I never let my two daughters walk home alone.... When I was 5 years old, (1959), I was walking home from school, a man in his 30-40's sitting in a car asked me if I wanted a ride home. I stopped, said no and started to walk off. He said, "I have candy bars", I turned around, (this is how a 5 years old thinks), walked back about 2 steps and put both my hands on the passenger window frame and looked in the car. Sure enough there were two candy bars on the seat. I looked at his face, then the candy bars and said, no thank you and walked away. I walked another mile home and never saw him again. I was too afraid to tell my mother because she would have spanked me.
Tom I bet the police found the guy who harassed you and had a discussion with him with their nightstick. I think the police are restrained from extra-judicial procedures that got to the point. I think the shunning of perverts is coming back into style, but when we were children, I know our parents would have demanded more from the police and gotten it. Now the police cannot do anything without crossing every t and dotting every i. I am not advocating police brutality, but the police need to have so more freedom to handle situations like these.
The perps today know that they have rights to be in court - a jury of their peers-- when I was a child (a long time ago) If a neighbor even thought of being "weird" he would have his ass kicked from the dads in the neighborhood until he left. Men were the protectors of their families - not neutered by the court systems and the liberals of today.
When Ch 3 began posting addresses of registered offenders, I typed in my street address.....We found several names, 2 blocks away, all at the same address ! Seems there's a "halfway house" there.... And, it's 3 long blocks from a school ! John
Tom, From '63-'76 I walked alone to school in suburan Detroit. As much as a mile one way. Different times. Brian