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Greenville County’s Perversion of Public Decency Laws

Greenville County’s Perversion of Public Decency Laws

By Hayley Horowitz, Attorney, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project at 3:02pm
Today the ACLU and the ACLU of South Carolina sent a letter to the Greenville County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office and the State Solicitor’s Office demanding that the local police department stop violating the constitutional rights of innocent people under the guise of enforcing public decency laws. The letter is aimed specifically at ending Greenville County police officers’ practice of arresting women they suspect of being prostitutes and men who have sex with men, even though they haven’t broken any laws. These arrests violate the Constitution and need to be stopped.
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