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Sex Offenders Sue for Right to Pass Out Halloween Candy

Sex Offenders Sue for Right to Pass Out Halloween Candy

The city of Simi Valley, CA., is being sued by a group of registered sex offenders after passing a law that forbids them from decorating their homes for Halloween and passing out candy.

The group's lawyer says the law, which also requires them to post a sign announcing, "No candy or treats at this residence," is a form of branding, and that it violates their right to free speech. Simi Valley is one of several cities in California that have passed similar laws.

Read the whole story (Los Angeles Times) >>

How do you feel about the possibility that your kids will trick or treat at the home of a known sex offender this Halloween?

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TeresaAlonzo34553 TeresaAlonzo34553 4 years
Sex Offenders should not be allowed around children AT ALL. PERIOD!
NicoleRaileyThorne NicoleRaileyThorne 4 years
Really sex offenders have rights lmao No u don't you will not be passing out candy 2 the kids sex offenders I can't get over this the nerve of them. REALLY NO HALLOWEEN FOR U SORRY!
CoMMember13613660727997 CoMMember13613660727997 4 years
I agree completely with Michelle Burns, it is that cut and dry that black and white
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