In the August 3 issue of the Niagara Gazette, New York State Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte submitted a column in an attempt to justify her actions in leading the relocation of convicted sex offender James McKinney from the Midtown Inn in Niagara Falls to the B Cozy Motel in North Tonawanda.
In the piece, which can be found in its entirety here, DelMonte boasts, "A meeting I hosted in July with Division of Parole officials and (other entities), officials offered a constructive dialogue of Parole’s responsibilities supervising offenders and public discontent with the situation at the Midtown highlighted with McKinney’s placement there. Three weeks after the meeting, Parole moved McKinney to a new location in North Tonawanda."
As she stated, she hosted the meeting. DelMonte is clearly taking full credit for the relocation of McKinney from Niagara Falls to North Tonawanda. On her Assembly website, DelMonte crows of her "promise to continue fighting to ensure our children are safe and protected from predators".
But there is a huge problem with her pushing Parole to move McKinney out of the Falls to North Tonawanda: He has been relocated to an area that is within seconds of a several heavily concentrated communities in....not North Tonawanda, but Wheatfield. In case you're wondering, DelMonte does indeed represent Wheatfield.
Now, we're not advocating McKinney remain in the Midtown Inn - as someone who's been convicted of raping four girls under the age of 14 our belief is that he should be castrated and left in prison - but for DelMonte to present this farce as serving the best interests of her constituents is an absolute travesty.
But don't take our word for it. Take a look at the below video. It originates at the B Cozy Motel, where McKinney currently lives, and illustrates this "favor" DelMonte has done for her constituents. It also demonstrates, once again, DelMonte's blatant disregard for anyone in her Assembly district who lives outside of Niagara Falls.
Apparently her "promise to continue fighting to ensure our children are safe and protected from predators" only applies to her constituents in Niagara Falls. If you live in Wheatfield, you should be very, very concerned.