Orange County California is getting tough on Sex Offenders and has banned Sex Offenders from the local parks. Realizing that there may be exceptions that should be considered, they have implemented a system where Sex Offenders can apply for a waiver to go into the parks and not risk a six month jail sentence. So far seventeen (17) applications have been received and only one exception has been granted. The reasons for exceptions have run from a Sex Offender wishing to attend a memorial service for their Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sponsor to Commercial Fishermen who use the parks to tie up their boat. So far only one (1) of the seventeen (17) exception waivers has been granted by the sheriff’s special victims detail who oversee the applications which takes about ten (10) days and the Commercial Fisherman and the attendee of the AA Sponsor memorial have been denied.
Enforcement of the ban is sketchy and may only be by enforced by park attendees who notify the police or law enforcement and park personnel who recognize a Sex Offender in the park. This raises the question of how many Bill Wilson rituals and ceremonies are attended in the parks by Sex Offenders mandated to AA and NA who attend these worship events during meetings or annual picnics? Given the number of Sex offenders being mandated by the court system to AA or NA and the "anonymity" practiced by these secret groups where "what is said here, stays here" and the well known coverups practiced by these people who are often recruited from jails and prisons against turning in fellow worshipers (i.e. Sponsor Floyd Nadeau, Sponcee Bob Ryder and the Danita Brown murder in Lewiston, Maine in 2011). It is very possible that large klan gatherings of AA or NA may very well be harboring Sex Offenders and keeping quiet about it to protect the Fellowship.