This 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.
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