The number of registered sex offenders living in the city of Niagara Falls has skyrocketed to an all time high of 199, according to the popular website homefacts.com.
Homefacts.com is a site often used by prospective home owners to determine where they want to live. Obviously, nobody wants to live near sex offenders, which is in part a reason why the city’s population has taken a nosedive.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has had an open door policy toward registered sex offenders since 2009, when he told a shocked group of parents at the Niagara Street Elementary School that these loathed and loathsome individuals have “got to live somewhere.”
Mr. Dyster used the city’s pervert population to prop up the results of the 2010 census, when the city barely scraped past a population of 50,000, the number needed to secure HUD grants and other state and federal monies that Niagara Falls needs to stay out of bankruptcy.
When the mayor took office in 2007, there were just 82 convicted sexual predators living here. The rest arrived, from all over the state and country, on his watch.
Pieces of garbage like Al Williams, of 725 Townsend Place, who was convicted of having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 11 in 2007, or Albert Smith, 5655 Niagara Falls Blvd., who was convicted of sexually abusing a child less than 14 years old in 2003.
Alejo Ayala, who lives upstairs at 459 Ninth St., was convicted of multiple sexual assaults on a child under the age of 13, and Anthony King of 2202 Falls St. is a convicted rapist.
They have to live somewhere, Mayor Paul Dyster tells us, and that may be true. But do they have to live next door to us?
Records show that the 199 registered sex offenders in Niagara Falls, a ratio of 39.85 sex offenders per 10,000 residents, is more than double than the national average of 15.96 sex offenders per 10,000 residents.
Since no one will hire them and their families often don’t want to have anything to do with them, registered sex offenders are completely dependent upon the various social services agencies that serve the Niagara Falls community for food, clothing, shelter, medical care and psychological counseling.
They represent the top of the pyramid in an economy that is increasingly based on the care and feeding of those who cannot or will not care for and feed themselves.
The disproportionately high number of registered sex offenders living in Niagara Falls is not something that happened by coincidence. It is the result of very deliberate public policy decisions made on the state and local level by elected and appointed officials charged with overseeing the city’s affairs.
What the taxpayer gets to see are the results of such policies. To experience the poverty industry firsthand.
And those results include property values in freefall, a municipality that no one wants to raise a family in and the dumbfounding ignorance of local officials who have allowed it to happen.