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Sex Offenders: Fear vs. Fact on Halloween

Source: thecrimereport.org 10/26/21

Media fearmongering over “Registered Sex Offenders” in the community has become an annual Halloween tradition in the same way as razor blades and poison in candy.

Wendy Murphy (who famously stated she “never met a false rape claim” during the Duke Lacrosse case) declared in the Boston Herald that “Halloween is like Christmas for sex offenders,” and local news outlets are adding advice to consult the registry as a “safety tip.”

A careful look at available research proves such fears are misplaced. But it hasn’t prevented five states from enacting statutes prohibiting at least some registered sex offenders from participating in Halloween activities:

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To my knowledge, in California, there is not a single recorded event of a person on the registry having ever offended a child Trick-or-Treating. I would bet that is the case nationwide, especially since there is nothing on the internet about it. However, a couple years back, not far from me a drunk driver hit and killed three Trick-or-treaters on Halloween while they were crossing the street in a cross walk. It turns out that this isn’t so uncommon. And worse, people like Ron Book who pushes for more severe laws against people on the registry, has himself been arrested twice for drunk driving , once causing an accident. In fact, in any given month drunk drivers kill more children than the combined total of the entire recorded history of people on the registry. But you don’t hear too much outrage by the politicians and media about that.

In addition, I want to thank Janice and ACSOL. When I first was released from custody here in Southern California, I had all sorts of restrictions on Halloween. I had to stay in , have my lights off and other such lunacy. But Janice fought all those restrictions and one by one she got them repealed. Now I can live a normal life on Halloween thanks to her.

I say it every year – if trick-or-treating is so dangerous because of registrants in the neighborhood, don’t do it. Find another way to celebrate Halloween.

No kidding. I wish they would stop this “dangerous” tradition if only to save me a few bucks on over-priced candy which I end up eating half of anyway days before the first trick or treater knocks on my door. My waistline could use the break, too. (kidding/not kidding)

After 21 years of living in my home, only in the past two years have Halloween and 4th of July become stressful because of a band of heathens that egg the shit out my house and vehicles.
Really, there’s nothing practical I can do about it, but stand by with the hose to clean up the mess. I’m open to ideas, though.

Get yourself a few cartons of eggs, let them set out in room temperature so they’ll get nice and smelly, then post up in your front yard and blast the crap out of everyone who throws eggs at your property. Better yet, if you have a dog, or your neighbor, get yourself a bucket of dog crap and chuck that at them too. If the cops don’t think there’s anything wrong with hoodlums chucking eggs at your property, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with you giving it right back.

I’d leave rotten eggs and dog crap outside as a treat for their trick with a sign, “ if you want to be rotten that’s on you, but I’m tired of your ship.”

In fact, the one and only molestation of a minor on Halloween was in 1973.

And THAT was well after trick-or-treating was over (11 that night, which should have begged the question why she was out that late) by someone with no priors. Yet this “critical child protection” rule wasn’t enacted until 30 years later, during which no similar Halloween incidents occurred.

Oh yeah, she was also killed. A minor point, apparently. Far more important to protect children from being sexually assaulted than being killed.

Running over & killing by DUI drivers is apparently acceptable to the public. While any sex offense is heinous and unforgivable. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Last edited 2 months ago by David⚜️

People fear registrants on Halloween; yet registrants have to watch out for the crazies all year, every year. Thank you politicians for putting lives at risk based on myths N fear.

True horrors of Halloween:
Halloween trick or treat treater boy killed

Halloween drunk driving

Please tell me, why aren’t the police going around contacting (harassing) everyone ever convicted of a DUI offense??

Why aren’t there State laws that restrict convicted DUI drivers from operating a vehicle between sundown Halloween night and, say, 2:00 a.m. the next morning??
🤔🤔🤔🤔
WHY NOT????
🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

Last edited 2 months ago by David⚜️

@ Janice Bellucci ACSOL should throw holaday events every year and all sales and proceeds go to ACSOL’, I bet after a couple of years these events would be massive just something to think about.

Good luck

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