ATLANTA - A Democratic lawmaker is introducing a measure that would require Georgia sex offenders to post "No Candy Here" signs on Halloween.
State Rep. Rob Teilhet (Email), who is running for Attorney General, said Friday his proposal would punish offenders who violate the law with 60 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Similar proposals have been adopted in Florida, Indiana and Maryland.
Teilhet, a Smyrna attorney, calls the measure "an excellent tool for our police officers and our parents to use on a night when many of our children are out and vulnerable."
- And an excellent tool for those running for office to use to exploit peoples fears to get elected as well!
He said as a parent, he wants all children to steer clear of homes where sex offenders live.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)
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