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FL Sheriff Bans Sex Offenders from Hurricane Shelters

September 07, 2017  | 

Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, FL, plans to prevent sex offenders and people with criminal warrants from sharing hurricane shelters with the public. (Photo: Polk County SO)
Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, FL, plans to prevent sex offenders and people with criminal warrants from sharing hurricane shelters with the public. (Photo: Polk County SO)

As Florida readies itself for Hurricane Irma, one Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has warned sex offenders against going to shelters.

The sheriff said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that sex offenders seeking refuge at hurricane shelters will be turned away and that those who have a warrant will be taken to jail, Time reports.

Judd defended his decision as people online lobbed criticism: "We cannot and we will not have innocent children in a shelter with sexual offenders & predators."

 


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Fred Gerber @ 9/7/2017 4:51 PM

Sheriff Judd makes perfect sense. Why make things even more dangerous for decent law abiding people already in a dangerous situation.

Judd sounds good enough to be a Texas Sheriff.

Fred Gerber @ 9/7/2017 4:57 PM

Good for Sheriff Judd. He makes perfect sense. Why put decent law abiding people at extra risk.

Judd sounds good enough to be a Texas Sheriff.

LEO (RET) @ 9/7/2017 8:58 PM

Excellent move Sheriff!!

otj26yrs @ 9/8/2017 9:33 AM

His critics will be his critics either he is the guy letting criminals drown or he is the guy who failed to secure shelters and allowed a flood victim to be victimized by a sex offender. As far as I am concerned the only people he is accountable to are the constituents of his county and everyone outside of there on the internet and the ACLU should just be ignored. I applaud a lawman with the where with all to be a LAWMAN and take his oath to protect and serve seriously. Mentioned in other articles online is the caveat that they will also be serving warrants at the shelters as well and I support this as well. Serve them all and once served If they are minor allow them admittance if not then shelter them in jail either way they are served and sheltered.

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