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Judge Rules in Favor of Sex Offenders Against Sheriff Who Was Attempting to Protect Trick-or-Treaters

A federal judge has ruled in favor of sex offenders against a Georgia sheriff who was attempting to protect trick-or-treaters from predators.

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long had placed “no trick-or-treat” signs in the lawns of registered sex offenders as a community warning, ahead of the holiday.

Three of the sex offenders filed a class-action lawsuit last week and U.S. District Court Judge Marc Treadwell has sided with them and granted a preliminary injunction. The sex offenders claimed that the sheriff was trespassing and violated their constitutional rights against forced speech.

The judge agreed that the signs violated their First Amendment rights.

“The question the Court must answer is not whether Sheriff Long’s plan is wise or moral, or whether it makes penological […]

Read the full story from The Gateway Pundit

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