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"Illinois law bars sex offenders from ice cream trucks"

10:41 pm - 08/05/2009

Illinois law bars sex offenders from ice cream trucks

Wednesday, Aug. 05 2009

Sex offenders are no longer allowed to get behind the wheel of ice cream or
snow-cone trucks in Illinois.

A new law bars sex offenders from operating trucks that sell food or beverages.
Officials worry that offenders might sell ice cream or other snacks as a front
for harming children.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the new law Tuesday. It also bars offenders from
operating emergency vehicles, such as an ambulance.

Violation would be a felony.

The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Ira Silverstein, says the law will keep children
"out of harm's way."

Some places around the country already ban offenders from such jobs. Others
require background checks before anyone can be hired to drive an ice cream

thebigbadbutch 6th-Aug-2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Ok, I love people that are considerate but why did you cut this?

I would buy pedobear ice cream if it was sold to grown ups.
syndicalist 6th-Aug-2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Haha, I dunno. Bad habits die hard...?
juanita_dark 6th-Aug-2009 05:51 am (UTC)
I would totally also buy that ice cream. The picture is priceless.
villainism 6th-Aug-2009 03:47 am (UTC)
There's an ice cream truck that makes the rounds of our apartment complex, and it plays this janked-up version of It's A Small World with, like, handclap sounds and weird honking sounds. I was horrified recently when I found out it didn't look like a normal ice cream truck at all but was just a van with no windows and some speakers on top D:
syndicalist 6th-Aug-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I have heard that same song! There must be a website with these.

The hand claps, which sounds like something out of an 80s synth pop song, are pretty lul-zy.
sandoz_iscariot 6th-Aug-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
All I can think of is Moral Orel.
morbidimpishfae 6th-Aug-2009 11:10 am (UTC)
Me too, nice to know I'm not the only one!
dearmisterecho 6th-Aug-2009 03:59 am (UTC)
wow, it must be bed time for me cause I kept reading it as 'sex worker' instead of 'sex offender' and was wondering what was so dangerous about children buying ice cream from strippers.
thebigbadbutch 6th-Aug-2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Well a tassle could fall in the ice cream and get stuck in the child's throat :(
blergg 6th-Aug-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
When I read this, I was like, "What can they do if they're in the truck and the kids are outside?" and then I immediately thought of the 30 Rock quote "There's no way the kid is mine - I never got out of my car and she never got all the way out of her tollbooth."

I watch that show too much.
thedastardfunk 6th-Aug-2009 04:11 am (UTC)
It's frightening to think that this law only JUST NOW got passed. Wtf? Isn't it common sense?
azure_rhymes Re: Rupert Grint should be on the scene to track them down.6th-Aug-2009 05:11 am (UTC)
the things I would do that man...
foofighter0234 Re: Rupert Grint should be on the scene to track them down.6th-Aug-2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
ateenwriter Re: Rupert Grint should be on the scene to track them down.7th-Aug-2009 12:29 am (UTC)
omg yes!
sirdrakesheir Re: this is kind of ranty, sorry6th-Aug-2009 05:02 am (UTC)
de_wood 6th-Aug-2009 05:58 am (UTC)
I'm guessing they had to learn the hard way.
roboplege 6th-Aug-2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Fuck I thought that picture was real :(

wee_little_me 6th-Aug-2009 10:25 am (UTC)
offenders might sell ice cream or other snacks as a front
for harming children.

I would like to see the statistics on this.

Otherwise, this is a totally slow news day. Like when they out-lawed human/animal hybrids.
I'm in complete 'wtf' awe.
mylaptopisevil 6th-Aug-2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
puppies and balloons truck is still good though right?
luvlorn 6th-Aug-2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
lol. Why don't you have a seat right over there...
ladyvoldything 6th-Aug-2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
meran_flash 6th-Aug-2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
akuma_river 6th-Aug-2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
umm...but what type of sex offenders? You know that anything that gets you busted that has any relation to sex will get you nailed as a sex offender, right?

I'm all for the guys who are accused & convicted of molesting and rape from staying away from that type of job but teens who once e-mailed/text'd naked pic of themselves or were falsely accused of rape or other 'sex crimes' as well, I'm not sure.

I think the whole sex offender thing needs to be re-organized.
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