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Murphy: Sex Offender Info

The Island Trees Superintendent's weekly address to his community.

Dear Island Trees Community,

Last week I was again notified about a registered sex offender that had moved into the Island Trees community. To verify the information, I went to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services website to search the public registry of sex offenders.

It was fairly easy to find this particular sex offender and all of the details of his crimes, including offenses and charges. I encourage all parents and concerned community members to use the website regularly to protect your children.

Please remember the Island Trees community is comprised of several towns; therefore, using the Levittown zip code in your search may not provide all of the information needed to protect your children and/or to keep you informed of all of the registered sex offenders in our area. I suggest using several zip codes within the Island Trees community (11756, 11714 and 11783), as well as those of neighboring towns.

At this date, there are six sex offenders living in Levittown and more in the other towns within our community. Therefore, I strongly encourage parents to use this site periodically in order to be informed of the sex offenders living in the neighborhood.

I believe the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services listed above may be the most up-to-date website tool for searching for New York State sex offenders. I would, however, encourage parents to use Parent’s for Megan’s Law for its other resources. The Megan’s Law website has a great deal of information to help protect your children against child predators. The “District Information” link on the Island Trees School District website has both websites connected to our homepage.

In closing, please be assured that Island Trees is dedicated to the safety of our students. I have made it a practice to send out the information to the community through our IT-gram email system. Community members can sign up to receive all of our school messages, including sex offender notification, on our email list. We will continue to work with parents and the school community to ensure a safe school community for our children.

Chris Spencer March 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Listen. I'm 21 years old, and I feel a little sleezy when I see an 18 year old flirting with me. It's down right wrong. These kids haven't grown up enough to make these decisions, theyre young and wreckless. If a 16 year old chose to sleep with me, I wouldn't, that's damn right disgusting. Thes guys are predators. They rob these kids of their innocence- if the kid wanted to or not. They aren't old enough to make that decision. If I was a parent, I'd rather have my kid fool around with another kid in their grade or their school then a dead beat predator. You know how you can tell they're dead beats and that they are true scum. Just by looking at how they are placed in jail. Criminals in jail have fights over the color of their skin, who is more tough, who has drugs that they want ect... BUT if you place a predator in their, the prisoners will join together, putting their beefs to the side, and beat the crap out of the predators. Murders, assaulters. Arsonist, drug dealers, The people who are at the bottom of society won't even commit this type of crime, even they know better not to prey on children.
Chris Spencer March 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
As for letting the public locate and track these predators, everyone, not just parents, but everyone. I've had a drug dealer on my block, but he never came to me trying to have sex with me or rape me. Those type of criminals are dangerous, but are not sick enough in the head to do such a thing. But if your a predator, that's something to look out for, because those are pretty much the only people who will ever commit such a horrible crime. I belive predators are actually sick in the head, their sick, they have a mental illness. I'm not insulting them, but they are sick and need help. Families have the right to know where these people are. No one wants their child sexually assaulted. As for Rudy101 saying "And while you think about sex offenders and the danger to school children? Think about this: The most dangerous and prolific danger to students, is other students." Once again, I'd rather have my kid grow up like a normal kid, have their first kiss with another class mate, than an older, creepy, predator
Chris Spencer March 13, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Who are you to state what's right and wrong? I also didn't say an 18 year old flirting with me, a 21 year old is in natural, all I said was that I felt sketchy, dude you just like to twist everyone's words around. How am I to young? I see chicks all the time that are 20 getting it in with 30 year olds, in my judgement, it's disgusting. FACT IS BUDDY, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHO IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR AND WHERE/IF THEY ARE IN OR NEAR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. BOTTOM LINE. Don't start rambling on about the law, too bad, that's how it is. Go onto that other thread where you defended another predator. We don't care what you say, you know your making yourself either a predator yourself, or a lawyer working for predators. Where is all your profile info? Not even a photo of yourself. Just shows your a strait up embarrassment to yourself, and you have no pride to even show yourself. Go ahead and twist my words around. We are all on the same page but you, and I know enough about you now to just not even bother replying back to you. Take care of yourself.
Chris Spencer March 13, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Ok, let me get this strait. We don't have the right to know who is a sex offender. Though on every job application it asks if the person has ever committed a felony. I guess if that was illegal it would have been taken off already and lawsuits would have been created? I know, a different part of the law, labor laws. But the thing is bud, things are changing, even how you were saying it's not safe to post your picture/information on a local neighborhood news website, think of how unsafe it is having a child growing up right now, with all these drugs, robberies- must be so nerve racking. Now, take away not knowing if a sexual offender is in the area, it quadruple's the safety of the children. At least they will take extra caution to save their children. Place yourself as a parent, having a 7 year old girl growing up. Your telling me you wouldn't want to know if a sex offender is in the area. But the law- the law is corrupt. Look at all these Police officers in Nassau county making huge mistakes, 2 friendly fires, a DWI, or how Bout that one cop who agreed to letting 2 girls get away without a ticket if they gave him their numbers and called him later? They got a very small sentence, if jail at all. I don't have anything agaisnt the cops. I'd like to become one myself in the future. What I'm saying is yea the constitution and the law, yea it's written but people can still bend the rules and get away with it. That's that.
HiJinx March 16, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Just glancing thru this conversation and I suggest you all need to fixate on something else! Spending so much hostility on this subject makes us wonder why the.fixation exists.

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