Sex Offenders: Fear vs. Fact on Halloween

Source: 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 But Janice fought all those restrictions and one by one she got them repealed.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.

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

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??

Last edited 1 year 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