Idaho: “Sheriff Scopes Out Explicit Library Books”
“Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris said he has heard from both sides about reportedly inappropriate materials available to youth at local libraries.
One side argued unsuitable reading materials were there and shouldn’t be.
The other argued that if they were in the libraries, it was up to parents to monitor their kids and determine what was OK for them to read.
“Quite honestly, I didn’t know who to believe,” Norris said Tuesday.
Clark Albritton, a candidate seeking election to the Coeur d’Alene City Council, said during a forum Monday that Norris “went to the public library today with a camera and exposed what is in children’s books.”
The sheriff said he did visit some libraries, but not the library in Coeur d’Alene, and not on Monday.
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