Federal judge blocks Georgia sheriff from putting up warning messages

Federal judge blocks Georgia sheriff from putting up warning messages

A Georgia sheriff was blocked by a federal judge from putting up signs warning people against going trick-or-treating at particular houses. The sheriff had planned on putting up signs outside the houses of three registered sex offenders. The judge said that this would amount to the sheriff forcing the sex offenders to accept his message that their house was unsafe for children.

bostonboy 6 months

They are registered sex offenders, how the hell is there any question if they shouldn’t be allowed to give little kid candy!?

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 6 months

They're just jealous cuz sex offenders give the best candy. 🍬

porcus 6 months

I would prefer that the state legislature passed a law either allowing or requiring such signs. Or the sheriff could have placed an advertisement in the newspaper stating the same. Or placed some deputies at the 3 sex-offender residences (assuming they were all child-related). But in any event I do agree with the sheriff.

Nika D
Nika D 6 months

What an incredibly authoritarian community we have here! 1) if you are worried about your kids, maybe don’t let them go without you 2) if you insist, do a brief sex offender registry search before they leave and make those houses forbidden. 3) finally, the unknown sex offender who is familiar (a teacher, coach, parent of a friend) is a much bigger risk.

Rocky 6 months

The citizens of the community should take up the task and Mark these homes. This is not a federal judges mandate. If a state law is not unconstitutional a federal judge has no authority to overturn it. Tell me what constitutional rights were violated, when a registered sex offender who has by definition given up certain rights by violating our rule of law, is protected by federal judges from being acknowledged as a public threat. How does this serve law abiding citizens that have upheld their social contracts?

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 6 months

WTF they are unsafe tho

David 6 months

this is ridiculous. someone should start a petition to remove that judge from his post.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 6 months

These attempts to normalize and minimalize pedophilia need to end

ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

Just keep squad cars out front instead. Public street.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 6 months

Why is this an issue? I wouldn't want my children near a fucking pedo's house.

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 6 months

"Judge Marc Treadwell in Macon ruled Tuesday that the sex offenders were likely to win their argument that Butts County Sheriff Gary Long's signs violate their free speech rights." How so? Can anyone explain that to me? "The judge said the sheriff was forcing the sex offenders to accept his message that their homes were unsafe for children by forbidding them from removing the signs or putting up a competing message." Depend on the crime. Are they are on the list because she lied about her age? Are they child molesters? Are they violent rapists?

No Signal
No Signal 6 months

Refreshing, a sheriff ensuring general public safety through public awareness. I have no problem with this. All sexual offender must register, i.e. public disclosure.

Sir_Kutz 6 months

I bet that judge knew Epstein. I’m sorry but the house of a sex pervert is NOT safe for children.

Charles 6 months

This judge is a bloody idiot. Of course, these sexual offenders are unsafe for children. any normal human being would realize this. This is why Child sex abusers are not allowed to loiter near schools or work in environment ts. ear to children. They use a real and present danger to children.

Mitchell 6 months


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