In many towns across the nation, trick-or-treating takes place tonight. During the few hours that kids are out collecting candy, parents and police officers will do everything possible to keep kids safe. In California, keeping kids safe from the prying eyes and coaxing ways of homeless sex offenders means rounding up 500 different offenders. Using GPS tracking technology, California officials will keep the 500 sex offenders currently on their watch list contained in a designated safe area.
From 5pm to 10pm, these sex offenders will not be able to leave a certain police-patrolled location. California authorities believe that this is the best way to keep sex offenders from tracking down children during Halloween eve. The operation (dubbed “Operation Boo”) will be manned by a number of dedicated California police officers. Gathering the sex offenders on the Operation Boo list will not be difficult, since all sex offenders in the state currently wear GPS tracking bracelets.
In addition to Operation Boo, authorities are urging parents to stay with small children during Halloween evening. As always, allowing your children to wander off without parental supervision could be a recipe for disaster. For a quick guide about Halloween and safe trick-or-treating practices, take a look at the information that the Government of California has set up: www.cdcr.ca.gov.
Article Written by Harriette Halepis