Torpy: Entering DeKalb, lunacy ahead

Tom Owens is a candidate for the DeKalb County Commission seat vacated by Elaine Boyer, who couldn’t tell the difference between the taxpayers’ money and her own. Owens has a colorful history that includes an arrest for stalking.

George Chidi is a blogger for the website “Peach Pundit” and somewhat of an excitable boy himself. He recently wrote a tough piece about Owens. A very, very tough piece.

Now, Owens has gotten a judge to slap some metaphorical handcuffs on Chidi, in the form of a protective order warning him not to go near Owens. Which sort of gets in the way of covering the upcoming election. It would be funny, except for that little thing called the First Amendment.

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