November 3, 2014

MAILBAG: Drunken drivers a greater Halloween threat

11-3-2014 Wisconsin:

"Sex offenders watched on Halloween" was the headline in the Baraboo News Republic on Oct. 28. It would be more appropriate to say keep drunk drivers off the road. From 4 to 7 p.m. is about the time these drinkers are already drunk and driving to the taverns for more.

With all these kids running across the streets from house to house, the chances of getting run over far exceeds a sex predator snatching them up.

With headlines like sex crimes they are going to have parents so fearful that there wouldn’t even be a Halloween anymore. The newspaper says that there are 100 sex predators in the Baraboo area.

In the state of Wisconsin, there are 5,000 registered sex offenders in 72 counties, that’s an average of seven per county. For the Baraboo area, that means there must be one on every block. All this kind of publicity gives Baraboo a black eye and invites more crime into the area. If it is that bad in the Baraboo area, wouldn’t it be more cost effective to just put a little sign on the tree bark that says sex offender lives here instead of going door to door over the whole state?

How convenient this publicity is that it comes out just before the elections.

In the law enforcement community, this is called job security. Maybe it’s time for a new sheriff. ..Source.. by Ed Aylsworth, North Freedom

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