Thursday, October 25, 2018

Misguided New York advocate Michael Carey also trying to oust registrants from homes for the disabled

Notice that this story could not even provide an anecdotal example of someone ob the registry abusing those in homes for the disabled. Why? Because they are extremely rare, that's why! I've already debunked the myth of "sex offenders running wild in nursing homes." Feel free to tell Michael Carey that his campaign is misguided and based on lies.

Just look at his press release. He uses a case to try to prove his point:

Here is what a convicted sexual predator and pedophile said of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s system, it is “a predators dream.”

"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

There's just one problem-- the person he is using as an example WAS NOT A RESIDENT of the nursing home-- he was a a staff worker who passed a background because, like most in NY state arrested for a sex offense, had no prior sex offense record.

Advocate fights to remove sex offenders from group homes for the disabled

September 26, 2018 11:11 PM

There are more than two dozen sex offenders living side-by-side with our most vulnerable in Monroe County, according to the Jonathan Carey Foundation.

The foundation was started in 2007 in memory of Jonathan Carey, a 13-year-old with autism who died in a group home after being suffocated by staff who improperly restrained him.

"I've been doing this for 11 and a half years and it's absolutely wearisome because I'm fighting a system that does not want to change," said Michael Carey, Jonathan's father.

According to the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), privacy laws prohibit agencies from letting families know if, or when this happens, leaving many in the dark when special needs loved ones are living under the same roof with sexual predators.

Carey also claims incidents that do occur aren't reported and aren't prosecuted. Instead, Carey says many incidents are dealt with internally and kept quiet.

"They discriminate against the disabled and deny them equal access to 911 medical and police services," said Carey.

Federal law requires state & federal Medicaid-funded facilities to be free of abuse and neglect, human rights violations and sexual exploitation.

That is hard to guarantee when the most vulnerable are roommates with sex offenders.

According to the Disabled Rights Protection Commission, only three percent of sexual abuse cases get reported.

The DRPC also estimates about 90 percent of people with developmental disabilities will experience sexual abuse at some point in their lives.

"Right now around 8,000 calls a month go into the state abuse hotline a month," said Carey.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, R-NY, is calling on the New York State Attorney General’s Office to investigate saying, “Placing convicted sex offenders in the same state-run homes as the developmentally disabled is a new low, even for Governor Cuomo.”



    Now a vigilante gets detained for a sting in Oklahoma


    A vigilante who invaded a house with four relatives to confront a man they were accusing of abusing a child, has been jailed.

    Terrence Limerick 34, was described by a judge as not one of the "main agitators" of the events in Tennant Creek but he spend time behind bars.

    The group went to a house in the Northern Territory town on May 6 this year and began yelling at a man inside to come out and to fight.

    The women were "upset and angry" and told Limerick "of a version of events which occurred the night before involving a family member", Acting Justice Dean Mildren said in sentencing remarks in the Supreme Court in Alice Springs.

    The group of women were calling him a rapist and a pedophile.

    When he wouldn't come out they broke the gate off its hinges, Limerick grabbed an axe on the porch and one of the women kicked open the front door.

    The man was inside and pulled his son behind him to protect him.

    One of the women grabbed the axe, raised it above her head with both hands and advanced towards the man and his son, Justice Mildren said.

    The man then grabbed a 30cm hunting knife and held it in front of him for the protection of the child and himself.

    The group of women picked up property belonging to the man, including glass cups, a mirror and tank with a lizard inside and began throwing it at him until he said he would call the police.

    The women were the main agitators and Limerick had diffused what could have been an ugly situation when he urged all of the women to leave.

    However the offences were serious, said the judge, and Limerick had a criminal record including being jailed for assault and committing an act of gross indecency with a child under 16.

    The attack came only a couple of months after Tennant Creek received national notoriety over the rape of a two-year-old in February, for which a 25-year-old man has been charged.

    Limerick pleaded guilty to unlawful entry to a house with intent to commit an offence while armed and aggravated assault.

    "Fortunately, no one suffered any serious injuries as a result of your behaviour," Justice Mildren said.

    "You had no business to go into his home and to demand an explanation ... the matter was in the hands of the police."

    He was sentenced to two years and seven months but could be out by September due to a 16-month non-parole period and the fact he has been in jail since the day of the home invasion.