The Current | Mar 15, 2013 | 23:59

    Building parks to keep out sex offenders

    Work is underway on a small "pocket park" in Los Angeles. It's an effort that has less to do with the greening of urban America and everything to do with keeping sex offenders out of the neighbourhood.

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