Theft of Signs
The Newberry Township Police Department has received multiple theft reports of “Support Our Police” and Political Signs displayed by our residents. The unauthorized removal of these types of signs is a theft and does not qualify as a legal expression under your First Amendment right to free speech, regardless of your opinion.
Currently, the political season is in full swing and everyone has the absolute right to express their opinion, but no one has the right to suppress the opinion of those with opposing views. We greatly appreciate those in the community that have proudly displayed the “Support Our Police” signs. We also recognize and respect that there are differing opinions and will defend the right of any person to express their opinion regardless of their political views.
However, we will not tolerate criminal activity perpetrated to support or suppress a particular cause, opinion, or candidate.