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OH: Mt. Healthy takes proactive approach to sex offender awareness prior to trick-or-treating

[local12.com – 10/21/19]

The Mt. Healthy Police Department is taking a proactive approach to keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween.

Officers posted a list of addresses on the department’s Facebook page. They are all sex offenders who live in parts of the community.

Brittany Athey looks forward to taking her kids out on Halloween, but was not aware that a registered sex offender lived on a street near her house.

“I think it’s a great thing because we’ll be able to keep away from those houses then. So we know what houses to go to and what houses not to,” said Athey.

The transparency is an approach which mom’s like Cassandra Johnson appreciate. The post asks parents to avoid these areas on Halloween or any other time.

“It’s sad but at the same time it’s a safety hazard because you never know who is looking or watching the kids. Kids her age get snatched up so fast in the blink of an eye,” said Johnson.

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  1. Eric

    So Britney Athey is grateful for this information and will not walk her kids up to the door if a person on the registry lives their. Is Britney incapable of watching over her children at the door. If so, why is she accompanying the children in the first place. Is Britney aware that there are numerous risks involved in taking her children door to door at night? Is Britney aware that there have been no reported cases of people on the registry offending Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween? Is she aware that there have been many cases of drunk drivers killing children on Halloween? And what would be her precaution for that? As well, there have been numerous cases of tainted candy being passed out, so if keeping her kids safe is her priority, wouldn’t it make better sense to stay home?

    • bob jones

      brittney is currently researching all streets in her neighborhood to see if any kid has ever been hit there by a car, if so she will avoid them streets….

      then she will research all streets that had had a domestic violence report and not go on them streets….

      wait… this just in… brittney isnt going out on Halloween with her kids the world is a scary place… a plane could crash or even worse… aliens could land in her neighborhood !

  2. Facts should matter

    Stories like this fully showcase and illustrate how the local media and Sheriff’s office(s) are in cahoots. They’re intentionally ramping up the unfounded fear rhetoric for easy PR points and virtue signaling. Wow.. they really did swoop in and save the day! And of course the local mothers fall for this BS every time.

    This is why I have less-than-zero hope for humanity.

  3. Will Allen

    This is an incredibly lame fear-mongering article, even by the “standards” of these types of articles! It is not worth clicking on it. It really is click-bait. If there is anyone who reads this article and finds that it “helped” him/her in some way, the person is really too dumb to be helped. They are going to fail somehow and this article is not going to be enough help for them.

    It appears that there is no way to comment on this article so there is literally no reason to click on it. It’s trash.

  4. HopingforHope

    These people have the IQ of bean dip.
    “Kids her age get snatched up so fast in the blink of an eye.”
    Statistically, how many kids WHILE TRICK OR TREATING get snatched up in the blink of an eye?
    If I had been the reporter, and actually KNEW how to do my job, I would have asked: “Sounds frightening. How many times have your heard about a child getting snatched in the ‘blink of an eye’ on Halloween night, and by someone they don’t know since more than 95% of kid snatchings occur by someone the victim knows?” I would love to see the statistics on this. Then, compare that with the number of convicted drunk drivers, who have injured kids because of car accidents they caused, who get behind the wheel on Halloween night.
    This is hysteria at its absolute worst.
    What a bunch of first rate morons.

    • R M

      I’m sure you already know the answer to your questions. Media is interested in views, not the truth.

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