UPDATE: Someone sent us the link to the presentation that is accessed by clicking the image below, which is showing the "50%" statistic, but if you go to the sheriff web site and click the link there, it goes to another presentation that shows different statistics, which is here.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's office is posting Level 1 offenders on their web site and also posting the usual "50% of sexual offenders reoffend" nonsense. See our previous posts on Offender Watch lies and disinformation.
|Click the image to view their presentation|
This is what the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services posted on their website.
"By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are listed on the public directory. This directory now posts multiple photographs of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe."
So is the St. Lawrence sheriff department breaking the law?
We have a spreadsheet of many of these counties who use Offender Watch, and many have changed their bogus statistics, or at one time they did, so we will recheck them to make sure. If you want to see all the counties who use Offender Watch, go here. We've noticed they do not list New York as using their software, but they do, apparently!