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Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church to finish off the night with games and snacks.

But Andrew’s family isn’t like other families, because Andrew is a registered sex offender.   …

“Just because you’re on the registry doesn’t mean the Constitution doesn’t apply,” said Janice Bellucci, an attorney and president of California Reform Sex Offender Laws. Full Article

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It seems that the law makers who pass these laws do not let facts get in the way of their opinions or decision making. As the article starts out, there was never an upsurge of sexual assualts on children, around Halloween, to support the rational for these laws. It’s like when the Orange County, CA D.A. was tryong to pass his ordinance banning registered sex offenders (RSOs) from county parks. Then he went to the various cities in the county to try and get them to do the same and they did. But it was all based on a Chicken… Read more »

Firstly, persecution is always unfair, secondly, the persecution goes on 365 days a year for people who land on the registry, for them and their families. One night I could deal with if tomorrow were better.

Today is Sunday Nov. 2nd. In the aftermath of Halloween, I have seen zero news stories about problems with sex offenders. Frankly, if sex offenders had been out causing problems on Halloween, I have the feeling that would have been trumpeted by the news media. As I see it, once again the whole panic about sex and Halloween has once again been proven to be nonsense.
But those who systematically purvey the nonsense will do it again next year, the facts be damned.

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