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(LA Times)   Sex offenders sue for the right to hand out Halloween candy, are already stocking up on M&Ms and Baby Roofies   (latimes.com) divider line 45
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2012-10-04 09:18:20 AM
4 votes:

RumsfeldsReplacement: meanmutton: RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares

i do
and u shold too.

OK, I'll bite. Why?

I don't like my town smelling like piss.

Fair enough. Public urination is, and should be, a crime. But why is it something that would land you on a sex offender list?


Because it involves a penis being displayed in public. And Penises can never be used for anything less than rape, so by virtue of the fact that a man had his penis out, that makes him a sex offender because someone was getting raped before it was put away. It's like a Ninja's sword. It can't be put back in its sheath without tasting blood.
2012-10-04 08:53:33 AM
4 votes:
What?!?!
I'm not giving out candy.
I'm giving out chloroform rags.
Sheesh.
2012-10-04 08:39:25 AM
4 votes:
Daddy, these little blue ones don't taste very good, but look what they did to my thingy!
2012-10-04 09:13:46 AM
3 votes:

rhondajeremy: I always thought Roofies was spelled with a U. Learned something new today.


What have YOU been slipping into drinks all these years, then?
2012-10-04 08:55:14 AM
3 votes:

Nurglitch: sodomizer: Sex offenders are people too, you know.

Yes, people who have been found guilty of committing a sex crime. Me, I'm just going to avoid their house on hallowe'en. I'm just bigoted against sex offenders. And the Dutch.


and carnival workers.
2012-10-04 08:54:01 AM
3 votes:
Aren't most registered sex offenders not allowed within a certain distance to children?

And yeah, the Nazi/Heeb reference was stupid.

and -
i194.photobucket.com
2012-10-04 10:46:52 AM
2 votes:
You have offended my sex
2012-10-04 09:30:47 AM
2 votes:

Shadow Blasko: I guess we better euthanize all the registered sex offenders huh?


Give me a call if you need any help.
2012-10-04 09:28:11 AM
2 votes:
These registries are a great idea. We need more. I'm not sure who decided that sexual offenses were the worst crimes. I'm not crazy about murder. Why isn't there a murder registry? Why can sex offenders be repeatedly and continually punished after their release from prison, but murderers aren't? How about a DUI registry? When you're on the DUI registry, you should get a special icon on your driver's license. Require that bartenders must check each patron's license, and if the DUI Registry icon is on a person's license they can't be served alcohol. Or buy alcohol. Ever. Where's the sense in keeping all sex offenders (even those whose crimes did not involve children) away from children, but we don't make any effort to keep drunk drivers away from alcohol? The more registries, the better off we all are. Criminals should be punished forever. How about those people in my town who watered their lawn on the wrong day when water restrictions were in place this summer? They should be put on some sort of registry. I think every time they water their lawn, they should have to wear a shirt that says "I stole your water" or "I don't know what day it is." Or something. (But I hope there's not a registry for parking on the wrong side of the street during a snow emergency parking ban, because I'm always getting it wrong.)

I'm being a little facetious. There's certainly a logic to recognizing that many sex offenders continue to be a risk and believing that the rest of us deserve some sort of ongoing protection. But I think fair is fair. Either we should NOT treat sex offenders differently from other criminals, or we should establish more registries for other types of criminals. One or the other. Or... If sex offenders are so dangerous, then why not just lengthen the minimum sentences? Why let them out, and then put all these restrictions on them? Why not just keep them in prison?
2012-10-04 09:17:39 AM
2 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares

i do
and u shold too.

OK, I'll bite. Why?

what if a 3 year old saw u pee naked. what would he think then??


If a 3 year old saw me peeing at 2:30AM in an alley outside a bar, there are other far bigger problems than what I'm doing.
2012-10-04 09:14:15 AM
2 votes:

RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares

i do
and u shold too.

OK, I'll bite. Why?


I don't like my town smelling like piss.
2012-10-04 08:57:55 AM
2 votes:
I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares
2012-10-04 08:35:43 AM
2 votes:
"We can think of what happened in Nazi Germany, where Jews had to appear in public wearing yellow stars."

Look, I think the sex offender panic has gotten out of hand, but you need to calm the fark down.
2012-10-04 02:37:11 PM
1 votes:

Gump Worsley: Sound out the big words if you have to.


Since you refuse to actually say anything, I'll assume your point is that you hate porn.
2012-10-04 02:18:14 PM
1 votes:

buckeyebrain: Cyno01: miscreant: miscreant: Most sexual predators of children are somebody the child knows. A parent, relative, or friend of the family. Keeping kids away from random strangers probably wouldn't even have any effect statistically on rape statistics. What probably does have an effect is the fact that children simply have far less freedom than they used to. Almost all activity for kids is much closer to home and much more structured than it was even a generation ago.

That'll teach me to post before coffee.

You said statistics twice.

He likes statistics.


A 40lb. box of statistics?

/You know you want to open it
2012-10-04 01:50:29 PM
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Gump Worsley: Yeah, because nothing bad ever happens.
http://www.corrections.com/articles/8558

Your comment says nothing. What is your point? That sometimes people on parole look at hardcore porn and this is terrible?


"Turner was forbidden from possessing sexually explicit materials without approval from state officials as part of his parole for the 1973 murder and sexual assault of a 9-year-old Lisa French of Fond du Lac girl on Halloween. The girl came to Turner's house while trick-or-treating."

Sound out the big words if you have to.
2012-10-04 12:03:08 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: groppet: I remember some states were toying with the idea of people getting special tags on their cars after a DUI. Im not sure if any went in to practice.

These are the Ohio DUI plates...

[www.toledoblade.com image 800x398]

And they want plates for sex offenders too... there was a bill .. but I cant see if it passed or not.


I remember those - the funny part was that the Administration representative for my college's greek system had one on his car. Who better to advise a frat about "buttchugging" then someone busted for DUI?
2012-10-04 11:49:56 AM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: Shadow Blasko: there was a bill .. but I cant see if it passed or not.

It didn't. People were worried about vigilantism.


You know, the only person I actually know on the "list" is a super nice guy who has never hurt anyone.

He was the designated driver for a group of people at a DMB concert in Cincy, and was stuck in the parking lot for over an hour trying to leave. Because he was the DD, he had been drinking soda all night (it was hot) and really had to pee. There were no porta potties in the lot (to discourage pre-gaming) and you could not re-enter the venue after the concert.

He did one of those "open the hood and pretend to look inside" things and got busted peeing on the car. (Massive police presence due to ... well.. it was a Dave Matthews show.. you do the math)

(end of what I actually SAW, the rest is what I heard.. up until the consequences part)

It was a simple ticket, and he was offered the chance to plead out on it, and did so. The PA didn't tell him that, because the concert was next to an amusement park, "kids area" even though it was midnight, his pleading out to an exposure ticket ended him on the sex offenders list.

Within 12 months he lost his job, marriage, church (shunned) car... and even unsupervised visitation for his kids.

He's basically homeless on the streets now. He was a very straightforward family man. He was chased out of his community, job, church..and basically his LIFE because he is on that list, and they don't bother telling the neighbors WHY .. just that you are a sex offender.

Makes me sick.
2012-10-04 11:13:20 AM
1 votes:

Nurglitch: sodomizer: Sex offenders are people too, you know.

Yes, people who have been found guilty of committing a sex crime. Me, I'm just going to avoid their house on hallowe'en. I'm just bigoted against sex offenders. And the Dutch.


that the same thing isn't it?
2012-10-04 10:42:08 AM
1 votes:

Cyno01: miscreant: miscreant: Most sexual predators of children are somebody the child knows. A parent, relative, or friend of the family. Keeping kids away from random strangers probably wouldn't even have any effect statistically on rape statistics. What probably does have an effect is the fact that children simply have far less freedom than they used to. Almost all activity for kids is much closer to home and much more structured than it was even a generation ago.

That'll teach me to post before coffee.

You said statistics twice.


He likes statistics.
2012-10-04 10:31:09 AM
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Edymnion: That means its all midnight pissers and at worst adult rapers.

There could be father rapers. Right there. On the group W bench.


And we know how Halloween is a gateway event for serious littering.
2012-10-04 10:16:25 AM
1 votes:

Gump Worsley: Yeah, because nothing bad ever happens.
http://www.corrections.com/articles/8558


Your comment says nothing. What is your point? That sometimes people on parole look at hardcore porn and this is terrible?
2012-10-04 10:05:36 AM
1 votes:
I've got a sign that says "registered sex offender lives here". It keeps the kids away from my door and gives them spooktacular fright at the same time.
2012-10-04 09:41:38 AM
1 votes:
they are worried about a sign ????
if some had their way there would be no leaving prison.
you know ...the final solution for sex crimes.
2012-10-04 09:34:35 AM
1 votes:

Sybarite: "We can think of what happened in Nazi Germany, where Jews had to appear in public wearing yellow stars."

Look, I think the sex offender panic has gotten out of hand, but you need to calm the fark down.


No, wait, I think he has a point there...

We should make them all wear Pedo Bears when appearing in public.
2012-10-04 09:33:42 AM
1 votes:

sodomizer: miscreant: Most sexual predators of children are somebody the child knows

Probably because that's the best way for them to have access to the child. That is in fact a good argument for limiting their access to children.


Based on this, I think we should probably just err on the side of caution and remove children from their family and raise them like veal in isolated boxes. For their safety, of course.
2012-10-04 09:25:35 AM
1 votes:
RumsfeldsReplacement:
If a 3 year old saw me peeing at 2:30AM in an alley outside a bar, there are other far bigger problems than what I'm doing.

www.digitalbusstop.com

Poor Prue...
2012-10-04 09:24:36 AM
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares

i do
and u shold too.

OK, I'll bite. Why?

what if a 3 year old saw u pee naked. what would he think then??

If a 3 year old saw me peeing at 2:30AM in an alley outside a bar, there are other far bigger problems than what I'm doing.

if there's a threat of being called a SEX OFFENDER doesn't keep you from peeing outside, maybe you really are a rapist.


Ah, so you are just trolling. Good to know. I feel stupid now.
2012-10-04 09:23:25 AM
1 votes:

meanmutton: it's not hard to believe that keeping children away from sexual predators is one of those reasons.


You know where there isn't easy access to kids for these predators? Yup, prison!

/would much rather have a Pot offenders list to look over
2012-10-04 09:23:10 AM
1 votes:

JosephFinn: RTFA, folks, and mock Subby for not noticing the article is not about having contact with or giving candy to children. It's about the right to decorate your house for Halloween.


I don't think that's in the constitution.
2012-10-04 09:23:05 AM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

One, two, tie your shoe.
Three, four, pick up the floor.
Five, six, don't play tricks.
Seven, eight, clean your plate.
Nine, ten, start over again!
2012-10-04 09:20:17 AM
1 votes:

RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: Jon iz teh kewl: RumsfeldsReplacement: I would have no problem with this if the definition of sex offender weren't so broad.

Convicted kiddy-diddler? No Halloween for you.

Caught peeing in an alley next to the bar at 2:30 AM? Who the fark cares

i do
and u shold too.

OK, I'll bite. Why?

what if a 3 year old saw u pee naked. what would he think then??

If a 3 year old saw me peeing at 2:30AM in an alley outside a bar, there are other far bigger problems than what I'm doing.


if there's a threat of being called a SEX OFFENDER doesn't keep you from peeing outside, maybe you really are a rapist.
2012-10-04 09:19:50 AM
1 votes:
Approves:

pixelatedpop.com
2012-10-04 09:17:38 AM
1 votes:
there's a helpful bear on the 28th floor
2012-10-04 09:13:38 AM
1 votes:
In all honesty the fact that a seemingly ordinary people think it's normal to have a sex offender app on their smartphones is more concerning to me than the offenders handing out Halloween candy. I think the fear and paranoia that we pass along to kids over these issues does a lot of damage and I'm fairly unconvinced that the registry and all the other trappings of 'protecting children' do anything at all to reduce incidents of abuse.
2012-10-04 09:11:37 AM
1 votes:
I always thought Roofies was spelled with a U. Learned something new today.
2012-10-04 09:07:14 AM
1 votes:

The Muthaship: HotWingConspiracy: Remember before we had registries, when all those kids were getting raped getting Halloween candy?

No? Neither does anyone else.

I'm okay with not allowing registered sex offenders contact with kids (especially unsupervised ones like you get on Halloween). I don't want them striking up a relationship that might lead to abuse.


Remember before we had registries, and kids were striking up relationships with people that they got Halloween candy from?

No? Neither does anyone else.
2012-10-04 09:03:05 AM
1 votes:
A total of 119 registered sex offenders live in Simi Valley. Although some have been convicted of misdemeanors and do not have their names displayed, 67 have been guilty of more serious crimes and are publicly listed on the website. None has been involved in crimes involving children on Halloween, according to police, who say they have no records of any such crime occurring in Simi Valley during Halloween trick-or-treating.

What about crimes involving children not on Halloween? Yeah theres a big difference between a kiddy diddler and an 18 year old who got on the list because his 17 year old girlfriends parents didnt like him, and i think a lot of sex offender restrictions are pretty crazy depending on the nature of the crime, but statutory rapists and alley pissers aside, i dont think this is a terrible law. I mean yeah you want to keep your kids away from the kiddy diddlers, but do you really want them going up to a convicted run of the mill rapists house either?

/especially considering how sexy slutty halloween costumes have gotten
//wait, what? seat? over there?
2012-10-04 09:01:45 AM
1 votes:
so, it's still okay to park 'Free Candy' van outside house on street, right? right?
2012-10-04 09:01:31 AM
1 votes:

sodomizer: Vegan Meat Popsicle: You don't want Johnny Rapesalot to live within 100 yards of a school or playground or hand out Halloween candy because you think he's a threat to kids?

Then leave him in prison, dumbasses.

I think this point is legitimate but the real problem is that we seem to have a lot of pedophiles in this country. Putting them all in prison for life might involve billions more in prison costs. Then again, it might give the violent rectal rapists something to do.



Well, we should have known you'd have an opinion.
2012-10-04 08:59:23 AM
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: You don't want Johnny Rapesalot to live within 100 yards of a school or playground or hand out Halloween candy because you think he's a threat to kids?

Then leave him in prison, dumbasses.


I think this point is legitimate but the real problem is that we seem to have a lot of pedophiles in this country. Putting them all in prison for life might involve billions more in prison costs. Then again, it might give the violent rectal rapists something to do.
2012-10-04 08:55:50 AM
1 votes:

Bhruic: I wouldn't say they lost it, but they did use a stupid argument. Which is sad, as they have a point.


How Sandusky of you....
2012-10-04 08:55:14 AM
1 votes:
Remember before we had registries, when all those kids were getting raped getting Halloween candy?

No? Neither does anyone else.
2012-10-04 08:54:29 AM
1 votes:

sodomizer: Sex offenders are people too, you know.


Yes, people who have been found guilty of committing a sex crime. Me, I'm just going to avoid their house on hallowe'en. I'm just bigoted against sex offenders. And the Dutch.
2012-10-04 08:50:52 AM
1 votes:
Sex offenders are people too, you know.
 
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