Paroled Sex Offenders Told No Halloween For You In Tennessee

 

Halloween-pumpkinThis is one of the smarter things I have seen in a while done by government on the sex offenders issue. They have essentially kept sex offenders out of the mix on Halloween in Tennessee. Instead of letting these miscreants out and about with the children, they have been given very specific things are not allowed to participate in.

Bravo Tennessee!

The restrictions prohibit sex offenders from attending special Halloween events like corn mazes and haunted houses, handing out treats, displaying Halloween decorations, accompanying trick-or-treating children or wearing costumes.
They apply to all sex offenders on probation or parole about 2,000 of the 8,100 registered offenders living in the state and not specifically to those offenders whose crimes involved minors.
“No matter what their sex offense might have been, they must adhere to the same rules,” Elder said. “Any sex offender is not supposed to have contact with minors. They all sign the same directives.”
That means offenders with children must find someone else to accompany them trick-or-treating, he said. Offenders may not wear costumes, even at adult parties. And if other children come to knock on their doors on Halloween, the offenders must not answer.  via ABC News

Posted October 28, 2006 by
Sex Offender | 11 comments


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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Paroled Sex Offenders Told No Halloween For You In Tennessee”

    1. Debbie on October 28th, 2006 8:49 am

      Excellent news. Tennessee gets it right sometimes. I’m going to use this at Right Truth. I don’t see you have trackbacks, but I will give all credit to you.

    2. In the Bullpen » Paroled Sex Offenders Told No Halloween For You In Tennessee on October 28th, 2006 9:37 am

      [...] under: U.S. News by Debbie at 8:37 am EDT The following from Sacred Monkeys: This is one of the smarter things I have seen in a while doneby government on the sex offenders issue. They have essentially kept sex offenders out of the mix on Halloween in Tennessee. Instead of letting these miscreants out and about with the children, they have been given very specific things are not allowed to participate in.Bravo Tennessee! [...]

    3. joe bear on October 28th, 2006 11:16 am

      This is the best news I have had in a while.More states should do this.Joe

    4. Michelle in TN on October 28th, 2006 2:10 pm

      I live in TN and think it’s awesome that the state is being proactive. My qud-estion is though, with that number of sex offenders, how will the state enforce this?

    5. Betty on October 28th, 2006 5:00 pm

      Not only do parents have to protect there children from sex offender’s but also the kids getting candy from people they don’t know our children are not safe any where

    6. Ramlady on October 28th, 2006 5:33 pm

      I think this is great. This shows my state cares more about the kids (potential victims) than the criminals, at least at Halloween. Now if we can only convince Democrat Governor Phil Bredesen to allow “Jessica’s Law” to pass in our state. What’s the problem Governor?

    7. dennisintn on October 28th, 2006 10:27 pm

      ramlady, i don’t know what their problem is. i don’t even get a “go to hell” email back from his people when i write them about this.
      dennisintn

    8. omnipotentobserver on October 29th, 2006 12:58 pm

      With close to 8,000 registered sex offenders in Tennessee, who will be watching them all on Halloween? These are nice restrictions, in theory. But, realistically speaking, how will they be enforced? Just an observation…

    9. Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Site on October 29th, 2006 4:21 pm

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    10. Ramlady on October 29th, 2006 5:28 pm

      Omnipot!! I thought you had moved on….WELCOME BACK!!!

    11. omnipotentobserver on October 29th, 2006 7:10 pm

      Nice to see you, too Ramlady! Didn’t leave the site, just moved on to a different board.

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