Wrapping up Halloween for another year — and looking forward

By Sandy . . . This has been an amazing Halloween season. Overall, I sent emails to 73 Patch writers and editors in 25 states. I sent emails to 27 other media outlets and/or journalists. We sent out two press releases, here and here. I engaged in conversation on several Facebook pages, most notably in regard to this piece about a little town…

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Sex offender Halloween lock up? Ridiculous, wasted effort says NARSOL

By Antonia Noori Farzan . . . Contrary to the widespread urban myth, there’s no evidence that children are more likely to be targeted by sexual predators on Halloween than any on other night of the year. But that hasn’t stopped one Georgia mayor from announcing plans to round up all paroled sex offenders in town and hold them at city…

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“No increased risk to children on Halloween” says NARSOL

By C.J. Ciaramella . . . A small-town Georgia mayor plans on confining the town’s sex offenders to city hall for Halloween night, despite evidence that there’s no spike in sex crimes against children on the holiday. “In order to ensure the safety of our children, all sex offenders in the City of Grovetown area will be housed in the Council Chambers…

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