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  • Father arrested for protesting school board about sexually explicit book

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/...graphic-novel/


    A father complained to the school board about them assigning a book to his 14 year-old daughter to read that contained sexually explicit scenes in it. He got arrested for his trouble.

    *warning the article linked contains some of the graphic material quoted.


  • #2
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/...graphic-novel/


    A father complained to the school board about them assigning a book to his 14 year-old daughter to read that contained sexually explicit scenes in it. He got arrested for his trouble.

    *warning the article linked contains some of the graphic material quoted.
    He was arrested for disorderly conduct, which might well have been the case. It's a separate issue from "is the assignment of such books appropriate"?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/...graphic-novel/


      A father complained to the school board about them assigning a book to his 14 year-old daughter to read that contained sexually explicit scenes in it. He got arrested for his trouble.

      *warning the article linked contains some of the graphic material quoted.
      These liberals are morally sick, exposing a 14 year old kids to this smut!
      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paprika View Post
        He was arrested for disorderly conduct, which might well have been the case. It's a separate issue from "is the assignment of such books appropriate"?
        Really? What was the "disorderly conduct?"
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          Originally posted by seer View Post
          Really? What was the "disorderly conduct?"
          This appears to be the video of the scene:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbS9JD7Pvw

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Paprika View Post
            This appears to be the video of the scene:


            Yes I have watched it. So what rises to the offense of disorderly conduct?
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paprika View Post
              He was arrested for disorderly conduct, which might well have been the case. It's a separate issue from "is the assignment of such books appropriate"?
              He was arrested for the trumped up charge of disorderly conduct because he broke an arbitrary rule that said he could only talk for 2 minutes and not ask any questions. He was told he needed to talk to the principal, which he did, who referred him to talk to the board. round and round it goes. If some bureaucracy doesn't allow any discussion by playing games and making up rules, then a person has a constitutional right to protest and speak out. Especially when it comes to the welfare of his children.

              a 2 minute rule with no questions is arbitrary and laughable.
              They might as well make a rule saying "anyone who disagrees with us will be held in contempt and arrested"


              Now if he were threatening them with violence, tossing around books and so on, then yes, he would be in violation of disorderly conduct. But people can't just make up arbitrary rules and enforce them with police without a law in place. Unfortunately many places use "disorderly conduct" to be a catch-all to basically arrest someone for no reason at all. I don't know what Gilford's law states on the matter.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                This appears to be the video of the scene:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbS9JD7Pvw
                offers a larger context.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seer View Post
                  Yes I have watched it. So what rises to the offense of disorderly conduct?
                  I'm not defending the charge

                  In fact, I'm the one hunting down primary source material to establish what actually happened.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                    offers a larger context.

                    And?
                    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                    • #11
                      Baer's daughter spoke out after her father was arrested. Good for her.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                        He was arrested for the trumped up charge of disorderly conduct because he broke an arbitrary rule that said he could only talk for 2 minutes and not ask any questions.
                        Can you establish that the rule was 'arbitrary', which would mean that it was not a rule normally in place to govern the proceedings?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by seer View Post
                          And?
                          Still watching. Not yet jumping to conclusions.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                            I'm not defending the charge

                            In fact, I'm the one hunting down primary source material to establish what actually happened.
                            I'm glad you are not defending the charge. But the fact is these liberals are morally twisted to introduce this kind of smut to kids.
                            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by seer View Post
                              I'm glad you are not defending the charge. But the fact is these liberals are morally twisted to introduce this kind of smut to kids.
                              I am not sure how your law would consider 'disorderly conduct'. But if I take the commonsensical understanding, the 2 minute rule appears to be an agreed upon way of managing such meetings, creating order instead of the dozens of parents shouting over each other to be heard. Insofar as he is violating the rule repeatedly it is clear that he is behaving in a disorderly fashion. As to whether the policeman has the jurisdiction to intervene I am uncertain.

                              And please, before the , this doesn't mean I support the book assignment policy, or how the school board conducts such meetings.

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