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Cars kill more kids on Halloween than Registered Sex Offenders, so we should ban Trunk or Treat

Over the past few years, we see the barrage of Halloween stories designed to scare the people in a different way. There was no shortage of news stories warning parents to check the registry before they send their kids out trick-or-treating. Still, there has not been a “stereotypical kidnapping” of a child by a “Registered Sex Offender” on Halloween so long as the registry has existed. In 2014, no child was murdered by a Registered Sex Offender. Full Blog Item

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98%+ of those who commit sexual offenses are not into killing people. If the worry was about sex offenders killing people then some priorities are extremely screwed up.

The amount of strangers abducting children is similarly a low percentage. That also seems to be the fear driving these bans, and equally as unfounded. It all is an exercise in expressing hatred to a particular group of citizens. Just wish they would be honest about that, instead of clothing it in the guise preventing child abuse.

Eric Fien, who was on the lose after allegedly killing a cop and wounding another, was on the run for many weeks. He was captured alive the day before Halloween. The community banned Halloween while he was on the run. They knew he was targeting cops and not any other civilians. He was not considered a true danger to civilians. If he was, he would have killed or harmed more people in a short amount of time. Meanwhile, this Halloween like many before it, there are hit and runs, car accidents and other issues such as drugs showing up in… Read more »

How many cops were diverted into monitoring the residences of registrants, taking them away from potentially preventing any vehicular accidents? Obviously, it is a question that we can never know, BUT…”If it saves ONE Child….”

Exactly. I live next to a highway where there is an accident at least every week and a couple of fatalities every year. I never see a patrol car parked on the side of the road to remind people at least to slow down. Bicyclists, even some children on bicycles travel down this narrow road. And yet, they can find the money to send someone over to the place I have lived for ten years, to see if I am living there, and whatever other information they can get if I let them.

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