Every halloween the news outlets become giddy with glee knowing that the endless headlines of the USA boogeyman aka Registered Sex Offenders will predictively start to show up giving them sensationalized headlines to elicit fear (and increase ratings – any story remotely about sex gets attention) from parents too lazy to get the facts for themselves. Most of the problem is that they have bought into the lies and actually believe law enforcement’s fake news about the danger of sex offenders (we are referring to registered sex offenders as opposed to sex offenders yet to be caught – soccer coach and the local priest for example).
This is the most blatant example of public shaming you will see the entire year with the exception of election years when the topic is all politicians have to talk about since it is the perfect topic to divert attention from their other failed policies and their personal agendas.
Small town sheriffs across the country will try to get their 15 minutes of fame with grand gestures such as posting signs on doors and in yards “warning of the danger’ lurking inside. Some registered citizens are forced to stay home with the lights out and are not even permitted to answer the door at all.
Law enforcement will take advantage of this opportunity to make a show and will often bringing along a member of the media as they conduct “compliance checks” to assure that certain registered citizens are home and not enjoying holiday. This spectacle happens every year despite the undeniable fact that registered sex offenders have never been involved in any sort of incident with the holiday except for being a great “tool” for law enforcement to abuse to get headlines and to give false sense of security to parents. They also use this opportunity to justify their jobs and the budget that is wasted in these useless checks which are nothing more than punishment through public shaming.
We will point out this stupidity of this throughout the month of October as the uselessness and stupidity is so well illustrated with endless examples of this unwarranted punishment and abuse of registered citizens. Stay tuned for this circus of stupidity as we expose these clowns one by one.