On Tuesday, a judge ruled in favor of a group of sex offenders who are called to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office for the posting of a ‘No Trick-or-Treat” signs in their yards.
A federal judge granted an injunction to stop Georgia, and representatives of the placement of warning signs at the sites of registered sex offenders is to discourage kids from trick-or-treat at their homes, according to Fox 5 in Atlanta. Three sex offenders he argued, was a violation of their right to freedom of opinion and expression, and privacy.
Sheriff Gary Long said he took the action to keep children safe on Halloween. “I WILL do everything within the letter of the Law for the protection of the children in this Community, it’s Long, and posted on Facebook.
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However, Judge Marc Treadwell was the sheriff of the move went beyond the letter of the law, according to Fox 5. “The sheriff’s decision was not based on a finding that the plaintiffs are not dangerous. Nor is the sheriff of the signs established in Georgia law. On the contrary, it is the sheriff’s decision was based solely on the fact that the plaintiffs continue to have their names on Georgia’s registry of sex offenders,” the judge wrote in his ruling. He also declined to award the plaintiffs any damages.
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For a long period of time, said on Facebook that he was “respectfully and strongly” disagreed with the judge’s ruling, but would comply with it. He pulled out a section of the Georgia law, which stated that, “The Sheriff’s Office in each county shall: Inform the public of the presence of sexual offenders in each community.”
For this Halloween, one of our sales representatives maintain a strong presence in the areas where we know that sex offenders are likely to be. Delegates will have the candy in their patrol vehicles, and, together with the children of the district, it is clear from the trick-or-treaters to ensure the safety of our children on Halloween night,” Long said.
Butts County Sheriff’s Office, said the signs will be placed on the registered sex offenders ‘ homes on Wednesday to warn residents to avoid the house.
(Butts County Sheriff’s Office)
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A long time, started the initiative in 2018, without any of the legal challenges faced by the target group. Long ‘ a’s of delegates in 2018, placed in the “Warning!!! No Trick-or-Treat at this place!!” the signs in the yards of more than 200 sex offenders registered in the county from Oct. 24-Nov. 2.