Censorship Stinks in Sibley, Iowa

A young web developer criticized the smell of a blood plant in town, so the city tried to intimidate him into silence. When the agricultural blood processing plant moved to Sibley, Iowa, five years ago, many people welcomed the prospect of new jobs to the community of just 2,800. But when the plant started making a smell that Josh Harms describes as being like “rancid dog food,” some people changed their mind. Harms, who grew up in Sibley, decided to use his skills as a web developer to help his community. He created a website called “Should you Move to Sibley?” that was critical of the city's inaction in addressing the smell. But as an ACLU lawsuit filed this week on behalf of Harms details, the city of Sibley didn’t like his criticism and tried to intimidate him into silence. In response to Harms’ website, the city had an attorney send him a letter threatening legal action if he didn't change the website or take it down…

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