Lake Worth, Florida — According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, a black male and female were seen affixing posters with a sticky adhesive that read, “Black lives matter,” “Beware killer cops on the loose,” and other posters that offered exaggerated statistics on how it is more likely black people would be shot by police than whites.
These posters were affixed on pillars, columns, and light posts near high traffic areas on government property.
Unfortunately for the suspects, acts of vandalism, graffiti, or destruction of government property is not protected by Freedom of Speech.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Therese Barbera, wrote, “We are not against their first amendment rights. We would like to identify and speak with these ‘persons of interest’ in hopes that they would choose another forum in the future to share their thoughts and feelings. Affixing posters/signs with sticky adhesive to government property is not acceptable.”
Officials are asking the public to share their photos on social media to help identify them. If you have any information about these individuals, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.