I went on another dog walk today. Last Friday, Lucy (the dog) and I went to Guilford Battleground which is a federal park. Today we went to Country Park, which is owned by the city. Both are excellent places for a good dog walk, and they adjoin each other, making for a very large area for recreation.
For the first time today, I noticed that the entrances to the park are adorned with a new sign which you can see in the image below. They make me feel kind of sick actually. What is the purpose? Is a registered sex offender going to see these and turn back? I just don't recall sex ever being an issue in this park. My guess is that it's part of some new feel-goody legislation so that some can feel that they are doing something. It's the type legislation no one could oppose, whether it's needed or not. I also wonder if law enforcement will use it as a reason to check ID's, etc., whenever it suits a need, related or not. Maybe it will it make people more nervous and apt to report others for otherwise normal behavior resulting in false positives.
Why did I even have to think about all this? I just wanted to walk my dog.