NEW YORK GETS A D ON SEX OFFENDER SURVEY
In a national survey analyzing the performance of sex-offender registries and community-notification programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, New York State earned a grade of D. Wisconsin got an A and Florida aced all with A-plus.
The survey was released by Stony Brook-based parents for Megan's Law. It offers a bleak outlook on how well states are protecting potential and past victims of sex crimes. it concluded that 25 states scored F's, eight got D's, 13 received C's, three scored B's and two got A's. Laura Ahearn, the group's executive director said, Most communities are under the false impression that if a sex offender moves into the neighborhood, law enforcement would knock on their door, but that's just not the case. Many states - 22 - don't even require door-to-door active community notification for even the most violent of sexual predators, she said.
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