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Sex Offenders Sue City Calling New Halloween Ordinance Unconstitutional

Five sex offenders are suing a California town over a new Halloween ordinance aimed at prohibiting pedophiles from interacting with children on Halloween. The new ordinance prohibits all registered sex offenders from lighting or decorating their homes for Halloween, from opening the door for trick-or-treaters, and requires them to post a sign: No candy or treats at this residence.

Louisiana Convicts Required to Reveal Sex Offender Status on Facebook

Starting on August 1, sex offenders in Louisiana will be required to identify themselves as such on Facebook and other social networking sites. The first of its kind in the country, the new law adds to the existing requirements for sex offenders to check in with police and inform neighbors and schools of their presence in the area.

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