Let’s save more than one child

By Sandy Rozek . . . Across America this Halloween, and in the weeks preceding it, massive campaigns were underway to protect children from persons on sexual offense registries. Efforts ranged from “house arrest” jail detention for those on parole or probation during trick-or-treat hours to signs placed in yards and on homes and maps printed with dots showing where…

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NARSOL warns law enforcement that they are being watched

Sometimes a new event occurs almost before we can react to the previous one. That is what it has felt like with everything going on in Georgia in regard to county sheriffs and persons on the registry and warning signs. No sooner did the matter come before a U.S. District Court in Georgia when we received word that another Georgia…

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Judge rules on “No Trick or Treat Signs” – Registrants have rights

By Hayley Fowler Three registered sex offenders in Georgia clutched a victory on the brink of Halloween when a federal judge ordered lawn signs deterring trick-or-treaters be removed from their homes. Butts County Sheriff Gary Long argued last week the signs should remain while the lawsuit — brought by the three named plaintiffs seeking to represent a class of sex offenders who…

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NARSOL quoted extensively in Cincinnati Enquirer Halloween piece

By Sandy . . . This time of the year presents many opportunities for advocates to educate the public about facts pertaining to any connection between those on the registry, children, and Halloween. And actually there is only one fact: there is no connection. It is a totally made up issue. As NARSOL’s communications director, I am often the first…

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NARSOL to Ben Hill Co. GA sheriff: No “Halloween-sex offender warning” yard signs

On the heels of the publicity about the suits filed in Georgia against the sheriffs of Butts and Spalding Counties for unauthorized placement of Halloween yard signs on the property of those on the registry comes the announcement from the sheriff’s department of yet another Georgia county of their intent to place the signs. Sheriff Lee Cone in Ben Hill…

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Halloween myths? NARSOL, researchers say too many to count

Used with permission By Earl Yarington . . . I often wonder why we don’t dress our kids up as sex offenders. We dress them up as serial killers, witches, goblins, and other horrible monsters. We let our little girls dress up in fishnet stockings, short skirts, and heavy makeup. My own child wants to be a fallen angel. What…

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All rational minds reject the “sex offender-Halloween” connection

By Sandy . . . We are at an interesting crossroads in regard to the craze that started sweeping the country around 2008 (see http://with-justiceforall.blogspot.com/2014/11/sex-offenders-and-halloween-will-it.html). As with almost everything I write, I wake up around 5:30 or 6 with the opening text, or the heading, or a few times the ending, being written in my head. This morning it was…

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The Halloween tragedy of Lisa French

Updated Oct. 2019: Some Patch editors, to give them credit, are, along with their red-dot — or blue-dot — maps, including some of the actual facts concerning Halloween and children and sexual crime and those on the registry, and a few are even re-running the letter of protest sent to Patch editors by us in 2017. Then, not so much…

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2019 NARSOL Halloween marathon and “cop-watch”

We are so excited! This year NARSOL and ACSOL are joining together for our now-traditional Halloween Radio Marathon. Beginning at 5 p.m. eastern time, the airwaves will be open for six continuous hours. Co-hosts Larry and Janice will keep the ball rolling. Attorneys will be on the show as well as some attorneys available for consultation in the various states.…

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Don’t be scared! Get ready for Halloween

By Sandy . . . NARSOL will once again this year host a Halloween Marathon. This will be the third extended program of this nature that NARSOL has done, and we hope that everyone will participate. The intent of the marathon session is to monitor law enforcement’s Halloween activities and carefully evaluate where we will litigate next. Last year we…

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