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Georgia sheriff puts ‘no trick-or-treat’ warning signs in yards of sex offenders

Sex offenders in Butts County, Ga., sue the Sheriff’s Office for posting “No Trick-or-Treating” signs on their homes.

WGXA News reports in 2018, Butts County Sheriff Gary Long directed to place “No Trick or Treat” signs in the front yards of over 200 sex offenders registered in Butts County.

According to reports, the signs read “Warning! No Trick-Or-Treat at this address” to caution parents about who lives in the neighborhoods their children were trick-or-treating in.

The lawsuit raises questions of whether Sheriff Long had the authority to have the signs displayed if deputies trespassed on the petitioner’s property to put the signs up.

WGXA reports in a Facebook post, Long said he maintains his promise to keep the citizens of Butts County safe ahead of a hearing in the case in federal court later this week.

” I WILL do everything within the letter of the Law to protect the children of this community.”

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