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We are all sex offenders now — Happy Halloween.

2008 – One can almost bet that a politician is, right this moment, concocting some new stupid piece of legislation. And he will crow if he manages to pass the new absurdity into law — and the more absurd it is, the more likely it is that it will pass.

Consider that we are now about to enter Halloween. It is not a holiday I have ever particularly enjoyed, not even as a child. And my general response has been to ignore it. I don’t wear a costume and I don’t say “trick or treat” or hand out candy treats. Maybe I’m a spoil-sport but I don’t care for the day. So I’d usually turn off the lights and curl up in front of the television and watch a good movie, or maybe a not-so-good movie. Full Opinion Piece

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  1. Jojo

    Nice he gets to be tongue-in-cheek about being perceived by his neighbors as an SO since he usually leaves his lights off on 10/31. I’m sure that increasingly, like him, more adults will boycott any interactions with children for no other reason than to avoid false allegations.
    Fantastic that he brought up the one Halloween case 35 years ago as the basis for all the legislative Halloween precautions.
    While I was on parole, I was instructed to remain home in the dark so that no lights could be seen from the street, no outdoor decorations and no candy on the premises. I removed my fall wreath for the night and scoured drawers to make sure no half rolls of mints were to be found anywhere.
    My house is far enough away from schools and parks, so I was actually allowed to live with my teen sons and my husband for 20 months of my 3 year parole. They all found somewhere else to be for the night in order to avoid the inevitable parole visit. I recognized the PO knock to answer the door this time, and the lights did need to go on for them. After questioning they left with no search. I texted my family that it was over so they could come home, and my sons took their Halloween candy directly to their own rooms.

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