Friday, October 28, 2011

Stay Safe & More

If you are interested, "Autumn Angel" is now in the store here.

And now, I feel the need to digress from file cutting for a safety message.  I think it's worth it.

This morning I was watching the local news when they pointed out a loophole in the law.  It's an important loophole, especially at this time of the year.

We all know that convicted sex offenders must register with the authorities.  Here in Florida, those offenders who still fall under that authority are not allowed to have access to children.  This includes passing out candy on Halloween.

The problem is, even though these offenders have to remain registered for life, there are loop holes.  Once an offender has finished their probation period, they are allowed to pass out Halloween candy.

You can call me paranoid if you want but there are 1,603 registered sex offenders in my county alone.  There are 111 in a five mile radius of my home.  Our kiddos won't be alone this week-end.  As always, one of us will be walking with them for the Halloween festivities.

If you want to know who's living in your neighborhood, your local police department or county sheriff should have a link to the registry for your area.  I recommend you check it out.

Until next time, Stay Safe & Happy Creative Time!


TonyaKaye said...

Everyone .. stay safe!

Caroline said...

isn't it awful that we have to be so careful with our children to keep them safe! Stay safe this Halloween and have fun.

on a lighter note - Gorgeous Autumn Angel!