Sunday, May 13, 2012
New York State Senate: Protecting Children Since Never
"The New York State Senate passed a package of eight bills last week, claiming they "prevent sexual abuse". The bills are now in the House, awaiting votes.
If passed, they will have a significant impact on our lives.
One of the bills proposes making Level 2 sex offenders subject to the same community notification requirements as Level 3s. This means that, just after celebrating the one-year anniversary of purchasing our first home in an attempt to gain some desperately needed stability, the local police would go around door to door handing out flyers.
On them would be a picture of my fiancee, our home address and vehicle information, and a description of his charge.
The police would "alert" all of our neighbors to be aware of him and then walk away.
And the Senate pats themselves on the back as God knows what kind of community hysteria ensues, and our already constant fear is elevated to levels previously unknown."
Posted on June 6, 2012 by Cynthia
New York Child Sex Abuse Bill Passes State Senate
"The bill enables the introduction of business records—significantly, Internet service provider records—into evidence in grand jury proceedings; mandating registered sex offenders to supply verification of their Internet accounts and screen names while also allowing the Department of Criminal Justice Services to provide this information to Internet service providers; adding specific sexual crimes against children to the existing list of violent felony offenses; and strengthening penalties for activities involving minors in prostitution, to name just some, said Empire State News."