2 Tulsa city councilors want to stop registered sex offenders from celebrating Halloween
10:03 PM, Oct 2, 2013
6:22 AM, Oct 3, 2013
TULSA - Two Tulsa city councilors want to stop registered sex offenders from celebrating Halloween.
Councilors Jeannie Cue and Arianna Moore want to force sex offenders to turn off their lights Oct. 31 and make it illegal for offenders to hand out candy.
Cue said she also hopes to prohibit sex offenders from putting up decorations.
Cue said city legal is drafting up the law and councilors hope to have it by Thursday so they can vote on it as an emergency clause at the council meeting. Cue said she knows that's a quick turnaround and it might not be possible.
On Wednesday night, couple Rachel and Alex Butler shopped for Halloween costumes. They think the proposed law is a good idea.
"I think it's a really good ordinance about 90 percent of the time and it will protect children. I think there are instances where it may not be required," Rachel said. "I know there's a man on my parents street who is a registered sex offender caught for indecent exposure decades ago and he's a good guy."
Councilors will meet with Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan to discuss how to enforce the proposed law.
Cue said they need residents help to monitor their neighborhoods should the proposal be passed.