2012-03-02 / Top Stories

Protection Against Sex Offenders Top Priority

Partnering with residents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sponsored legislation that will keep an eye on dangerous sex offenders, ensure the well being of our children, increase awareness, and help make Southern Queens and Rockaway a little safer.  A.856-A would prohibit owners of multiple dwellings, such as apartment complexes, from hiring Level 2 or Level 3 sex offenders as building superintendent or manager;  A.1752 would keep level 3 sex offenders from working within 500 feet of a school or day care.  A.8916 would require all Level 3 offenders to have a new photo taken every 90 days; this measure would ensure that most dangerous offenders are more easily recognizable.

“Last November, diligent residents of Lindenwood were distressed when they discovered that a convicted sex offender had moved into their neighborhood by sheer coincidence and not through standard protocol” said Goldfeder. “We immediately gathered along with representatives from Parent’s For Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center to discuss how we may make our community safer. I have since prioritized protecting our children as one of my chief legislative agendas.”

“While we do all we can to keep these dangerous sex offenders away from our children, we also need to stay vigilant and informed to the dangers out there,” Goldfeder said. “I will fight to do everything I can to ensure our children can live in the safe community they deserve.

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