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Sex Offenders

Protecting Children Against Predators

Youth Groups: Access To Predators’ Records Will Mean Better Safety

New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.

06/02/2014

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N.J. Appeals Court: Sex Offenders Can Be Barred From Social Networking

A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that paroled sex offenders can be barred from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networking platforms.

11/26/2013

Former New York Governor George Pataki. (file/credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Jury: Pataki’s Program To Institutionalize Sex Offenders Didn’t Violate Rights

A jury decided Wednesday that former New York Gov. George Pataki did not violate sex offenders’ rights by authorizing a program to involuntarily commit them to mental institutions after they completed their sentences.

07/31/2013

Former New York Governor George Pataki. (file/credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pataki Defends Himself Against Lawsuit Brought By Convicted Sex Offenders

Former New York Gov. George Pataki testified Tuesday about how more than 100 sex offenders came to be institutionalized after they finished their prison sentences.

07/23/2013

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Proposed ‘Wall Of Shame’ Could Help Subway Riders Identify Convicted Sex Offenders

On Monday Vallone will introduce a resolution to the City Council that will call for a ‘wall of shame’; pictures of convicted sex offenders would be posted in the stations where attacks have occurred, and in stations near the offenders’ homes.

03/09/2013

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Suffolk County Votes To Remove 2 Trailers Full Of Sex Offenders

Suffolk County lawmakers have voted unanimously to move 38 homeless sex offenders out of two construction trailers, and place them in scattered locations throughout the county.

02/05/2013

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State Proposal Would Require Background Checks For Senior Care Workers

A new New York state proposal would require criminal background checks to keep sex offenders from acquiring jobs at senior care facilities.

01/06/2013

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Local Lawmakers Pushing For Law To Ban Pedophiles From Children’s Section Of Libraries

Parents that spoke with CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez said they strongly support tougher laws banning offenders from children’s departments, though many question how legislation would be enforced.

10/19/2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Speaker Quinn Announces Plan To Get Tough On Sex Offenders

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday announced a five-point plan prescribing tougher penalties for sexual predators.

CBS New York–10/09/2012

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Cuomo: NY Law Sheds 24,000 Sex Offenders From Social Networks

A New York law is credited with removing 24,000 sex offenders from Internet social networking sites nationwide.

04/28/2011

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Babylon Supervisor Sounds Warning Of Missing Sex Offenders

Supervisor Steve Bellone says two missing sex offenders in his town are evidence of the need for government re-examination for sex offender verification procedures.

04/21/2011

Nassau County Police Department Patch

Nassau PD Will Check On Sex Offenders On Halloween

The scariest thing about Halloween is the possibility of sex offenders attacking children as they go trick-or-treating.

10/29/2010