The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Get your signs ready...

It won't be long before the kids are all rushing home to climb into costumes and grabbing their candy bags while envisioning the piles of candy they'll be handed as they go door to door declaring 'Trick or Treat' to all their neighbors. Which means, it also won't be too long before sex offenders start their own ritual preparations.

Sex offenders in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and a handful of other states must stay inside their homes on Halloween and post a sign that says 'no candy or treats at this residence,' in an effort to protect children.
Signs mailed to 1,200 violent and child-sex offenders included a picture of a pumpkin and the words, "No candy at this residence." If sex offenders don't put the signs up they face charges of parole violation.

I'm sure there will be the normal complaints about these laws and how unfair they are. And, while I would like to attempt to keep an open mind while they spew their 'it's unfair' whining- I'm quick to recall that it's almost a 100% guarantee that whatever vicious behavior they displayed to their victims was even more unfair and cruel.


Actual Sign from Marylan Posted above, via article in FoxNews.