LAPORTE COUNTY — As trick-or-treating season will soon entice children to front doors across the Region, law enforcement launched “Operation Candy Corn Compliance” to target violent sex offenders.
On Thursday the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office conducted the countywide initiative to ensure sexually violent predators and offenders against children are in compliance of being registered as a sex offender.
“All 123 of the classified and registered sexually violent predators and offenders against children were specifically targeted because of the upcoming trick-or-treat that will be taking place during the Halloween season,” said LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd.
Three sex offenders were found to not be compliant
Police said during the operation, officers strongly discouraged offenders to participate in trick-or-treating. Authorities aim to arrest each non-compliant offender before Halloween.
Unbelievable how they make this article seem like the offenders are so scary with mug shots of others that are not registrants but who have been arrested for other crimes totally unrelated to this article.
Go to the article and at the end you will see this:
“Gallery: Recent arrests booked into LaPorte County Jail” – followed by “Mug Shots”.This immediately gives the reader the impression that these pictures represent the arrests made by this so called task force to impress on the reader just how dangerous these registrants are and to justify all this money spent on nonsense.
This is nothing short of a trick to fool the uneducated reader.
Really, you have to see this.
“Three sex offenders were found to not be compliant”
OMG!!! Someone please call SCOTUS because a 2% non-compliance rate is really frightening and high!!!!! [sarcasm]
Operation Candy Corn needs to meet Operation Nutcracker dismantling these harassment schemes. What about those people who are more at risk to harm kids on Halloween? Will there be DUI checks? Oh wait being in a hit in run isn’t as traumatic as sex.
The last time a sex offender attacked/molested/hurt a child on Halloween was 1973. This action is just to harass the registrants and appease the public who are sadly misinformed
California Halloween restrictions only apply to people on probation or parole, back in the day riverside county police department would send out these notices that said I couldn’t even have my porch light on, a couple years later Janice Bellucci came on the scene and I stopped receiving them.
I do regret not being able to let my kids decorate our home for Halloween, one time I got off work and my kids had decorated our house with Halloween stuff my son made a headless man sitting on the porch with A bowl of candy it was really kool.
Man It hurts my heart just thinking about haveing to make them take it all down, they were so angry they didn’t talk to me for 2 days.
After that and several other incidents I stop involving my family with Megan’s law BS and it was the best thing I’ve ever did, now that we nolonger live under the same roof they can decorate the house anyway they want.
Once again, let’s look at the contrast what SCOTUS’ statement in Smith that PFRs can live and work like other citizens.
And just how did they “strongly discourage” them? Did they give a tough-guy stare? Did they hold their breath until red in the face? Hey you POS cop: go F yourself and get off my property.
Yeah, the last stats I saw regarding how many kids had been molested while trick-or-treating was a number about 12 less than a dozen.
Well, that webpage also included this interesting article: No jail rime & no Registry plea deal approved:
I’ve read about this on patch! If your unaware, prohibiting ex offenders from taking part in Halloween Festivities makes one believe they strike during Halloween! Why not ban them from
Church? Beaches? Parks? Malls? Public restrooms? Libraries? Airplanes? Public pools? Hiking trails? Near schools? Going out at night? Posting signs on their lawn? Marrying? Special licenses? Post their name/address online? Can you believe this is real? I’m off the registry. This is evil! The laws are ongoing!