Friday, October 12, 2012

CA - Judge Pirro: Sex Offenders’ Arguments in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Lawsuit Are ‘Hogwash’

Judge Jeanine Pirro
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In Simi Valley, California, a law was passed prohibiting registered sex offenders from giving out candy to Halloween trick-or-treaters. A group of sex offenders have now sued the city, saying the law is an infringement on their First Amendment rights.

The law bans those convicted of sex crimes from having Halloween displays or outside lighting on Oct. 31. For offenders listed on the Megan’s Law website, the city also requires them to have a sign clearly posted on the front door, reading: “No candy or treats at this residence.”

Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed in on the dispute this morning on Fox and Friends, saying essentially that the law should be upheld because government’s first obligation is the protection of its citizens.
- No, the first obligation is to defend the Constitution and everyone's rights, not just those you like.

They say it’s a violation of their civil rights … that’s hogwash. Here’s the bottom line: predators and pedophiles are repeat offenders. They are cunning, they are devious. They are waiting for our children to come to their doors,” said Pirro, cautioning that not every city or state has such an ordinance.
- Yeah, your statement is what is hogwash.  If that were true, then how come there is not one documented case of where this has occurred on Halloween?

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1 comment :

NJ45143112 said...

Wait a minute!
What is this twit doing making unsubstantiated claims on national television instead of, at the very least, in the courtroom where her statements can be cross-examined by attorneys...
I don't know about the legality of this but it seems that she is making emotional and hearsay statements to a mass audience in violation of her oath to due process! She is claiming that all sex offenders are "repeat" offenders and condemning them WITHOUT due process of law!
Frankly, the lawsuit should change focus and attack the unmitigated bias of the court!