June 7, 2011

Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2007

6-7-2011 National:

Folks may remember this bill (HR 719 Title above) which ultimately became part of The Kid's Act (S-431) in 2008.

Well, Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 1/30/2007 was one of the 75 co-sponsors of the Kid's Act House version. From his website is this 2007 press release:

Protecting Children On the Internet:

In early 2007 my office did a study that found that over 85% of registered sex offenders in New York City live less than five blocks from schools, and 670 sex offenders live within just two blocks. Some offenders are even closer, permanently residing less than 500 feet away from unwitting parents, educators and children.

Along with several colleagues in Congress, we introduced & passed the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) Act of 2007, a bill to require sex offenders to register their e-mail and instant message addresses with the National Sex Offender Registry. The “Kids Act’ implemented one of my six recommendations to keep a closer eye on sex offenders both near school grounds and online. I also proposed stricter GPS tracking of sex offenders, tougher enforcement of registration laws and more public disclosure of sex offender data.

Sadly, the Internet is the predator's venue of choice today. We need to update our strategies and our laws to stop these offenders who are a mere click away from our children. ..Source.. by Rep Anthony Weiner


Anonymous said...

What about drug dealers and terrorist ? shouldnt they keep and eye out for them as well ?

Anonymous said...

These politicians just can't keep their clothes on nowadays

Anonymous said...

Weiner - "To the best of my knowledge, they were all adults."

How many registrants have said the same, only to be told that ignorance is not an excuse. If one of his Twitter girls is underage, watch the storm begin.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same politician that just got caught showing HIS man part to someone via a sextext????

He sure has a lot of room to talk!!!

NebraskaRSO said...

Weiner is a lying lier. Plain and simple. He can't be trusted to act with any level of appropriate decorum, and he can't be trusted to tell the truth when confronted with his creepy behavior. He needs to go.

Anonymous said...

oh how the empty can rattles the most

Anonymous said...

Hypocrisy comes in all shapes and sizes and political parties.

Anonymous said...

We already know that people from ALL walks of life make mistakes.
This MAN is no different. The public loves to see others that are humiliated, vilified, and scorned. We (SO's) are used to it Mr. Weiner. Welcome to the club!!!

Robin said...

It doesn't matter if everyone of 200,000 people he ever IMd is an adult! The vast majority of people on the registry did not commit a crime against children either. So there should be a place for him on the registry with full GPS monitoring and residency restrictions, just like he said. Oh, and make sure to close down that Facebook account too. In NY, if you live on the 100th floor and your building is within 5 blocks of a school, that is just too close to children, according to Mr Weiner. Puhleeeze.