"...Convicted sexual offenders would be banned from distributing Halloween candy from their homes or taking part in any of the October holiday's activities if a proposed bill gains support.
Under Bill No. 5321 proposed by Rep. Fran Amos, R-Waterford Township, any parolee who was convicted of a sex crime against a victim under 18 would be banned from all Halloween activities.
The proposal - which will not take effect in time to impact this year's Halloween - states that a parolee is prohibited from "participating in any way in activities traditionally conducted during the evening of Halloween, including distributing candy or other items to children."
It also would ban a sex-crime parolee from leaving outside lights on or giving the impression that his or her house is occupied between 6 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, or any other locally designated Halloween celebration..." (source)
This should be a federal law. Then again, if they were all locked up for life or dead we wouldn't have to ponder 'how to enforce' a law like this...
I am also a bit appalled at all the schools that canceled their Halloween parades/parties across the country. Some because students dressed as Captain Underpants last year, some because of "safety reasons", some because the "costumes scare the younger kids" and the best (in a school near us)...a Pentecostal Mother was offended and none of the other parents spoke up. I also hate the "it disrupts the school day" rationale. It's ONE day and according to Al Gore there won't ever be a snow day again because the earth is melting...so we won't need to disrupt school for that.
And for your Halloween listening pleasure: The Misfits: "Halloween"