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Whatever your stance on whether transgendered folks should be allowed to use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable using, only an idiot would actually agree with the faulty logic of Richard Hartian. He is saying that because Target allows transgender folks to use bathrooms that correspond to their perceived gender, "sexual predators" now congregate around Target stores, because he found a few dozen living within 10 MILES of his local Target store in Wheaton. If he expanded his search a few more miles to Evanston, he might have found THIS GUY, who shouldn't even be on the registry at all. But hey, why let facts get in the ray of promoting your ultra-conservative sky-is-falling views?
(Personally, my sexual identity is Attack Helicopter, but I like to pee standing up so I just use the men's room.)
"Here is the very real and for anyone with women in your lives that you care about, frightening, reality of the implications of what Target did. I chose a Target near me; 601 S. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. I then searched both the state and federal online registered sex offenders data base (I am including links below for you to do a similar search near your Target).
I found a staggering 97 registered sex offenders within a 10-mile radius of this Target. Keep in mind, this is only registered sex offenders, meaning people who have been caught. Likely, there are hundreds more within that 10-mile radius.
These 97 individuals have now been given a invocation from Target Corporation to enter the women’s bathrooms or fitting rooms and dis-robe, expose themselves, watch, comment, and fulfill their deviant sexual predator desires, including video recording. This will lead to my and your daughters, wives, and female family and friends being sexually exploited, harassed, and even, potentially, raped.
Take a look at the map below and know that each circle represents a registered sexual predator that now has been given free access by Target to your wives and children’s fitting rooms and bathrooms."