Sunday, November 29, 2015
Patrick Phelan, Greece NY police chief, has a serious case of denial
Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said the registry helps track offenders. By removing them, it allows them to go undetected. "It isn't conducive to the safety of the residents of N.Y. to remove sex offenders from the registry. It's a good law. It doesn't behoove anybody except sex offenders to take them off the registry," Phelan said.
Some say being registered for 20 years is long enough. Phelan disagrees. "I don't see where we're harming them in any way by simply keeping them on the registry. They're still free citizens in the USA. They can come and go where ever they want, whenever they want. We're just monitoring them," Phelan said.