Ordinance could require Halloween signs for sex offenders

Full story: Silver City Sun-News

Convicted sex offenders would be required to have warning signs at their homes during Halloween and have other residence restrictions, under a proposed ordinance discussed Tuesday by the Silver City Town Council.

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Paul

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The New Mexico Sentencing Commission conducted a study on residency restrictions for sex offenders and issued a position paper stating that "imposing residency
restrictions may ultimately reduce public safety". What children in your community don't deserve is an 800% increase in homeless sex offenders like California experienced in two years after their state law took effect. Or having three times the number of absconders or sex offenders they can't find after Iowa's law was enacted.

Six year old Adam Walsh was left alone at a video game display while his mother shopped just around the corner for no more than five or ten minutes. They found his severed head a couple of weeks later but never found his body.

Eleven year old Carlie Brucia was walking home alone after spending the night at a friends house. A car wash surveillance camera recorded a man grabbing her arm and leading her away. Her body was found a few days later behind a church.

Seven year old Sommer Thompson ran ahead of her sister while walking home from school. They found her body a few days later in a land fill.

Five year old Samantha Runnion was playing in her front yard, her grandmother inside, when a man drove up, asked about a puppy, and kidnapped her. Her body was found the next day in a ditch along a rural road.

None of the men who committed these crimes had ever been convicted of any sex crime so your proposed laws would not have been applicable to them. Parents in your area will rest easier thinking laws will protect their children and something like this will happen. And will you rest easier knowing you have driven even one sex offender off to "endanger" somebody else's child?
WOW

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Very profound statement.
Clearly, you're not from Silver.
Thanks for posting.

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They should have signs in their yard 365 DAYS A YEAR!!!!
TyrannyWatch

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Watch it libs...you may hurt their FEELINGS!
Letsgetreal

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Sep 30, 2010
 
Halloween: Watch out for boogeyman - CFC Guest Forum - Citizens for Legislative Change-Oklahoma http://t.co/2qas37K

Beware the Halloween bogeyman! by Karen Franklin, Ph.D.- CFC Guest Forum - Citizens for Legislative Change-Oklahoma http://t.co/w5Egyem
nkrso

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Sep 30, 2010
 
what if a sex offender roommate want to hand out candy would he be punished as well ?
steven

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Let's not put our childrens's safety in the hands of some worthless verbage that a pedophile would gladly gag a childs mouth with. I have a better idea, How about we leave the house with our children and not leave their side until the night is done. Let's be the responsible adults and parents that these pedophiles want us not too be! Every year I see so many young boys and girls by themselves. If you can't do it then find a family member to do it. Don't allow your child to leave unsupervised. If you won't watch out for them I bet there is a pedophile sitting at home marking the days off the calendar just waiting till he get's the chance to " Watch out for them"
ronnie

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This ordinance will do nothing for the safety of the community. The names of the sex offenders are on a state website. How about before you leave the house with your children, you copy down that list and carry it on you. When you come upon an address that has a registered sex offender listed there you skip that house. This is way cheaper than any sign the Town of Silver City is going to try and charge the taxpayers! I was once a kid and I know if I saw a sign that read of a warning of sex offender. The first thing myself and my group of misfit friends would do is take the sign and place it in front of someone else's house. I have since grown out of my childish ways but, I am willing to bet my next pay check if the City goes through with this, this is exactly what is going to happen.
Sheeple Herder

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No "Infotainment" value in disclosing the FACT that ppl that commit sex offenses have the second lowest re offense rate only MURDERERS score lower? Do your own research!!!

What the the Dr Phil /Nascar ppl do not seem to grasp is that our Justice system was INTENTIONALLY set up as to not RE PUNISH ppl after they have paid the price?

These "dupes" also do not seem to realize that the government is using this issue and these despised group of ppl to ERODE the civil rights of ALL CITIZENS of this country.

Lastly? according to my extensive research there has only been one incident of sexuqaaal abuse of a child during Halloween committed in the early 70's.

Committed by someone with NO PREVIOUS criminal record?

Can someone PLEASE post one single story that even claims that these laws and registries have prevented a single crime?? Billions of dollars are spent where is this elusive "one child"?
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Oct 1, 2010
 
Ten Myths About Sex Offenders - http://t.co/LEbZq2S

In recent years social scientists and criminologists have combed through an immense accumulation of data from hundreds of studies, which have tracked tens of thousands of individual sex offenders for long periods of time, some even for decades.

By 1994, 670 studies of sex offenders had been done and by the end of 2005 well over 700. Many of these studies have been systematized through a methodology called meta-analysis. The resulting data reveal that many common myths about sex offenders are simply false. We outline here some of them.
rodsmith

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Oct 2, 2010
 
Pity the ex offenders in your city dont' have the guts to show up at your office and put that illegal sign you want put up.. put somewhere on you the sun don't shine! You nazi's
TyrannyWatch

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It may start with them...then it will be "OK" for anything...Drunk, Liberal, Conservative, Normally Challenged, etc,etc.
country boy

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Oct 2, 2010
 
TyrannyWatch wrote:
It may start with them...then it will be "OK" for anything...Drunk, Liberal, Conservative, Normally Challenged, etc,etc.
I believe the intent is good, but the end result could be disasterous. This is not the solution for protecting our children.
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of course we should put signs up.
it will not protect anyone from non registered offenders however it will alert the childern and parents of the preditors we have managed to identify.
the recitivism rate for sex offenders is about 15% so there is only about a 1 in 6 chance that a child will be endangered by trusting the wrong person.
these odds are not good enough for me, how about you?
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Oct 6, 2010
 
steven wrote:
Let's not put our childrens's safety in the hands of some worthless verbage that a pedophile would gladly gag a childs mouth with. I have a better idea, How about we leave the house with our children and not leave their side until the night is done. Let's be the responsible adults and parents that these pedophiles want us not too be! Every year I see so many young boys and girls by themselves. If you can't do it then find a family member to do it. Don't allow your child to leave unsupervised. If you won't watch out for them I bet there is a pedophile sitting at home marking the days off the calendar just waiting till he get's the chance to " Watch out for them"
Since there has not ever been one (1) case of a registered sex offender molesting a trick or treater on Halloween you need to wake up to the fact that the biggest danger is in the home where the child lives.

Registered sex offenders do NOT quote: "Watch Out For Them." That is an idiotic statement. It boarders on ignorance, to say the least.

Find one RSO that has EVER molested a Halloween-er! You can't, because that has NEVER happened in this country.
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rodsmith wrote:
Pity the ex offenders in your city dont' have the guts to show up at your office and put that illegal sign you want put up.. put somewhere on you the sun don't shine! You nazi's
If I were an RSO, I would remove the sign and put it on my neighbors house. And who is to say that kids won't do that as a Hallloween prank?
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Oct 6, 2010
 
DrCuCUMber wrote:
They should have signs in their yard 365 DAYS A YEAR!!!!
Maybe someone should take the sign out of their yard and put it in yours.
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DrCuCUMber wrote:
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Yea, if I liked kids in that sick kinda way...but I don't...Hell kids hate me, and every other vegie out there! You seem to be the kind of sick twisted person who needs a sign in your yard.
Just making a point that anyone can take a sign out of someone elses yard and put it in another.

No need to get ignorant and personal about it!

Just saying.
The Emperor

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Oct 11, 2010
 
DrCuCUMber wrote:
They should have signs in their yard 365 DAYS A YEAR!!!!
Sounds good but won't work.

'Sorry officer, but some damn kids keep stealing the signs I post.'
The Emperor

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Oct 11, 2010
 
rodsmith wrote:
Pity the ex offenders in your city dont' have the guts to show up at your office and put that illegal sign you want put up.. put somewhere on you the sun don't shine! You nazi's
I'd do it. And in the end, what will they do to me? Put me away at taxpayer expense?

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