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On Halloween, many sex offenders must post 'No Candy Here' signs

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posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 02:06 PM
Hum, using this kind of logic, we should lock up all the bankers and politicians during Monday through Friday. That might protect all of us!

[edit on 31-10-2009 by Divinorumus]

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 03:38 PM
Sounds about right to me.

Better that than them hanging 'Free Candy' outside their door

[edit on 31-10-2009 by Internet Explorer]

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 03:38 PM
" Beware the Halloween bogeyman! by: Karen Franklin, Ph.D.

We are manufacturing sex offenders by including people who are no threat to anyone and who have harmed no one. We've sparked undue paranoia and made it more difficult to identify the real sex offenders, the ones people should actually be concerned with

I believe the REAL Boogyman are the news media and politicians who use fear mongering for ratings and votes.

Happy Halloween. Watch the traffic."

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 04:07 PM
I just realised (maybe slightly late) but the article says sex offenders. Does this include all sex offenders? Like the poor guys who picked up a girl in a nightclub and then got done for statutory rape because she was underage, when they had no clue!

Does it include the poor kid who was 17 and had sex with his 16 year old girlfriend who were caught by a police officer in the act?

I get slightly confused how these guys are put on the sex offenders register and the girls they are with are not. It seems wrong.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 04:09 PM
Interesting mix so far.

Though I have to comment on someone who said something about how Halloween is the only night of the year kids go door to door.

I guess that person's never heard of Girl Scout cookies, paperboys, kids selling magazine subscriptions for school trips, kids asking to mow lawns, and a few more I'm sure I missed...

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 04:12 PM

Originally posted by IntastellaBurst

I dont mind the sign, as it doesn't attract ridicule, I mean, alot of people put signs up like that.

Locking them up ??? that seems waaaaaay overboard, they act like these molesters are crack addicts who jump on children every chance they get. I know their not saints, but say, if an underage girl lies about her age to a twenty something year old, ... he will be categorized as a sex offender. and ruin his life, ..... as far as the other ones, what they did was dispicable, but people make mistakes.

Maybe they should have a two strikes, castrate, rule or something.

molesting a little kid and ruining their life is "just a mistake" yeah i don't think so buddy

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 05:36 PM
It's just plain ridiculous, I'm sorry. Also, it mentions sex offenders, not child molesters exclusively, which I find a little curious.

This is nothing but a "feel good" law and a "holier than thou" approach to things. Real sex offenders are by no means 'good' people, but little laws like this will never stop it, it just creates unnecessary situations, violence and animosity to those nearby.

Also, I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that it's highly unlikely a predator will do their bidding where everyone expects them to, such as on Halloween or at a park, etc. They will do it during these events and at these places, of course, but not as much as people think. Fact is, most pedophiles are close to their victims, be it as a teacher, coach or even a relative, sadly enough. Almost every family has an uncle who is "different". The majority of pedophiles find themselves "tempted" over a span of time with children they are close to. A coach or priest who's mind unravels for months while he or she spends time with kids every single day. It's an ongoing process. For the majority of these people, it doesn't just happen overnight.

It's rather rare that someone will abduct a child for his sexual desires in some highly expected place like a park or on Halloween. That's more of a rapist's profile, and they are quite different from one another. It does happen, but parents and families take precautions to protect a child from strangers or from wandering around aimlessly and dangerously. There isn't much precautions with those close to the children, which is when it tends to happen. Pedophiles need a sense of comfort and safety, if you will. Having a man who had sex with a 15 year old when he was 18 place a sign on his door isn't going to a damn thing. The real sex offenders are already close to children or whatever they desire, and are cold and calculating individuals.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 06:39 PM
The whole sign thing is wrong. What about the people who were 18 and had sex with there 15 year old girlfriend, then got charged with statutory rape, regardless if it was consentual. You gotta draw the line somewhere, but since there is no line with this law, no signs

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 06:54 PM
Anyone that thinks this rule is overboard must never have been raped or had your child molested

they are born with some kind of defect and pervs do Not get better

I realize there are many mistakes and not all 'offenders' deserve punishment
but it's worth lumping them all together and making them put up a sign if it saves One person.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:01 PM
My biggest problem with this is that it was not part of the punishment when the crime was committed. If we want to add all these things to the punishment of these types of offenses at least then I could support it. Until then, we can just keep making up silly rules that really accomplish little.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:23 PM
reply to post by ExPostFacto

Since Megan's Law was introduced, it *is* a part of the code. The length of time required on the registry varies according to the severity of the crimes, with sexual predators being required to register for life.

This is the law in Georgia, notice the code:

Duration of Requirement: LIFE Or

Per O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 (g) (1) “Any sexual offender required to register under this Code section who meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (2) of this Code section may petition the superior court of the jurisdiction in which the sexual offender is registered to be released from the registration requirements of this Code section. The court may issue an order releasing the sexual offender from further registration if the court finds that the sexual offender does not pose a substantial risk of perpetrating any future dangerous sexual offense.

(2) In order to petition the court pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the sexual offender shall:
(A) Have been sentenced pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 17-10-6.2; and
(B) Have had ten years elapse since his or her release from prison, parole, supervised release, or probation.”

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:31 PM

Originally posted by neformore
I despise these Halloween "customs"

I know, I know....its supposed to be harmless fun - but its not.

As a kid growing up, I was always told - and so were my peers - "never take sweets/candy from strangers"

And yet on Halloween, this absoutely stupid "trick or treat" custom flies against all that.

And this is a case in point. Kids go out by themselves and they have NO idea whos door they are knocking on, or what might be in the stuff given to them. None at all.

And there is the other aspect of "feral mobs" that bully and harass people, elder teens demanding money, vandalism to property and cars and just generally being a nuisance to old people and those who wish no part in the "game".

Hell, the best time in my life were the long nights out trick or treating-

sad for you - was awesome for me - I will never forget the excitement and fun associated with the whole thing.

And I agree, make the perverts wear signs and the pink socks, etc....

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

Registry is in the code, but the methodology of registry is administrative mostly in many jurisdictions. This means a city can enact regulations that are more strict than the state requirement. This is my only concern, that a group of people can add more requirements at will, unchecked by legislative and due processes.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:42 PM

Originally posted by OneDivided
The whole sign thing is wrong. What about the people who were 18 and had sex with there 15 year old girlfriend, then got charged with statutory rape, regardless if it was consentual. You gotta draw the line somewhere, but since there is no line with this law, no signs

So you think it's ok to have sex with a girlfriend thats underaged? Even though thats commonly called jail bait? Or, how about 15 gets ya 20.

When you start making it alright for one group, when does it become alright for another group? Perhaps we could say it is ok if you are 25 and the girlfriend is 15. Or how about 30?

Lines are drawn and laws are laws, and should the perpetrator choose to break those laws, then they should pay the price. Just like the commission of murder in some states may get you the death penalty.

Don't people like it, they should perhaps find a girlfriend their age.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by ExPostFacto

I'm sorry, but what does administrative registation have to do with the limits of the law? A city cannot impose stricter penalties on someone that federal or state statutes do. I am confused by the meaning of what you are trying to say, I apologize for that.

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 08:04 PM
Makes me wonder who could have gone to this house for Trick or Treat had the police not gotten there first? 6 bodies and one that got away.

Excellent reason to know who the sex offenders in your neighborhood are, and be happy they put the signs up.

How about that one missing little girl who has 161 sex offenders living within a 5 mile radius of her home?

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 09:30 PM
WOW seems like alot of you are on the side of sex offenders/ kid rapers...

sad sad sad....bunch of sick bastards that think touching a kid is ok.. Instead of a no candy sign ,lets just do one better....execute the mfers!!!!!

sick sick world we live in where people are actually standing up for the scum of the earth!!! aclu and the obama crowd at it again!!! i hope they all burn!!!!!!!!!!

i would do a life time in prison/ death penalty just to put one of them down!

I am so discusted with this post and the comments made here....ugh

posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by silo13

I can agree there about kids going around at other times of the year. But again I would think that parents were smart enough to go with their kids.

But in one instance not long ago a young girl 12-14 (7th grade) came to my door selling something. This girl was small and fragile looking. Not to mention she had a huge self esteem problem, you could tell by how she carried herself. I looked around and there were no parents anywhere in sight no car or anything. This girl was walking the neighborhood completely alone. My neighbor across the street is a registered sex offender as well.

I wanted to tell the girl to go home and not be out alone and warn her of my neighbor as well. But as soon as I told her I was not interested she said “okay” very softly almost inaudibly and hurried off. If I had been someone wanting to grab her up it would have been pretty easy to do. She stood with in arm length and was looking down for much of the time while I looked through her book.

On that note though I still think doing whatever it takes to keep sex offenders that much further from children is a good thing. Aside from those who were hammered by the raw deal of an underage girl, unless they prove that they are hebephiles, in which case they also need to be kept from children.


posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

I agree. Just because the rate of sex offenders reoffending is low it might be because they are not caught. How many times does sexual abuse go unreported? The stats that are the least likely to be even close to correct are those for sexual abuse rape, molestation, or child porn.

I do not believe in taking any chances with sex offenders. Other risks of life are fine but the moment someone might touch my kid they are in for a world of hurt. The cops better get to them before I do.


posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 09:51 PM
Here is a link to a Google map DL of the sex offenders in my town. If you look at the numbers that are the greatest they are closest to schools that are for teens and under.

I say keep them tracked the way California does with ankle bracelets. For those that are not the guy who got the raw end of the deal though. Unless again he proves himself to be a hebephile.


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