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Old 04-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Walt Disney World bans sex offenders from theme parks

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General_...heme_parks.htm

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According to wftv.com, Walt Disney World has been cracking down on keeping sex offenders out of their parks. The site's investigative reporter spent six months reviewing trespass reports from the Orange County Sheriff's Office and found that over 75 warnings had been issued to registered sex offenders since August 2012. The reporter was able to interview 20 of these individuals who were asked to leave the Disney parks, sometimes for good. One of the sex offenders named Mike agreed for his interview to be released as long as his identity was kept a secret. He said he was told by Disney, "We don't want you at our park." He and his wife had season tickets and when he tried to obtain his pass, he was pulled aside and issued a trespass warning from the Sheriff's Office stating he was "never allowed on any Disney property again."

The reports list the people as "registered sex offender," "on the sexual offender list," or state the problem as "conduct not welcome" or "behaviors not meeting Walt Disney's standards."

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like a excellent policy to me. I would hope other parks in the country would do the same.

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It doesn't sound like a bad policy but it will be crazy-hard to keep up with it and likely only limits a super small number of them.
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I agree, it could never be 100%, but at least the word is going out......your a sex offender..........your not welcome at Disney Parks/venues!


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Old 04-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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This is interesting. A good policy to make it known. On a related note, we was at DCA a few years ago and saw an interesting looking guy who was staring down some like 10 year old kid, it was creepy. Not saying he was a sex offender at the time, but people like that need not to be at places like this.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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People are on the sex offender list for offenses which include public urination, streaking, having sex with a prostitute, being falsely accused, having sex with a person a person younger then them....One person is on the list for a sex offense at age 18 because he had sex with a girlfriend one year younger then he was.

Some people claim only a fraction of the people on the sex offender list are clearly dangerous to kids and even less are predators.

People who commit other crimes aren't on any list. A person who killed someone (murder, manslaughter whatever) and either served time or was acquitted is welcome in WDW but a person who peed in public 20 years ago, as a teenager, isn't.

Doesn't affect me but it's really a PR move. Sex offenders who didn't get caught, or who cut a better deal and aren't on a list, can still enter WDW. A person who slashed someone with a knife can enter WDW. A person who urinated in public might not.

Not a policy which does much to make us safer.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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People are on the sex offender list for offenses which include public urination, streaking, having sex with a prostitute, being falsely accused, having sex with a person a person younger then them....One person is on the list for a sex offense at age 18 because he had sex with a girlfriend one year younger then he was.

Some people claim only a fraction of the people on the sex offender list are clearly dangerous to kids and even less are predators.

People who commit other crimes aren't on any list. A person who killed someone (murder, manslaughter whatever) and either served time or was acquitted is welcome in WDW but a person who peed in public 20 years ago, as a teenager, isn't.

Doesn't affect me but it's really a PR move. Sex offenders who didn't get caught, or who cut a better deal and aren't on a list, can still enter WDW. A person who slashed someone with a knife can enter WDW. A person who urinated in public might not.

Not a policy which does much to make us safer.


Anything that keeps sex offenders out works for me!.

Your list of age difference and hiring a hooker and public urination are few and far between and was in only a few states. Most states are reviewing and changing the list requirements. To the best of my knowledge being accused and found not guilty is wrong.


*Some peoples* opinion whether they are dangerous is not factual or important.

Since sexual predators have been proven to continue to commit their terrible crimes over and over again to compare them to other criminals is the old *apples and Orange* debate.


As I mentioned earlier , nothing is going to be 100%, but any policy that keeps some out is a good one!


Nothing PR about it,

But you are entitled to your opinion........I for one would prefer Disney to do everything possible to keep them out and away from my kids and family in general.



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Old 04-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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People are on the sex offender list for offenses which include public urination, streaking, having sex with a prostitute, being falsely accused, having sex with a person a person younger then them....One person is on the list for a sex offense at age 18 because he had sex with a girlfriend one year younger then he was.

Some people claim only a fraction of the people on the sex offender list are clearly dangerous to kids and even less are predators.

People who commit other crimes aren't on any list. A person who killed someone (murder, manslaughter whatever) and either served time or was acquitted is welcome in WDW but a person who peed in public 20 years ago, as a teenager, isn't.

Doesn't affect me but it's really a PR move. Sex offenders who didn't get caught, or who cut a better deal and aren't on a list, can still enter WDW. A person who slashed someone with a knife can enter WDW. A person who urinated in public might not.

Not a policy which does much to make us safer.
So what you're saying is that Disney shouldn't bother, because it's pointless... Well then... I'll go ahead and say that while you are entitled to your opinion, I am glad you are not in charge of the safety programs at the parks.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #9
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People are on the sex offender list for offenses which include public urination, streaking, having sex with a prostitute, being falsely accused, having sex with a person a person younger then them....One person is on the list for a sex offense at age 18 because he had sex with a girlfriend one year younger then he was.

Some people claim only a fraction of the people on the sex offender list are clearly dangerous to kids and even less are predators.

People who commit other crimes aren't on any list. A person who killed someone (murder, manslaughter whatever) and either served time or was acquitted is welcome in WDW but a person who peed in public 20 years ago, as a teenager, isn't.

Doesn't affect me but it's really a PR move. Sex offenders who didn't get caught, or who cut a better deal and aren't on a list, can still enter WDW. A person who slashed someone with a knife can enter WDW. A person who urinated in public might not.

Not a policy which does much to make us safer.
Ditto to all of this.

I have a friend who is on the registry. His crime? He hooked up with a chick in a club. We were regulars back then and we knew they carded so he didn't even think twice about starting a (immature, mostly sexual) relationship with a young woman he met there. Turns out she was 15 and using her older sister's ID to get in. None of us ever would have guessed - this girl passed a police check when we got pulled over and the officer wanted all our IDs to check for curfew violations - but when her parents found out they were FURIOUS... not at their precious little snowflake, but at the "sexual predator" who "led her astray". And they made sure the prosecutor threw the book at him because in our state reasonable belief of a person's age is not an acceptable defense. Seeing what he went through certainly changed the way I view the registry... It would be a far more effective tool if it was limited to predatory offenses, or even if it gave details of the case beyond "criminal sexual conduct in the 2nd degree".

I think this is purely a PR move on Disney's part, not any sort of protection for park guests. The predator who hasn't yet been convicted is still in the parks, along with any foreign predators who aren't on registries in the US, and of course there are all the other classes of creep that aren't subject to registration - non-sexual abusers, thieves, thugs, etc.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #10
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I agree with this .....my friend is married to a sex offender and the only reason why he is a sex offender is her dad had him put in jail when she was 16...they are now married with a child...so i dont feel all sex offenders should be put in the same class..they are not are child rapist ..
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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People are on the sex offender list for offenses which include public urination, streaking, having sex with a prostitute, being falsely accused, having sex with a person a person younger then them....One person is on the list for a sex offense at age 18 because he had sex with a girlfriend one year younger then he was.

Some people claim only a fraction of the people on the sex offender list are clearly dangerous to kids and even less are predators.

People who commit other crimes aren't on any list. A person who killed someone (murder, manslaughter whatever) and either served time or was acquitted is welcome in WDW but a person who peed in public 20 years ago, as a teenager, isn't.

Doesn't affect me but it's really a PR move. Sex offenders who didn't get caught, or who cut a better deal and aren't on a list, can still enter WDW. A person who slashed someone with a knife can enter WDW. A person who urinated in public might not.

Not a policy which does much to make us safer.


Umm, yeah. First of all, states are required to register their sex offenders because sexual offense is a crime of recidivism (with crimes agains young children being almost 100% recidivist). That means those offenders will offend again. Most murders don't go out and kill again, while 99.9% of sexual offenders do.

Second, a person can be required to register ONLY AFTER CONVICTION. I capitalize that to emphisize that a jury of their peers have convicted them based upon the evidence.

Third, low risk offenders (eg., public urination and streaking) usually have their registration status limited or are not required to register IF the court found that it was simpley public urination and not a habit of public urination in front of an elementary school. Frankly, I don't want that person around my kid anymore than the guy convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor because he may just be getting up the courage (no pun).

So, I applaud Disney's policy. There are so many kids running around unsupervised or with limited supervision by parents who are clearly distracted (who wouldn't be) that WDW(et al.) are the perfect target for the perviest of the perverts. Since Disney knows this, I am sure one could craft a legal filing for a nice personal injury claim if something were to happen and Disney didn't at least make some attempt to locate, close with, and ban these super creepers.

No child should have to suffer that indignity. Its private property and the mouse is king.
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It doesn't sound like a bad policy but it will be crazy-hard to keep up with it and likely only limits a super small number of them.
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It might not be perfect, but it is a start. Most major changes started with a small change and gained momentum. And if it keeps even 1 pedophile out of the park, isn't that worth it?
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Not a sense of overall security... But there are 75 less sexual offenders that could potentially be in line with my family.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #15
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I have never ever had a Disney hotel guard gate cm or check on cm ask for the ID of any more than one person in the car and it has been fine for the ID to come from any one in the car.

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