On Halloween night, children dressed as ghosts and goblins are free to roam neighborhood in search of candy and a little spooky themed mischief. In California, authorities have imposed Halloween restrictions on sex offender parolees, barring them from putting up decorations or passing out treats. In San Diego County, they are required to post signs outside their homes discouraging trick-or-treaters from approaching. A lawyer and activist from Santa Maria, California wants to change that. She filed a lawsuit on behalf of an unidentified Chula Vista man, accusing the state of violating his rights and those of other registered sex offenders.
Should all sex offenders be barred from passing out treats on Halloween?