• Petitioned New York Governor

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New York State Senate
New York State House

Protect our children from sex offenders.

    1. jennifer  polak
    2. Petition by

      jennifer polak

      syracuse, NY

On July 30th, a former city Department of Public Works employee was charged with sex crimes against a 14-year-old boy. He has a long criminal history including multiple felony convictions for sex crimes.

Mark Carrigan, 46, who is a Level 3 sex offender, has been charged 40 times on 16 occasions in two decades, authorities said. That includes 16 felony charges and 22 misdemeanor charges.

In a statement the Syracuse Police Department said Carrigan is "perhaps the most prolific offender registered in the city of Syracuse." It is time for the citizens and lawmakers in NY State to take responsibility for the safety of our children. If we do not enact laws to protect them and punish those who hurt them, we should hold ourselves responsible for their harm. We must start by creating stiffer minimum penalties for first time sex offenders and mandatory life sentences for repeat offenders.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      jennifer  polak
      Petition Organizer

      The more we sign and share this petition, the faster it will grow. We need this to snowball to enormous proportions, and it will, so long as we give it a minute of our time over the next week.. please keep encouraging your friends to sign and share!!

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Knowlton SYRACUSE, NY
      • 12 months ago

      Cildren need to be protected from the scum

    • Ronald Hulgan CAMILLUS, NY
      • 12 months ago

      Child Endangerment and Victim Support

    • Sabrina Snyder SYRACUSE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important because children are being hurt and will have to live with what the offender did to them for the rest of their lives. Its disgusting behavior that shouldn't happen and any thing to reduce the risk of this happening is necessary.

    • Patricia Muir FAIRPORT, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      My friend's child was abused by a bus driver.

    • Jennifer Pessagno BINGHAMTON, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm a survivor of sexual abuse!!!


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