - A plan for housing for hundreds of sex offenders near Holden has quickly gained opposition from residents and lawmakers. But details of the plan are still hazy and that's because the man behind the project missed a second scheduled meeting yesterday with Johnson County leaders. Kareem Muhammad, owner of Concorde Enterprise in Kansas City, has asked to meet with commissioners twice, but has NOT showed up or given a written proposal. Hundreds of area residents attended a meeting yesterday to show their disapproval. More than one thousand people have signed petitions opposing housing sex offenders in their area. State Representative David Pearce, a Warrensburg Republican, says a bill was filed this week that would prohibit housing for multiple sex offenders in Missouri.

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