The ACLU's Howard Simon said it's great that the folks living at the bridge will soon get homes, but questions whether this will solve the overall problem. "It's like dealing with the symptoms and not the cause," he said. "It's only a matter of time before there will be another shantytown." Rigoberto Gonzalez, a 57-year-old who served 16 years in prison on multiple child rape and molestation charges, shrugs when asked where the state should send him. He's been living in a tent under the bridge since he was released in May, and is aided with food and water from friends. Gonzalez has no family - they are all in Cuba - and says he can't work because his green card was taken away when he went to prison. "If the government pays for an apartment, I'll go," said Gonzalez, in Spanish. "I would prefer to work and pay for an apartment myself. All I ask is that they treat us like people, not animals." He adds that if he were given the option to return to Cuba - a country he left in 1980 - then he would go back. "In Cuba, there are human rights."
Doesnt anyone other than me find the above article insane..send his criminal ass back to Cuba what the hell are we waiting for?