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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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Old 04-30-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-30-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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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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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, 10:05 AM   #8
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On reflection..............If the whole world chose not to do *something that is a good idea* and would make people overall safer, just because it is not 100% effective or perfect..............or that others things would not also be improved (EI getting other dangerous criminals away from our families).....the entire world would come to a stretching halt!

It is always easy to sit back and mock something as just self serving move or a trick, but it doesn't help anything.


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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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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.
You said it shorter and better then I did!
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #11
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I agree with Lewis. While it may look like a good idea at first blush (who doesn't want to keep pedophiles away from our kids?), I think it ends up to be just more of the same Security Theater.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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I think this is an important rule for the parks.

The larger issue of who is registered who might not deserve the particular scarlet letter is wholly different. There are plenty of people who are registered for things that probably should not class them as such.

Disney can't change this, but it's important that they adhere to this type of guideline as they are specifically oriented towards children.
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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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Old 04-30-2013, 11:07 AM   #14
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I agree with Lewis. While it may look like a good idea at first blush (who doesn't want to keep pedophiles away from our kids?), I think it ends up to be just more of the same Security Theater.
Security Theater that, according to the referenced article, has prevented at least 75 sex offenders from entering Disney Parks. Sounds like they're doing a pretty good job at catching what they can with the information that's available to them.

Perhaps we should have Disney take over the TSA?
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I agree with Lewis. While it may look like a good idea at first blush (who doesn't want to keep pedophiles away from our kids?), I think it ends up to be just more of the same Security Theater.
With all due respect..........on what personal experience or course of education do you base your statement on?


How do you now it would not work?..........Do you know how Disney proceeds in this policy?...how many have been kept out?

The term Security theater is cute and snarky but it is not factual or in any way supportive of your statement.


My experience is that the Theater term is used by posters who don't' have the support for there statements and used that is sound *real* and divert folks attention.


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