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article imageHalloween: No Candy Signs At Perverts Homes

By RobotGod     Oct 11, 2007 in World
To discourage contact with children, some registered sex offenders in Maryland will be asked to post signs at their homes that say "No Candy at This Residence," on Halloween..
Yahoo reports that this is the second straight year, parole and probation agents plan to team with local police to dissuade sex offenders who are not allowed to have contact with children from participating in the holiday.
So no. You perverts will not be allowed to lure kids to your home.
"We actually print out the signs for the offenders and hand them to them," said Elizabeth Bartholomew, a spokeswoman for the Division of Parole and Probation. "We expect them to post the signs."
The program is based on similar situations in other states. Here's an interesting fact. Last year, no sex offenders in Maryland violated their parole or probation. OR they just were not caught, maybe
The effort is particularly meaningful in Baltimore, home to more than 200 offenders who are barred from contact with children.
As well as the signs, all offenders have been advised in a letter to stay home from 6 p.m. on Halloween until the next morning, leave their lights off and refuse to answer their doors, so they won't come into contact with kids.
They can arrange with their parole or probation officers to be elsewhere that night, and accommodations can be made for those that abide by the restrictions but don't want to post the signs.
"There will be some houses where it's a sex offender's house and there's not a 'No Candy' sign posted, but in all those instances, someone will be going to the house to make sure the right thing is happening at that house," Bartholomew said.
I'm glad the police are on the lookout for this kind of thing. But it seems like they are coddling these sickos at the same time.
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