ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings: Nov 21, Dec 19 – Details / Recordings

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

National

NY: West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — The battle to move sex offenders out of a group home in West Seneca will continue in Albany. On Tuesday, the judge moved the case on the state’s policy on sex offenders and housing from Erie County Court to Albany County.Since February, residents have repeatedly expressed outrage that seven registered sex offenders are living in a group home on Leydecker Road in West Seneca. They say the state moved the men to their neighborhood without notifying them.

“You’re putting the fox in the hen house,” said Fran Gray, a neighbor. “All summer, this past year, the kids have not been allowed to play outside themselves. They’re not allowed to come out unless mom or dad is out to keep an eye on things.” Full Article

Join the discussion

  1. Robert Curtis

    Reading the article I find it interesting that on one hand they scream concern about where RSO’s live but on the other hand they complain about their inconvenience of having to drive a distance a way for the hearing on the issue.

    Seems to me the registrant is the one being inconvenienced the most. If it really is a big enough issue to them their one day off to trail shouldn’t be that big a deal to them.

    This tells me the importance of the whole issue isn’t really that major to them. Am I reading something wrong here?

  2. Kevin

    If my child were in great danger as these parents suggest their children are in, I would most certainly take a day off of work and drive a few hours to secure my child’s safety. It is abundantly clear that the issue here is NOT safety, but continued punishment and banishment from “their” community. It seems this is just something they want to bitch and complain about and really have no passion to see through to the end. This community likes their drama and they’ve found it in their fight against RSOs.

  3. Outcast

    People of Seneca, stay at home and watch your children, because the vast majority of crimes against children, both sexual and otherwise, happen in the home by people you know and don’t suspect, because you’re focus is on the boogeyman, instead of where the problem is.

  4. fish in a net

    My kids are not allowed to play outside without mom or dad there to watch them. It has nothing to do with RSOs ,it has to do with our version of appropriate parenting.

  5. j

    This is like authorities using Valentine’s day to collect child support from non-compliant parents. This underscores how arbitrary the system is and how labeling is about self promotion of these agencies.

    Why don’t they just to their jobs based on active cases, not the ones committed in the past that have virtually nothing to do with current events.

  6. bothsidesofthestory

    The article doesn’t tell the background of the story. Seven sex offenders were moved in 2 group homes in a residential neighborhood without anyone knowing. Up until December they were in a secure, locked facility because of their mental health issues. The State of NY shut this facility down to save money. Residents in this area are trying to find out how these individuals are suddenly deemed “ok” for group residence living when just a month before the facility shut down they had to be in a more secure environment. Any attempts at gaining this information have been shut down by the state. The yards of these 2 group homes back up to a large park and softball diamonds run by the girls’ league in town. It’s pretty sketchy! So there is definitely more to the story. While I understand the comments here that if this were so important to the families in this neighborhood, they’d take off work and drive “a few hours” let’s remember they will not actually get to say anything in court. If it were heard in a local courtroom, these families might be in the gallery to show support but the 5 hour drive (one way) across the state is clearly not worth their time.

    • wonderin

      It’s always nice to get the rest of the story. I don’t trust the justice system to protect either side of the equation.

    • Kevin

      So now sex offenders are akin to human pollution. We can save a few bucks by closing down a facility and transporting the unwanted contents of the facility to some other area in secrecy and hope that no one finds out.

      I always felt that equating sex offenders to the Jewish population in Europe during WWII was going too far, but I’m starting to realize it’s not WHAT they do to us but more about how they THINK about us…

      • Tim

        We have less rights than some inanimate objects. Monsanto can keep the public from knowing what potential poisoning is in children’s food, yet we just have to know where that guy lives who had sex with his girlfriend twenty years ago when he was 16. Maybe registered citizens ought to form a corporation all 850,000 of us shareholders, since corporations have more say in what gets to be law than individual human nowadays.

Leave a Reply

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

.