Log In   ·   Become A Member
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1614.gif

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman Announces Sex Offender Trailers Have Been Closed

Chelsea Katz

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman worked for six years to move the sexual offenders out of the Westhampton and Riverside trailers. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini)

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman recently announced that trailers designated for homeless sex offenders in Riverside and Westhampton have officially been padlocked and their previous tenants have been moved around Suffolk County.

Originally the program was intended to keep offenders in trailers with no more than eight residents and for no more than three weeks. The areas were not meant to be populated or near schools, playgrounds or anyone who the offenders have a wrongdoing against, in accordance with Suffolk County law.

Michael Pitcher, a spokesman for the legislator noted the offenders are being housed in accordance with the Community Protection Act, a policy adopted several months ago. A part of Megan's Law, the Community Protection Act helps police monitor where sex offenders are being housed.

"County laws were certainly complied," said Pitcher.

Schneiderman was motivated by his children stating, "As the father of two kids, I always approached the
positions as 'What if these trailers were near where my kids were sleeping?'" He has been working on moving sex offender housing for the past six years.

Schneiderman worked with County Executive Steve Bellone to move the homeless sex offenders. Bellone spoke at a press conference on Friday, May 17, about his plans to shut down the trailers.

"I think they've been spread throughout the county," Pitcher said. "They are in motels, county homeless shelters..."

According to a press release from Schneiderman's office, the county is looking to move the trailers in Riverside and Westhampton.

"It was a tremendous sense of relief," Schneiderman said of the six years he worked to move the sexual offenders out of the Westhampton and Riverside trailers. "You reach a point where you become skeptical of promises. This one was actually fulfilled."




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1945.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1321.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/586.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2140.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1783.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2083.gif
Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.