Maryland sends signs to sex offenders

An interesting idea. But if they really wanted to be rehabilitated, they would already be prepared for Halloween. How will this be enforced?
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ANNAPOLIS | The Scarlet Letter for Maryland sex offenders this Halloween will be a bright orange pumpkin.

That is the symbol on a sign they are required to post on their doors with a warning, in capital letters, to trick-or-treaters: “No candy at this residence.”

The paper signs began arriving last week in the mailboxes of the roughly 1,200 violent and child-sex offenders across the state with a letter explaining how they are to comport themselves on Oct. 31.

“Halloween provides a rare opportunity for you to demonstrate to your neighbors that you are making a sincere effort to change the direction of your life,” the letter states.

  • By: myrandom1786

    I’m saving, enlarging, and printing out the pumpkin graphic that accompanies this story. Running around and putting them on every door in the neighborhood would be a wonderful Halloween prank!

    October 15, 2008 at 12:07 p.m.
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