Saturday, October 29, 2016

Three men tried to kill a registered citizen, killed an old lady instead. Tell me again why PFML wants to expand the registry?

Parents For Megan's Law wants the info of level 1 registrants in NY state to register for longer than 20 AND they publish level 1 info in violation of state law. Here is why this is a bad idea-- three vigilante thugs killed an elderly woman and left 13 people homeless by starting a fire in an attempt to kill someone on the registry. None of these killers will be on PFML's website.

2 suspects go to Troy in fatal arson
2 waive extradition, 3rd to have hearing in North Carolina
By Kenneth C. Crowe II Updated 9:45 pm, Monday, June 8, 2015

Two of the three suspects in the fatal May 1 arson have waived extradition from North Carolina while the third will have a hearing next week on returning to Troy, a spokesman for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove said Monday.

The three are charged with first-degree arson for allegedly setting the fire, which authorities now believe caused the death of Gladys Halpin, 82.

Halpin was rescued from the 520 Second Ave. apartment building fire, during which she suffered a heart attack. Firefighters were able to revive her and get her to the hospital. She died May 23 at Bay State General Hospital in Massachusetts. Final autopsy results have not yet been released.
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On Sunday, David Stanley, 22, of East Greenbush, was arraigned in City Court and sent to the jail without bail, police spokesman Capt. Daniel DeWolf said. He had previously waived extradition in North Carolina before being brought to Troy.

On Monday, Tyler Smith, 24, formerly of Castleton, waived his extradition at a hearing in Raleigh, N.C., and will be back in Troy by the end of the week, said Jonathan Desso, a spokesman for Abelove.

Abby Slaga, 21, of East Greenbush, did not waive extradition because she wanted to consult with an attorney, Desso said. Slaga's hearing will be June 16 in Franklin County, N.C. She will continue to be held on a fugitive from justice warrant in the Franklin County Jail without bail.

Stanley, Slaga and Smith were arrested last week by Raleigh police and Franklin County deputies on fugitive warrants issued in Troy. City detectives took part in the arrests.

DeWolf said detectives would return to Raleigh to bring back Smith.

According to Stanley's arrest report and criminal complaint, at least two people have given statements to police about what they saw and heard that night.

Those witnesses said Monday that the three defendants and a man who lived on the second floor of 520 Second Ave. had a feud over money that was apparently stolen from the tenant.

"They spray painted 'Rapo' on his door and on the building," said one witness who did not want his name used. "He was a Level 1 sex offender, we were told, but it sounded to me like they were arguing over money. I could smell the gasoline they used to set the fire outside his door."

The target of the flames was convicted of a sex crime in 2004, officials said.

Another witness said she had just come home from work that night and heard the argument and went to see what was going on.

"Then I saw the whole building just go 'boom' and saw the three people run out the door, one on fire. I then rushed around to make sure everyone was getting out."

Smith had been out of state prison for just a week before he allegedly took part in setting the fatal fire, according to authorities and New York state inmate records. He had been in prison for attempted burglary in Rensselaer County.

The three fled to the home in North Carolina of a relative of one of the suspects.

Officials said all three were friends and Slaga was involved in a romantic relationship with one of the men, but they did not specify which one.

Officials declined to say how the fire was set.

A video from the night of the fire appeared to show three people fleeing the building at 520 Second Ave.

The fire spread to neighboring 518 Second Ave. next door. Both buildings were heavily damaged and are now boarded up.

The investigation continues, and authorities have not ruled out additional charges.

The May 1 fire has not been linked to an earlier string of 13 fires set in Lansingburgh between July 2014 and February 2015, police said.

Today we learned the fate of these vigilante scumbags:

TROY, NY (WRGB) Three people involved in setting a fire that lead to the death of an elderly Lansingburgh woman learned their fate Thursday.

82-year-old Grace Halpin shortly after fire broke out at 520 Second Ave. in May 2015.

Tyler Smith had pleaded guilty to arson and manslaughter.

Tyler Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Back in August, 23-year-old David Stanley plead guilty to one count of arson and one count of manslaughter and will spend 22 years behind bars.

A third person, Abbey Slaga was sentenced to 2 and 1/3 to 7 years in prison for her role in the fire.

That fire also left 13 people homeless.

Abbey Slaga

David Stanley

Tyler Smith

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If it is on the internet it MUST be true, right? Laura Ahearn tells us to Google her critics and cite the first bad thing that pops up

Ah, the Internet, where anyone can say anything and people can believe it without fact checking. Nowhere does this seem more true than in the victim industry. Victim industry blowhards like Laura Ahearn feel they can say anything they want and no one will bother to fact check. 

Lets look back to the following article from early 2013, when USA Fair issued a challenge to Ahearn and her bogus statistics. Ahearn's response was not to argue facts (because PFML lacks the facts). Instead, Ahearn cited an attack website called "Evil-Unveiled," which is part of the troll website Encyclopedia Dramatica. But hey, if it is on the internet it must be true, right?

Shana Rowan, a USAFair founder, said she wrote to Ahearn in December seeking changes to statistics on the PFML website that she says misrepresent the results of a study on repeat offenders. Ahearn never replied to the letter.

“As executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law, Laura Ahearn has shown herself to be a zealot who has built a career demonizing the very people she is now to be charged with monitoring. She has perpetuated the myth of high sex offender recidivism, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, to enrich her organization,” Rowan said.

Ahearn dismissed Rowan’s criticism, pointing to Rowan’s engagement to a registered offender who she said “raped a six year old child.” Ahearn also said Rowan is “part of NAMBLA,” the North American Man/Boy Love Association. Asked for documentation, Ahearn said, “Just search her name on the Internet.”

Rowan categorically denies that she has ever in any way been associated with NAMBLA. A website called has a page about her with her name in the URL, and it’s the top hit in a Google search of her name. The page says she is a member of “the new NAMBLA” a name the website gives to “activists” seeking reform of registry laws, allegedly so that they can have sex with children.

“I think it’s very telling that she [Ahearn] would resort to personal attacks instead of discussing the issues on the merits,” Rowan said this week.

Rowan said as the recipient of signifcant public funding — Parents for Megan’s Law’s 2011 federal tax return reports the group received more than $946,000 in government grants in 2011, the lion’s share of its total revenue of just under $1.1 million — the group should be held accountable for providing accurat information to the public. “That was really all we were seeking,” Rowan said. “The new deal with Suffolk County is a whole other subject,” she said. 

“Parents for Megan’s Law has no experience in sex offender management – none,” Rowan said, questioning how the county could “sole-source such an important and costly contract without even considering truly qualified parties – such as the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, who are mental health professionals and sex-offender policy researchers. Rowan said the vote by the legislature was “a political attempt to purchase Laura Ahearn’s support for the controversial proposal at great cost to the taxpayer.”

Asked to respond to the criticism of USAFair, Baird-Streeter, the county executive’s spokesperson said, “No comment.”

Who cites a source like Encyclopedia Dramatica as a valid source of information? (Seriously, if you've never heard of the website, Google it and jyst read the front page. I'm not linking to that foul site.) Laura Ahearn does, that's who. Well, there's a lot on Laura Ahearn here, but I don't cite ED as a source. Each post here is a link to actual information, such as public records or even PFML's own crapsite. Here is a woman who is contracted by the government to handle the duties of law enforcement agents relying on a troll website as a valid source. Who will she cite next? The Onion? Does Laura Ahearn believe in Raptor Jesus and does she hold her breath for 10 seconds while reposting random Facebook chain letters that say share with 10 friends or be haunted by a ghost? Just how gullible is Laura Ahearn, anyways? What an idiot!

Just in case you still think ED is a valid website, THIS is from ED's own website page "About Encyclopedia Dramatica":


Done in the spirit of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, Encyclopædia Dramatica's purpose is to provide a central catalog for the e-public to view parody and satire of drama, memes, e-pals and other interesting happenings on the internets. The goal is to provide comprehensive, reference-style parody, to poke fun at everyone and everything on the internet, as well as an archive for online communities to document and reference deviant users.

While the articles themselves are mostly satirical jabs at Internet users (both individually and in groups,) sites, and phenomena, bear in mind that the Encyclopædia Dramatica itself is a parody of a much less funny online encyclopedia. As such, ED articles tend to make fun of the supposed objectivity and accuracy, elitism, and stupid edit wars of such sites. In other words, expect blatant, biased lies, and expect boring truths to get deleted quickly.

ED's third purpose is to catalogue Internets phenomena. In this role, it's actually a fairly good reference for dramatic events and things like memes and netspeak, provided you bear in mind the first two purposes and take what you learn with a Girlmecha-sized grain of salt.

Monday, October 17, 2016

FYI: Home Addresses for corrupt Suffolk County legislators can be found on FEC website

It is interesting to find Suffolk County legislators listed in paperwork for state level politicians. On the Tim Bishop for Congress campaign, we find Kara Hahn contributing to the campaign:

Kara Hahn
41 Thompson Hay Path
Setauket NY 11733

In another area of the Tim Bishop for Congress paperwork we find Steve Bellone's address: 

Steven Bellone
195 Marcy St.
North Babylon, NY 11703

And here is Laura Ahearn contributing to Zeldin for Congress: 

Laura Ahearn
18 Balfour Ln.
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Before anyone gives me grief about publishing home addresses, let me make a couple of things clear. First, these folks support publishing the addresses of those forced onto the registry and were determined not to be a risk to the public, in addition to pushing to extend their registration period. Second, these addresses are on a publicly accessible website, so what is good for the goose is good for the gander. I'm merely republishing the information that is already available online. Surely they can't have a problem with that! 

Besides publishing addresses, it is interesting to note how many of these politicians are "donating" to other politicians. Just follow the money. I think you all know where this is heading.

Speaking of following the money...

"A super PAC run by Suffolk County police unions has built a multimillion-dollar campaign operation, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to help elect local candidates and boost its clout on law enforcement issues.

Funded with $1-a-day mandatory fees from approximately 2,500 police department members, the Long Island Law Enforcement Foundation regularly outspent candidates it targeted."

Here are Laura Ahearn's political contributions for 2016: (Go here and searh "Ahearn" in name and fill in the rest of the form, specifically date, and for contrubutions, I added 0 minimum and 100000000 maximum)

Here are Ahearn's contributions from the FEC: (Go here and fill out the name section):

As an added bonus, here is the address of the prosecutor present at all Suffolk Co legislature meetings and who gave Ahearn protection of the county as an agent of the state:

ISLIP, NY 11751

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Suffolk Co Leg. Presiding Officer Gregory Participates in Ride-Along with PFML

Why is anyone from the legislature allowed to do this? Seems like more typical legislature and PFML engaging in mutual ass-kissing.

Presiding Officer Gregory Participates in Ride-Along with Parents for Megan’s Law

September 27, 2016  By Kelly Tenny

NEW YORK – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory recently visited Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center in Stony Brook for a tour of their facility and to participate in a ride-along with members of their sex offender management team on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

“I want to thank Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center for inviting me to get a first-hand look at all the work they do to help protect the residents of our county,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “The experience reaffirmed for me the impact this program has in ensuring that potentially harmful individuals are following every aspect of the law.”

In March 2013, Suffolk County turned over the task of verifying the addresses of the county’s sex offenders to Parents for Megan’s Law under the county’s Community Protection Act. The agency employs retired law enforcement officers who travel to all corners of the county in morning and evening shifts to verify addresses of offenders.

“I applaud Presiding Officer Gregory for his unwavering commitment to keeping the residents of Suffolk County safe through prevention education and sex offender management,” said Laura Ahearn, Executive Director of Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center. “Presiding Officer Gregory took time out of his very busy schedule to personally observe agency operations and programs, work with agency staff, and offer valuable insight into the challenges facing our communities.”

In addition to their sex offender management team, the agency provides crime victim services to child and adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and all victims of violent crime. Prevention educators work with public and private schools, community organizations and houses of worship to provide sexual abuse prevention programs for children, teens and adults.