AR: FCSO warns parents against trick-or-treating certain addresses

Source: 10/26/22

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office is placing door hangers on the doors of sex offenders warning “No Trick-or-Treat at this Address.”

The community effort, led by Sex Offender Coordinator Chelsea McDaniel and FCSO Reserve Commander Brian Tyner, is designed to help community members stay safe this Halloween, FCSO spokesman Sherry Skaggs said.

Commander Tyner said: “This was an opportunity for the Reserve Unit to take on a mission to improve community safety.”

While signs have traditionally been placed on the doors of sex offenders on active probation or parole by the Arkansas Department of Corrections Division of Community Correction staff, FCSO is ensuring door hangers are distributed to the homes of all sex offenders residing in Faulkner County regardless of classification or current supervision status.

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They have really lost their marbles. Those not on supervision should not be subjected to such harassment. If they want to put in an ordinance to have PFRs not open their doors on Halloween, fine (not really, but better than the alternative). There is no need for a warning sign just to embarrass the entire family AND their kids. I am sure most PFRs hate Halloween and want no part of it, thanks to the government and media. Where again is the registry NOT punishment? At least the kids will avoid those homes now and will end up at a home of a murderer or drug dealer. Way to spread hysteria and endanger children since they now will look for candy at houses where nobody knows who lives there, and what they have done in their past. Completely counterproductive. I hope someone sues this scumbag.

By 2028 the kids wont have to worry anymore about tricker treating, because every other house will have a person on the “HIT LIST” Before SORNA there was 1 million on it. I believe it to reach well over 10 Million on this list by then and 100s of millions affected by it. The registry is disabling and punitive at the highest level.

History repeats itself. What mistakes were rectified in one county rears its ugly head in another. I’d say a very expensive class-action lawsuit will fix Faulkner County’s problem once and for all.

I hope someone in Arkansas takes this to federal court. This exact issue was already won in the 11th circuit just last year – the sheriff of Butts County, Georgia had his ass handed to him (pun intended).

Once again parents, if you think the information is so critical to your children’s safety, take 20 seconds and look it up yourself. And if trick or treating is so dangerous because of registrants, DON’T DO IT. What’s so complicated about that?

Election years are always a trip aren’t they. Is FCSO actions here any different than the GA case ( signs in yard)last year? No. Another “Because they can” scenario.
Aside from this stuff, with all the fentanyl stories going around parents aught to be very careful this year.

They’re going to be hanging signs on people that aren’t on supervision! Are they nuts? If they did that to my house, as I’m off supervision, they would have the biggest lawsuit on their hands that they would ever see! I sure hope that everyone takes a picture of them doing this, and gets a hold of a civil rights lawyer and sue their butts off!

Maybe they don’t realize that people not on supervision can just throw the signs in the trash as soon as they are posted.

Or, are they passing an ordinance trying to require the people in those homes to carry the government’s message on their front door? That won’t go over big in court, for sure, based on previous cases.

When I was in probation and the registry the Probation officer I had said she wouldn’t stop my household from handing out candy but she didn’t recommend it in case there was an accusation. As long as I didn’t go to the door myself – so that I wasn’t the one having contact with the trick or treaters and stayed away from my entryway that was fine with her. She specifically said she didn’t want to ruin the Halloween for everyone else in my family. It was 12 years ago when last dealt with her but that is how it should be. When has something happened on Halloween that created a need for anything more?

If I was a home owner No one, not even law enforcement would be able to just walk on to my property.
Some one on here already commented that soon trick-or-treating will be banned for all kids because every other house will have a PFR living in it,
if you go on their website and pick any neighborhood you’ll find this to already be true.
I just recently moved, which is very stressful because, in order for me to stay compliant I have to de-register from one Police department and re-register with another police Department, which gets kind of tricky because one station does their registration on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the other one does there’s on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and it’s appointment only.
At both locations they were at least 30 people forced to register standing in front of the doors like zombies, some of them even knew each other, I also noticed they all looked poor and ran down they looked cold and tired, they all had this weird stare into nowhere like they were in deep thought, they looked tormented by the registry.
After I was done I thought to myself how much longer until I’m defeated by the registry, how much longer before I start to look like them

What a load of crap. I wish more people forced to register knew their rights.. Having crap posted on your property is compelled speech. There is no other way to spin it. I think the actions in Georgia were in dispute because the signs were posted in the right of way so it was a more difficult question. Even there the registrants prevailed.

The United States of America:

  • Has almost one million American citizens labeled as “Registered Sex Offenders” by its courts.
  • Has more people in jail and prison than China, North Korea, and Russia combined.
  • Has over 100 million people with a criminal conviction more severe than traffic infractions.
  • Has a greater likelihood of its children ultimately being labeled as a Registered Sex Offender, than being harmed by one.

People say, “If you don’t like it, move!” Yet as “sex offenders,” International Megan’s Law, coupled with political fear-mongering, has made renouncing American citizenship nearly impossible.

It seems the American “government” either wants its citizens in prison, homeless, and/or in debt.

The American “Dream” was actually the American Nightmare all along.

What a joke!

How does this keep kids safe exactly?