N.Y. Domestic Violence Registry Proposal Met With Big Concerns
Plan Said To Be Well-Intentioned, But Could Impact Fed Funding
April 18, 2011 8:10 PM
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a controversial idea from some local lawmakers — registering domestic violence offenders, just like those convicted of sex crimes, on a state-wide database.
Their names, addresses and photos would be made public.
But would that put victims in greater danger?
“My ex-husband, he would go into rage. He put a knife to my throat. He spit on me, choked me, many times in front of my daughter,” one victim told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan on Monday.
Police said they arrested that woman’s partner for domestic violence and weapons possession.
But she said while he was out on bail his goal was to continue dating.