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Sep 21, 2010 5:47 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Schneiderman: End in sight for homeless sex offender trailers in Riverside and Westhampton

Sep 21, 2010 5:47 PM

A bill by Mr. Schneiderman that would mandate that the new shelters would be located as far as possible from residences is currently pending in the legislature. Mr. Blass said he did not anticipate the shelters would be sited in residential areas.

Mr. Schneiderman acknowledged that, as per the proposed new program, homeless sex offenders could still reside on the South Fork—but in numbers closer to three, instead of the current 30 or so.

“We have maintained that we would do our share,” he said. “We’re not trying to take our problem and dump it on anyone else. We just don’t want their problem dumped on us.”

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secret!!!! Blank this - government owes it to us to tell us.
Better not be the Coast Guard Housing at Hampton West - we'll protest - beleive me
By North of Highway (280), Westhampton Beach on Sep 20, 10 11:24 AM
i have the perfect place. it is called prison!
By fishy (90), East Hampton on Sep 20, 10 12:08 PM
Send them to Texas, where they belong.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Sep 20, 10 12:16 PM
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Ed Hernandez, the Suffolk County Deputy Director for Social Services, is a former employee of Community Housing Innovations, the lone bidder on this project. Do we have a conflict of interest here?
By North of Highway (280), Westhampton Beach on Sep 20, 10 12:32 PM
Unfortunately not.... it is SOP.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Sep 20, 10 11:05 PM
Plum Island? I can't think of a single place where the community won't be furious. Who do you hate in Texas?
By mterry (5), Flanders on Sep 20, 10 12:46 PM
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Can somebody remind me again why it's the taxpayers responsibility to house these criminals?
By Sag Native (54), East Hampton on Sep 20, 10 2:17 PM
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So we can keep track of them. Would you prefer they be set lose to attack again because no one knows where they are? These programs cost less than prison.
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Sep 21, 10 10:27 AM
What this article fails to mention is that these sex offenders are currently getting - $90/day of our money - yes, that's $2,700.00 to spend on ''housing''. If these so called sex-offenders aka rapists, child molesters and assorted miscreants continue to get $2,700.00 per month or $32,400 per year - this is stimulus alright - then who cares where they live. It's a complete work - the real issue is the $$. What is happening to that Mr. Bureaucrat looking for the pat on the back?
By IcanCnovember (15), Southampton on Sep 20, 10 2:29 PM
So what are they doing with the money now if they are living in the trailers?

Internet porn subscriptions? Ice Cream Truck rentals? Trenchcoats?

Are they allowed to pocket it?
By C Law (341), Water Mill on Sep 20, 10 4:50 PM
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really they get 90 $ a day ouah I lost it all the last 3 years get homeless for 1 pass 2010 with 10 box on my bank account....constantly look for job and still can't really get bck on my feet and I m not criminal, didn't sink in alcohol and don't do drugs
surviving still !! and really hard to do groceries...anyway I wish to have 90$ a day but I have no help !!!!!!! should I think to get such a status to be helped???? that is really disturbing me
By dlb (21), sag harbor on Sep 20, 10 9:15 PM
They don't get $90 a day if they live in the trailers, that is for the ones who are homeless and don't live in the trailers. It is either or, not both.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Sep 20, 10 11:03 PM
Just goes to show that the system is a mess - commit a crime (esp. sex offenses) and you get free room and board, 3 meals a day, free medical, oh yes, don't forget free training for some kind of trade to back out in society (unfortunately). Also they can sue the state for mistreatment in prison, etc.

Meanwhile....there are millions of people out of work, losing their homes, no medical benefits, can't afford to put food on the table due to the economy.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!
By DB1218 (2), Medford on Sep 21, 10 10:30 AM
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try learning to write
By CaptainSig (708), Dutch Harbor on Sep 27, 10 8:34 PM
You're right, let's not pay for this in taxes and let sex offenders wander free about and rent rooms in homes, I'm sure that's a much better alternative.
By elfid (2), East Hampton on Sep 20, 10 3:01 PM

Residents keep you eyes on this problem !!!!
Go to familywatchdog.us
By shock (70), whb on Sep 20, 10 4:31 PM
Um, does this happen to be a re-election year for Schneiderman?
By Frank Wheeler (1811), Northampton on Sep 20, 10 4:39 PM
Nope, he ran unopposed in last year's election. I think he genuinely cares about this issue.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Sep 20, 10 10:59 PM
Community Housing Innovations (CHI) has proven to be a poor neighbor in Hampton West Estates. The one house they own on Edwards Street was an eyesore until the community hounded Mr. Alex Roberts, CHI's director to fix it up. There tenants were involved in drug use and one of them worked at the CVS on Main Street and stole credit card data from customers - some of you readers may remember this.
I shudder at the thought of CHI handling the placement of sex offenders in our neighborhood. By the ...more
By North of Highway (280), Westhampton Beach on Sep 20, 10 8:13 PM
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By IcanCnovember (15), Southampton on Sep 22, 10 12:39 PM
Are they asked to work and maybe provide for themselves? I dont understand the 90 dollars a day
By GoldenBoy (341), EastEnd on Sep 22, 10 5:04 PM
They are getting more per day then the average grocery store clerk. If they can't find housing or a job, maybe the trailers should be placed in a correctional facility.
By Sag Native (54), East Hampton on Sep 22, 10 5:27 PM
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By GoldenBoy (341), EastEnd on Sep 22, 10 8:04 PM
What's with this secret stuff? Why can't they say where these guys are going to go? If we're paying for it, we have a right to know.
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on Sep 27, 10 8:34 PM
they don't want to give the community time to organize against the plan.
Plain and simple - they want to circumvent local opposition before it starts.
By North of Highway (280), Westhampton Beach on Sep 29, 10 8:59 AM
They get just over eleven bucks an hour, for an eight hour work day.

Is that before, or after they have to pay taxes on the monies they receive?

I'm betting this is NOT taxable income...
By Mr. Z (11364), North Sea on Sep 27, 10 9:00 PM