Chilling read from The Washington Times about the lengths Maryland is going to contain sex offenders on Halloween. The state is requiring that its 1,200 violent and child-sex offenders hang a sign with an orange pumpkin reading “No candy at this residence” on their doors. This is in addition to a law that already prohibits sex offenders from leaving their homes on the holiday. “Halloween provides a rare opportunity for you to demonstrate to your neighbors that you are making a sincere effort to change the direction of your life,” a letter accompanying the signs states. Or, if you’ve already made said effort, to remind them that you were, you know, a sex offender.