Monday, October 10, 2016

The Myth and the Propaganda of Halloween and Registered Sex Offenders Captured in Articles and Research since 2007


3 weeks from today is Halloween 2016 and in about 2 weeks I’ll post my annual Do’s and Don’ts list for RSO’s in Virginia on Halloween. 

Over the years of advocating for data-driven laws and reform here I’ve learned the worst time of year for Myth-Based and Hysteria-Driven articles, policies and laws is Halloween. Halloween can be more emotionally draining than the annual Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. 

So over the years I’ve also gathered all the sane and research-based articles and studies to send to local reporters when they produce a sensationalized article or video segment. 

Today I’m sharing these links (see below, oldest to newest) with you so in case you some how thought Halloween is a dangerous day for Registered Sex Offenders to be in our communities, you’ll now know that it’s all been propaganda. Policies and laws should be based on facts not urban legend. 

Mary Devoy

Past posts of articles on Halloween and Registered Sex Offenders:

Studies on Halloween and Registered Sex Offenders: