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GA: Palmer Sheriff Puts ‘No Trick-Or-Treat’ Signs in Yards of Sex Offenders

[1065.iheart.com – 10/17/19]
A Sheriff in Georgia is not messing around when it comes to Halloween. He put up “No Trick-Or-Treat at This Address” signs in the yards of sex offenders in order to keep children out of harms way.
“I’m not trying to humiliate ’em or anything like that. Let’s face reality: We have a greater chance of children getting run over by a car [on Halloween] than being a victim of sexual assault by a repeat offender,” says Sheriff Gary Long. “But at the end of the day if, in fact, we had a child that fell victim to a sexual assault, especially by a convicted sex offender, I don’t think I could sleep at night.”

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  1. Dustin

    Same sheriff that pulled the same thing last year, though a bit surprising that he acknowledged that children were more at risk of being hit by a drunk driver than sexually assaulted by a registrant.

    Nonetheless, if I were in that county, I’d be calling the state patrol and insist on pressing vandalism charges. That the law the article links to requires the sheriff to notify the public, that is satisfied by the registry and he has a legal organ in the local paper if he wants to add more. NOTHING authorizes him to alter the appearance of someone’s property.

    • R M

      Nor to compelled speech.

      I fully suspect my county will implement the same bullshit in the future as this year my county has imposed an additional restriction that those on supervision report to the Sheriff’s office/jail/courthouse on Halloween eve.

  2. Nicholas Maietta

    *This is compelled speech and is unconstitutional*. A constitutional rights focused attorney we all know and love, Janice Bellucci had this to say in 2016:

    > “So when most people think of the First Amendment all they think about is right to say something but you also have a right to be silent. The fact is with this law you cannot remain silent about whether or not you have been convicted of a registered sex offense and whether or not you are quote likely to engage in child sex tourism. So the government is sending notices to our government to foreign counties saying that you are likely to engage in child sex tourism.”

    Derek Lougue had this to say:

    > “We only the third nation in the history of the world that has stamped the passports and the only other two nations who have done that is of course been Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. And so that is a very disturbing precedence. This is a league of nations I don’t America wants to be associated with.”

    So in a nutshell, or own government is forcing compelled speech and pushing the narrative that the people who has the lowest possibility of recidivism based on a number of studies published are likely to engage in further criminal activity against children.

    We must continue to be vigilant to protect ourselves from our rights being violated. Get involved and fight back. If you can’t, consider donating to the biggest organizations who make the most impact helping fight the good fright for you and your family.

    References:
    [1]: https://youtu.be/K7OWomQGa-U?t=108 “Sex offenders protest their right for travel”

  3. Bo

    Not much to add but smh. Trespass and littering.

  4. anon

    Sheriff needs his own sign.

    Warning people about police violence and police shootings.

  5. 290 air

    Why not just take the sign down and throw it away. There’s too many ass-clowns in law enforcement and governments to get riled up over every instance.

    • AJ

      @290 air:
      “Why not just take the sign down and throw it away[?]”
      —–
      Take it down, yes. Given it’s compelled speech AND on private property, the government is in the wrong.

      Throw it away, no. It’s government property, so they could gig you for destruction thereof. A polite letter to the TBLs requesting them to retrieve their property by such-and-such a date would be my route. Included would be the (daily) fee schedule for storage, the delivery fees if the TBLs would like it brought to them, and the date on which it will be considered abandoned property, at which point I may do with it as I please. (In practice I’d actually hang onto it for a while just in case they decide to be the d!cks they usually are.)

  6. Jun

    CNN is facing a lawsuit now for violating the Lanham Act. This might be something to look into?

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/lanham_act

    “Your actions are in violation of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.), among other applicable laws, by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and to others. Accordingly, my clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
    CNN “purports to be facts” and make other similar claims that what they say is all true and to be trusted. Looks like any news source that “purports” such claims or similar are not immune from lawsuits by the American People.
    Seems to me registrants have justification to correct sources that defame and “turn a blind eye” to the Constitution after repeated corrections made to them in last few YEARS?
    Looks like the sheriff’s claims have much to do with the misrepresentations by media.

    • ent

      Once a biggot always a biggot , no more lynchings legal in the southern states anymore! guess they need a new hobby, probably still have the ropes ,torches,sheets handed down to them from there forefathers next to aunty Mays possum pot pie recipe at the bottom of some closet.

      • JohnDoeNC

        Just a thought mind you…..

        Why doesn’t someone who is not affiliated but sympathetic to the plight of registered citizens simply drive around town collecting the signs. I even know where you can get a list. The sign is on the homeowners’s property so the homeowner would have to file a complaint if it’s removed. I doubt any of them would care to file such report. If questioned by the sheriff the homeowner could truthfully state “I didn’t remove the sign”.

        Even so if it’s on the homeowner’s property does it not become his property? I think if someone drives by your house and throws drugs on your lawn the sheriff would make that claim.

        It’s just me maybe but I would be tempted to call the sheriff’s office and file a report that someone came on to my property and put a sign on my lawn without my permission. I would request that the sheriff come out so I could file a report. I think it would be pretty funny when they showed up.

        • Will Allen

          Why do you think the signs are not on government right-of-ways in front of the properties? If they are and you interfere with it that seems as if it would be just as illegal as taking a stop sign. And how would an apartment be marked? Surely that is on private property.

          I don’t know but if I lived there, I sure as fuck would find out. IF it was on my property, I’d throw it away myself. If the law enforcement criminals asked anyone about the signs the response should always be, “I’m sorry but I don’t speak to police.”

    • AJ

      @Jun:
      It would greatly depend on what is being reported and how. If the media outlet is only regurgitating government data and “facts,” there is no case. If the media outlet is embellishing in some way, then perhaps–though the media is typically given wide latitude.

  7. Anonymous

    Throw the sign into garbage. Immediately.

    • Will Allen

      Yep. This is in Butts County and that county borders Newton County. Both are infamous criminal regimes. I’m nearly 100% sure that I’ve decided where I’m going to go on Halloween. I will probably go there for a few days, make a vacation of it.

      I will probably have to swing by some of these homes to have a chat. I’m not sure how this criminal sheriff will try to mark my residence because no one will have any clue where it is. How dangerous!!!

  8. FinallyOffThe Reg

    Hello all,

    Really a county named and spelled “Butts”? BUTTS???? BUTTS.

    I rest my case.

    What’s next? A county named *ock or another named *nus or so on.

    • My say

      I am not sure but i don’t think the name of a county is a primary problem among registrants. Perhaps we can leave the 5th grade thoughts to 5th graders and focus more on the oppression of our people.

      • FinallyOffTheReg

        @Mysay

        Yes, I know. Was just trying to add a bit of humor to it, and as one who has been and continues to be oppressed. I apologize if it was a bit immature.

        Cheers.

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