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OPP: Sex Offender In The Neighborhood

Yi!!

Today we received an OPP from Stacy:

"Yi! I'm sending my kids out to trick-or-treat alone for their first time.  I googled the sex offender list in my neighborhood and found out we have a pedophile living in our neighborhood.  Now I don't want my kids going out alone to trick-or-treat. I also want to post a sign in front of the pedophile's house to warn other parents and children.  I know it's against the law for registered pedophiles to hand out candy on Halloween but I don't trust him.  Am I doing a good thing or would I be causing a panic in our neighborhood?
Stacy"
 
Slacker doesn’t think Stacy is completely knowledgeable on whether he really is a pedophile or not. When you get listed as a sex offender, it all comes up as the same thing, if you had relations with a child or if you got caught peeing on the sidewalk after a concert. Either way, your junk was out. However, with that said, Slacker doesn’t think he would ever let his kids out alone to trick or treat. He imagines something happening and he would feel horrible to not even care to watch them. On a night like Halloween, he doesn’t think kids are in that mind set to defend themselves if something was to go wrong. Because of the costumes, they have limited mobility and no peripheral vision. In reality, he could stop off on his way home in any neighborhood and just grab a kid. Would the other kids remember to get his license number or would they know to call the police?
 
Even though Slacker thinks she has every right to be nervous about sending her kids out alone on Halloween, does that give her the right to post a sign by the pedophile’s home? Is that her responsibility? Is she making too much of a deal out of this?
 
I have known since I was 14 years old that there is a pedophile living in my neighborhood. I don’t know what he did, but either way my parents just warned me of him and I still went out trick or treating with my group of friends. My parents trusted me and they knew that I understood not to go near that house. I am 22 years old now and to this day, I have heard no wrong doings about this pedophile, so I trust that nothing bad could happen, especially on Halloween. I know, there’s always that possibility, but at some point you have to learn to trust your kids and teach them to do the right thing. As for Stacy posting a sign, I don’t think she should. I think she needs to learn all the facts before she tells her neighbors.
 
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie



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