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NY: Curran calls for Extension of Sex Offender Regisry

Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-21st AD) today called for the extension of the statewide sex offender registry that requires registration for Level One sex offenders who registered in 1996. Curran said these individuals were the first offenders to register with the system and were required to register on the statewide registry for a 10-year period at that time. This was extended in 2006 for an additional 10 years, for a total of 20 years, which ends in January of next year. Curran noted that a new roster of Level One sex offenders entered into the registry today would be required to register for a 20-year period, ending in 2035.

“While the registry itself is not expiring, the requirement for offenders who have been registered since 1996 for the 20-year period is. Therefore, those Level One offenders will be taken off the list next year because the law suggests they have done their time,” said Curran, a father of four. “I am calling on the legislature to enact another 10-year extension (for a total of 30 years) of this requirement; this should have been done before the end of last session. The safety of our communities is imperative for our children and families. As a parent, I would like to know who is moving into my community or who will be my neighbors upon settling in an area. It’s an unfortunate stigma to be classified as a sex offender, but it is better for everyone in the communities in which we live.” Full Article

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http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2015/11/24/20-years-will-elapse-for-the-first-level-one-offenders-listed-in-1996/76342190/

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  1. Eric Knight

    California law is a cesspool of legislative and executive mismanagement, tempered only by recent court verdicts initiated by Janice, Chance, and the donations to CA RSOL. To that end, what law is Curran talking about? I seem to recall that year the Governator signing into law a bunch of crap that was shut down. NONE of what he signed included a registration extension.

    To that end, this looks strictly like a political stunt. In fact, MOST RC’s have to register for LIFE in any case.

    The original bill the Governator signed back in 2006 is listed on his page: http://www.schwarzenegger.com/issues/milestone/making-california-safer

    Note there is NOTHING about extending the 10-year registry to 20 years. Curran is an ass and he knows it.

  2. Harry

    “Curran, a father of four” I wonder what his position would be, if his “four” are into sexting?

  3. Timmr

    This has echoes of indefinite detention. Oh sorry, you were cleared for release, because we have no evidence that you were still a danger to society, but, Jeez, we just don’t feel comfortable letting you go. They do it to detainees, to registrants, what’s to stop it from expanding to anyone these politicians can present as bogeyman before the ignorant public?

    • New Person

      “When it comes to safety, people are more apt to give up civil liberties.” That’s what a judge on tv said. He also mentioned that’s a dangerous line b/c it’s like what you said, if you lose liberties for this set, then who’s to say another set can’t lose their liberties and so on.

      That’s the problem – no one sees us as human being still. Monsters don’t have rights. Recall that video in the article about updating the site or closing it down? The against closing it downplayed that the number or registrants who did get hit up by vigilantes are insignificant that it shouldn’t matter. So he’s saying that even though some registrants die or could have possibly have died that it’s still okay to do it.

      We’re not human and we don’t deserve another chance at a normal life. The courts made sure of that as it levies a lifetime registration – which should be considered cruel and unusual punishment, but by slight of hand they consider it “not a punishment”. If it’s not a punishment, then there should be some definitive relief b/c it does obstruct life and liberty. It obstructs acquiring a job. This lifetime registration says you are not able to be rehabilitated. That is a cruel and unusual sentencing b/c it predicts something that has not happened. That isn’t what the law is supposed to do to its citizens – unless it’s created sub-citizens. Do DUI people lose their license for life? Or operate any machinery for life? Do DUI people need to register at every city they move to or state or another country?

      When Janice and friends win constitutional battles, that is when they start showing the world we’re humans too. Unfortunately, many people don’t care or don’t care to give us rights back at all.

  4. j

    … the safety of LAWMAKERS CAREERS depends on this important legislation….

  5. ab

    If this guy is in favor of extensions for level one registrants I wonder what bright ideas he would propose for level two and three registrants in New York. I think the real reason for this outlandish call for extension is based on funding. There are probably so many level one people one the registry since 1996 that if they get removed it would be difficult on the next fiscal year to justify what is surely a bloated budget for tracking, monitoring, and registering individuals at the current scale with all the personnel on the job. Which of course is trumped up as a matter of community safety and protecting children.

  6. Jason

    This guy is a jerk. He should be put on the idiots.com registry so people like me can know who I’m living next to…

  7. anonymously

    Brian Curran said “It’s an unfortunate stigma to be classified as a sex offender, but it is better for everyone in the communities in which we live.”

    It’s only better for non-registrant sex offenders who haven’t been caught to benefit from a false sense of security to be able to commit their crimes without scrutiny. Curran seems ignorant of the less than 1% re-offense rate of registrants. Once caught, re-offense is virtually non-existent. This Curran guy seems to be hiding something in his own life. Listen to how he speaks on youtube. His voice is not what you’d expect from looking at a picture of him.

  8. anonymously

    Or I should say, looking at a picture of him next to his credentials as a tough-on-crime Republican father of 4.

  9. USA

    This is a very disturbing article. I can only imagine the number of individuals counting the days before they fall off the registry. This man clearly isn’t up to date with statistics/so on. I suggest he do the right thing and let people move on with their lives. Furthermore, a state like California needs to wake up and realize there are over 80,000 offenders on the registry? It’s time to instill a tiered system and allow people to be removed from the system as well. It’s the right thing to do.

  10. NYC

    Now that Silver has been found guilty, NY Sex Offenders have lost their greatest ally. Anything could happen unless we mobilize ourselves using all our resources.

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