Sunday, March 6, 2016

Looking back at Suffolk Co's first 'arrests"

I stumbled upon this as I was trying to locate more info on Suffolk County's contract with Parents For Megan's Law. This was on the Suffolk Co. website. Interestingly, none of the arrests were anything other than probation violations or a traffic warrant. Half were arrested for "failing to have a picture taken." That's the job of the police!

These arrests were nothing more than a publicity stunt to justify that outrageous contract between Suffol Co. and PFML.

http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/CountyExecutive/tabid/101/ctl/details/itemid/1304/mid/876/bellone-announces-eight-arrests-made-under-community-protection-act.aspx

Bellone Announces Eight Arrests Made Under Community Protection Act

Department: County Executive | Posted: 5/23/2013 | Views: 4142
First arrests made under the comprehensive sex offender monitoring and verification program called “toughest in the nation”

(May 23, 2013 – Yaphank, NY) Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined today by Suffolk County Chief of Detectives William Madigan, Parents for Megan’s Law Executive Director Laura Ahearn, Director of Probation Patrice Dlhopolsky and members of the Suffolk County Legislature to announce that initial arrests have been made under the Suffolk County Community Protection Act, sex offender legislation that provides for the toughest monitoring and enforcement program in the nation.

The Community Protection Act, which was enacted earlier this year, includes a partnership with Parents for Megan’s Law (PFML), the most respected organization dedicated to the prevention of sexual abuse in the region. It provides law enforcement and PFML with the resources they need to verify that registered sex offenders are in compliance with all elements of sex offender law and provides for heightened monitoring of the over 1,000 registered sex offenders who reside in Suffolk County.

Today, Bellone announced the arrest of eight registered sex offenders who were found to be in violation of sex offender laws as a result of the Community Protection Act. They are:

Brian R. (Level 3)
Arrested for failing to report for his 90 day appearance

Robert W. (Level 3)
Arrested by 3rd Precinct Patrol for VTL warrant

Lawrence G. (Level 2)
Arrested for failing to register a change of address

Kevin G.(Level 2)
Arrested for failing to have photo taken

Lawrence L. (Level 2)
Arrested for failing to have photo taken

Terrance C. (Level )
Arrested for participating in computer activity involving sexually stimulating material

Christopher P. (Level 1)
Arrested for failing to have photo taken

Kevin S. (Level 1 Sex Offender)
Arrested for failing to have photo taken

“Because of the adoption of the Suffolk County Community Protection Act and through the efforts of the Suffolk County Police Department, Parents for Megan’s Law and Suffolk County Probation, we now have the ability to monitor registered sex offenders in Suffolk County like never before,” said County Executive Bellone. “These arrests prove that with a comprehensive plan to strengthen verification efforts, we have the tools needed to keep our communities safe.”

“Parents rely on up to date sex offender registry information to keep their children safe,” said Parents for Megan’s Law Executive Director Laura Ahearn. “As a tool, the registry is only effective if it is accurate. This program will not only ensure accuracy, but send a message to registrants that they must comply with the law. We are proud to be part of a team dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable in Suffolk County, brought together through the leadership and support of County Executive Steve Bellone and the Legislature.“

“Protecting children from sex offenders is a high priority for the Suffolk County Police Department,” said Police Commissioner Edward Webber.  “Special Victims Section detectives will continue to work closely with other county agencies to enforce the Community Protection Act, a proactive approach to ensure that sex offenders are complying with laws.“

“I want to thank the members of our Police and Probation Departments for taking swift action to protect our most vulnerable residents,” stated Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne R. Horsley. “I am confident they will continue to be vigilant in working with Parents for Megan’s Law for the safety of our children.”

Look at all these schmucks pretending to actually do something. 

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