One county in Florida didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat for citizens looking for somewhere safe to ride out Hurricane Irma.
So basically this guy is encouraging anyone with a warrant, which are issued for things such as outstanding parking tickets, to risk death?— Alt Sarah H. Sanders (@AltUSPressSec) September 6, 2017
Of all the gross things that America has invented and mass-produced, Aspiring Celebrity Tough Guy Sheriffs have to be about the grossest.— David Roth (@david_j_roth) September 6, 2017
This definitely won't cause anyone to try to ride out the storm because they have too many unpaid parking tickets or whatever. Good job— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) September 6, 2017
This goes against every principle in disaster management you small minded man. We don't do this because it kills people.— Shelby Edwards (@STEWest) September 6, 2017
Sex offenders don't necessarily have outstanding warrants— Adam Schrader (@Schrader_Adam) September 6, 2017
oh, very convincing save, sheriff.— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) September 6, 2017
"I'm not intimidating people with tickets or bench warrants! My county is crawling in pedos, you see."
And if you're so concerned about the children, set up a shelter just for families with children and one for other people then.— Adam Schrader (@Schrader_Adam) September 6, 2017
It turns out Judd's concern for children might be overstated.
In 2012, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit against Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd for regularly subjecting children held at the county’s adult jail to abuse, neglect and violence - including the placement of children in a cage for punishment.