Seven years ago Patch jumped on the Red Dot bandwagon, publishing each Halloween, maps of people who are on the Sex Offender Registry and where they live. OSJ led the charge against the maps, assisted by other NARSOL affiliates, pointing out their lack of basis in reality when it comes to Halloween dangers, and contributing to the myth of "stranger danger" and diverting attention away from the real dangers that children face. This year, Patch seems to have seen reason, with Illinois the only state to publish red dot maps and no maps published in Connecticut. Hopefully this trend towards sanity and evidence-based responses will continue.
Read the full NARSOL article HERE