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NYS cuts small-town sex offenders a major break

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:22 AM
This is a pretty twisted move on New York state's part. The ruling has negated county/local restrictions on sex offender placement, leaving ANY of those who are not on parole/probation free to live/whatever near schools etc without restrictions.

This means someone who violently assaulted a child can do their time and then waltz into a playground.

Level 1 (low risk of repeat offense) - NO residency restrictions
Level 2 (moderate risk of repeat offense) - NO residency restrictions
Level 3 (high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists). - this guy only has to stay/live 1000 ft away UNTIL his probation ends

They are all under the same umbrella now.

The state Court of Appeals threw out a Nassau County law that kept all sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school, arguing that the state's restrictions on those convicted of sex crimes pre-empt local measures.

LaFountain said the state law is full of holes that leaves large pockets of the community unprotected-- like parks, playgrounds, sports complexes and recreation centers.
Residency restrictions outlined by the state only apply to level three sex offenders, who are considered to be the most likely to commit a new offense. According to state law, level three sex offenders are prohibited from living within 1,000 ft. of a school or daycare while on parole or supervised release, but when that sentence expires, there are no restrictions.
"That is absolutely crazy, that is absolutely is crazy." LaFountain said, "So because we are not a school and because we are not a daycare you allow a level 2 or a level 3, in this case a level three take up residency right across the street from this complex." LaFoutain said the holes in the state law were highlighted when a level three sex offender registered at an address less than 200 ft. from a park which is home to the town's little league teams and not far from Town Hall.

The case centered on Michael Diack, a Nassau man who was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2001 and moved within 500 feet of two schools in 2008. A level 1 offender, Diack had already served his prison sentence and was no longer on parole at the time he moved.

Nassau County's law, which was enacted in 2006, applied to all sex offenders.

New York's law prohibits level 3 offenders and those on parole and probation from knowingly entering school grounds or being in a parked car within 1,000 feet. The courts have interpreted that to mean they can't live within 1,000 feet of a school, either.

The court ruled that local laws were "redundant", "ineffective" and they "hinder State-wide uniformity concerning sex offender placement."

"Some local governments, based on unique circumstances, believe additional safety requirements are in order," Acquario said in a statement. "The court ruling prohibits these additional local safeguards."

I agree with the local governments on this one. No good can come of this.

edit on 20-2-2015 by FireflyStars because: clarify

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:31 AM
Nope sorry try again i understand people make mistakes but to allow them to remerge with society is asking for repeat offense to occur... a reply to: FireflyStars

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 06:21 AM
a reply to: FireflyStars

We do it a little different in canada . "RCMP have been holding back millions of dollars from the force's vaunted program to fight online child pornography, partly to help the Harper government pay down the federal deficit.

CBC News has learned that over a five-year period, Canada's national police force Mounties withheld some $10 million in funds earmarked for its National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre and related projects, linchpins of the government's anti-child-pornography agenda.

The cuts, made partly as an RCMP contribution to the government's so-called deficit reduction action plan, have occurred even as the number of child-exploitation tips from the public increase exponentially.

The systematic underfunding is highlighted in a draft report prepared for Public Safety Canada, and obtained through the Access to Information Act.

The document, dated November last year, says the RCMP failed to spend its full $8-million annual budget to catch online child abusers throughout the five-year period ending in 2013. Kind of gives a new meaning to Harpers tough on crime especially when it comes to the kids I think .

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 07:00 AM
a reply to: the2ofusr1

With all the pedo stuff in the air lately I'd say it's pretty unfortunate timing for New York to pull this kind of thing. It just screams "hey guys, we got your elm guest house right here for ya"

That's sad the RCMP can't handle all their tips, but that's where they chose to apply budget cuts? Yikes. Maybe we really are paving the way for NWO pedosadists... Slowly and methodically. Or at least leaving the door open wide enough for them to creep through. Yech.

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