Channel 2 has picked up on the 1 Pierrpoint Plaza probation office story – about a month late and with no new information. But hey at least Hillary Richard, parent of a St. Ann’s student got some camera time:
WCBS-TV: Feds Wedge…: As one might imagine, parents, like Hillary Richard, are worried. Richard says she was shocked find that the U.S. Probation Office plans to move in just a few doors down from St. Anne’s Elementary School.
“I thought it was a stupid idea,” she tells CBS 2.
What it means is that ex-offenders, most of them white collar criminals, will report to the Brooklyn Heights office. But others, including violent offenders and sex offenders, will also report, and that has Richard, a mother of two students at the school, concerned.
“It’s a crime of impulse, a crime by people who lack control,” she says, referring to sex offenders. “Putting small children in front of them, it’s a bad idea.”
Tony Garoppolo of the U.S. Probation Office says there’s no need to worry and claims most of the sex offenders never molested and won’t.