New sex offender law for East Rochester

New sex offender law for East Rochester

There are 61 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Feb 23, 2009, titled New sex offender law for East Rochester. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Is there any room for sex offenders in East Rochester? A new law in the small village makes it illegal for sex offenders to live anywhere near places that children visit like schools and parks and most ...

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What happened to freedom

Rochester, NY

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Why not make it illegal for any one ever convicted of any crime to live in your town? Once a convict Always a convict? So if you ever get a DWI you should never be able to drive again, I have seen more people killed or damaged for life from a drunk driver but we still let them drive. Sex offender are the lowest to ever offend again and DWI convicts are one of the highest to reoffend and we still serve them up their method of offence.
ViperXXX

Webster, NY

#2 Feb 23, 2009
You can blame the state for making rochester a safe haven for sex offenders here, along with prisoners.
David H

Rochester, NY

#3 Feb 23, 2009
These laws are opposed by many law enforcement and victim advocate groups as being ineffective and counterproductive. They make communities less safe, not more so.

A court in Rockland County recently found that county's similar law unconstitutional. Studies have shown that they have no effect on offending. Contrary to myth, the vast majority of registered sex offenders do not repeat their crimes. In New York State, 95% of those arrested for sex crimes are first time offenders and are thus not listed on any sex offender registry. Over 90% of child victims are molested by family members or people they know, not by strangers. More info is available at http://theparson.net/so/residency.htm
THX1138

North Chili, NY

#4 Feb 23, 2009
Haven't these people read the reports from the department of justice and others that says restrictions like these are counterproductive and actually make children less safe? But I guess as long as it sounds good at election time, they don't care.
ClientNo9

United States

#5 Feb 23, 2009
One of the four sex offenders in East Rochester is a homeowner. So what is he supposed to do, just sell his house within the next year? In this market? Makes me wonder.
stephen

Great Falls, VA

#6 Feb 23, 2009
I guess the village made it 2000 feet, so there would be more room for the drug dealers and drunk drivers, sounds like no one goes to school there anyway.
stephen

Great Falls, VA

#7 Feb 23, 2009
attention registered offenders, join RSOL, you'll find it on the web.
stephen

Great Falls, VA

#8 Feb 23, 2009
I find that alot of legislators that create these laws, do so to hide something.
stephen

Great Falls, VA

#9 Feb 23, 2009
The best defence against legislators and there stupid laws, is to vollunteer at there campaiqns and tell everyone on the phone your a sex offender, and you'll be comming to thier house with a brochure.
Right or Wrong

Rochester, NY

#10 Feb 23, 2009
hey they lost their rights when they violated a little girl or boy. That is not true about not repeating .--They are SICK and plenty of them do it over and over. Some one should build a village just for them and get them out of living in the society that they Screwed up in. Sure everyone makes mistakes but messing with children is no mistake thats disgusting and they need to be out of living near any child and keep the children safe.

Since: Feb 09

United States

#11 Feb 24, 2009
Most comments here oppose the law. Gee I wonder why?
Glad for the change

Geneva, NY

#13 Feb 24, 2009
East Rochester is a wonderful little village full of hard working people who care about their village, their school and neighbors. This has always been a walking district. Meaning all children walk to school or parents drop them off, we have no busing. East Rochester is 1 square mile. There are no room for Sex offenders in a village where children must walk to school. I know there is a child rapist that lives within 3 blocks of the school. He was convicted twice of forced rape. Girls that were under 10 years old. A 2001 study conducted by the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) found that child molesters have a higher rate of rearrest than rapists (52% versus 39 percent when tracked over 25 years) and that Child molesters with female victims were between 10 and 29% higher than 52%. Is this a chance you're willing to take with your child? There should be a 1-mile rule. No level 3 sex offender should be allowed to live within 1 mile of a school.
Ron

Rochester, NY

#14 Feb 24, 2009
1 - Sex Offenders have the lowest risk for re-offending. This is fact from many official studies, as in government studies.

Check out the Division Of Criminal Justice.

2 - This is giving people a false sense of security. Most sex offense happen by those not on the registry and more importantly by those that know the victim. If no Registered Sex Offenders live in East Rochester, then tell me this. How are you going to keep the ones that never committed a crime and are not on the registry from harming anyone or from coming from another town or state?

3 - If the children are that important then why doesn't East Rochester have more buses and public transportation for kids. The town isn't that big. Kids may get hit by cars, be robbed, buy drugs, etc. Wouldn't their safety be more important?

4 - Many states have already found that residency restrictions have done nothing to lower sex crimes. They have also found that it costs a huge amount of money. So they have concluded that it isn't worth the cost. Why spend money on something that is not helping at all. Glad to see East Rochester has so much extra money to waste.

People search this online. You will find what I am saying from real, official sources (As in government, etc.) Not numbers pulled out of a hat or watched on a news drama show.
Ron

Rochester, NY

#15 Feb 24, 2009
Also here is a link of myths and facts from the Division of Criminal Justice.

http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/som_m...
Hockey Lover

United States

#16 Feb 24, 2009
Ron wrote:
1 - Sex Offenders have the lowest risk for re-offending. This is fact from many official studies, as in government studies.
Check out the Division Of Criminal Justice.
2 - This is giving people a false sense of security. Most sex offense happen by those not on the registry and more importantly by those that know the victim. If no Registered Sex Offenders live in East Rochester, then tell me this. How are you going to keep the ones that never committed a crime and are not on the registry from harming anyone or from coming from another town or state?
3 - If the children are that important then why doesn't East Rochester have more buses and public transportation for kids. The town isn't that big. Kids may get hit by cars, be robbed, buy drugs, etc. Wouldn't their safety be more important?
4 - Many states have already found that residency restrictions have done nothing to lower sex crimes. They have also found that it costs a huge amount of money. So they have concluded that it isn't worth the cost. Why spend money on something that is not helping at all. Glad to see East Rochester has so much extra money to waste.
People search this online. You will find what I am saying from real, official sources (As in government, etc.) Not numbers pulled out of a hat or watched on a news drama show.
I am very proud of you, continue to stay away from children.
Ron

Rochester, NY

#17 Feb 24, 2009
Hockey Lover wrote:
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I am very proud of you, continue to stay away from children.
Troll Alert!
Hockey Lover

United States

#18 Feb 24, 2009
Ron wrote:
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Troll Alert!
YOU PERVERTS GET SO ANGRY SO EASILY !!!
Ron

Rochester, NY

#19 Feb 24, 2009
Hockey Lover wrote:
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YOU PERVERTS GET SO ANGRY SO EASILY !!!
Troll Alert!
HonestOpinion

AOL

#20 Feb 24, 2009
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children noted in Sept, 2008, there are 664,731 RSOs in
the US. In May 2007, that number was 602,189. In 16 months, there were 62,524 new registrants added.
Thatís 3908.8 per month, 130.3 per day, 5.4 per hour. In other words, every 11 minutes and 6 seconds
another person is added to the SO registry!
The Vera institute of justice reports,
1 in 160 males are now a registered sex offender in the US.
Think about it.
WHO is next to be registered, what are the chances someone in your family will become a registered sex offender, maybe for life?
HOW is the law even effective when there are to many people listed? Will a real dangerous predator, stand out in such a hugh crowd?
WHAT is the cost to prosecute, convict, incarcerate register, track, hunt, supervise, monitor and keep abreast of 664,731 people? With 48% of sex offenders finding it difficult to follow the intended harsh requirements forced on them. The numerous violations create new convictions for technical violations, court proceedings, prosecution, incarceration, and 85% are represented by public defenders, itís not free.
WHEN is someone going to fix this ridiculous mess? Who is benefiting?
It is very sad when a child is truly harmed and murdered but, these Laws are including and punishing, everybody and anybody in that childís name, is it disturbing and unethical. And ignorant! Our children are being named SEX OFFENDERS, in the same laws, proposed for murders and established to protect children from SEX OFFENDERS that are capable of committing murder? How did it get so out of control? Where were our leaders who took an oath to protect citizens from inequality and discrimination? Everyone driving drunk, is not labeled dangerous for life and punished with vehicular Homicide, forever banned from driving in parks, towns,on highways.
Mark

Cobleskill, NY

#21 Feb 24, 2009
Gee, stephen maybe we can have the sex offenders rehabilitate themselves by reading afterschool stories to our youth. Congrats on ER for having the backbone to take steps to call it like it is! In this wourld of political correctness and the criminals having more rights than the victims its nice to see this. There animals, plain and simple and should be treated as such! They gave up their rights when they violated others. Poor pervert, boo hoo hoo. Tell ya what Stephen, maybe you can have them all live with you. Anything you care to share with the group? Come on now, let it out. You make me sick.

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