Posts Tagged ‘trick or treat’

Halloween on the Web

October 30, 2011

Halloween on the Web

Tricks and treats from across the Interwebz:

“Zombies Never Die,” “Emily Sohn, Discovery News

“Halloween 2011: Top Costumes, History, Myths, More,” Brian Handwerk, National Geographic News

“Foreclosure Mill’s Halloween Party Mocks Homeless, Displaced,” Daniel Frankel, The Wrap

“Anti-Wall Streeters inspire Halloween costumes,” Leanne Italie, Associated Press via Google

“The ‘War on Halloween’: A Trick or a Treat for Conservatives?” Leslie Savanon, The Nation


Boo! No Trick or Treat for Sex Offenders.

October 29, 2010

Boo! No Trick or Treat for Sex Offenders

Lights out for registered sex offenders this weekend. They’re forbidden from displaying Halloween decorations, keeping the porch light on, or handing out candy to neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

Police in Maryland, California, Texas, Long IslandLouisiana,  Georgia,  Indiana, and elsewhere will spend Halloween night ignoring the riotous hordes of drunks careening down streets and sidewalks, the gangs of teenage arsonists, and other seasonal threats in order to babysit former offenders. Of course, it’s worth it if it keeps our children out of danger.

But it doesn’t. Why? Because there is no evidence of a threat.

 A comprehensive study released last year shows that when it comes to nonfamilial sex crimes against children, Halloween is just another day. “These findings raise questions about the wisdom of diverting law enforcement resources to attend to a problem that does not appear to exist,” conclude the researchers.

The real Halloween threat to kids? Getting hit by cars.



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