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Halloween & Sex Offenders. *Edit
October 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

This is in Simi Valley, California. 
Full article:

"The ordinance, adopted Sept. 10, prohibits registered sex offenders in the Ventura County city of about 125,000 from displaying Halloween decorations, answering the door to trick-or-treaters or having outside lighting after dark on Oct. 31"

"Registered sex offenders are also required to post signs with on their front doors reading, in 1-inch letters, "No candy or treats at this residence." Those offenders visible to the public on the state's Megan's Law website and convicted of a crime against a child are required to post the sign."

This is something that we ALL have similar views about; sex offenders. What's your opinion on this? I think that it should be enforced everywhere, not just in Simi Valley.


EDIT: I completely agree with you all that are saying that it should be based on a scale of 1-5. Not everyone registered is a sex offender - they may have been streaking, or peeing in the alley.. I also agree with the others that are saying: regardless, you need to watch your kids, and be with them when they go out. 
(Obviously, older children would have a different set of rules; whatever they may be.)


Is this ordinance a good idea?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 80% - Yes.
  2. 9% - No.
  3. 10% - Other. (Please explain.)


  • Devious333
    October 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM
    I like the idea.
  • MissLeanna
    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM
    My county started this last year. It's a good idea. Except trick or treating here is dead anyway. Lol
  • MrsRinehart2010
    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      While I dont agree with what sex offenders have done obviously. I think if parents where with an watching thier children like they should be then there shouldnt be a problem. But in reality there are paretns out there who do none of those things an It could be a good idea but doesnt mean it would work.

  • LaMerica
    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I LOVE this and hope that it gets adopted everywhere!

  • ilovecandy
    October 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    i think they have that law already here....but im not entirely sure. and yes i think its a good idea.

  • Mazie0723
    October 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM
    In my city if you're a registered sex oftener you are not allowed to have the porch light on and typically cops are parked in the area.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    October 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Quoting LaMerica:

    I LOVE this and hope that it gets adopted everywhere!

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM
    Sounds like a good idea to me. Of course, I am with my kids when they are trick or treating so I'm always watching them anyway.
  • mommycrissa
    October 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    I have heard of this and I think it's wonderful. Great way to protect the public

  • DuchessScrat
    October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    It's a good idea.  But, I still feel that some crimes shouldn't be considered a "sexual offense" such as being caught peeing in an alley.  They really should reserve that list for violent and child related crimes.

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