No JUSTICE no PEACE!
June 5, 2009 10:53am CST
Yes, it is true. The legal justice system here in the good'ol USA has turned its back on some of our finest friends. I'm incensed beyond words. Before I pop a blood vessel from writing any more about it, here's the link. http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=81c337bb67a466b2 I say that if our cute, lovable, darling little kitties have to suffer the indignity of hearing themselves "cursed", then what good is our legal system, all our courts, all our lawyers and all our police? No JUSTICE no PEACE. Until further notice there shall be 1) Hairballs on your china at meal time. 2) House plants will be litter boxes. 3) Door jambs will be scratching posts. 4) The living room couch will be cut to ribbions. Opps... wait a minute. Our feline minions do these all the time anyway. So, never mind. What do you say?
• United States
6 Jun 09
While, I sympathize with anyone who is so uneducated that they are unable to converse without having to resport to "curse words"; they should at least have the common courtesy to refrain from using them when requested. Personally, I find it a major waste of the court's time to have a case of this nature brought before the court in the first place. And, as the article said there was no actual evidence. I am also certain that the child who was observing the confrontation has heard the same and worse on TV and on the playground. Children cannot be sheltered from these words . As parents it is our reaction and how we handle the situation that teaches the child. In this case, the parents taught this child that if someone says something you don't like; you take it to court?????
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1 Jul 09
Oh my! Even if the man was acquitted, I am glad that someone took the time to take care of this more than important issue, and hopefully ahead of any smaller ones that might be in line in the county at the moment - like child abuse, accidents resulting from drinking and driving, murders, violence ... I shudder to think about the therapist bill for that poor cat after having that awful person swearing at him and at his bodily waste(s). I am so glad to know that in our world we take the time and resources to take care of priorities in a timely manner. That said, I too would prefer that people would refrain from swearing in front of my children,or any children, but after working with kids for many years I have to say that I have even learned some new words from them on top of finding myself with my mouth hanging open at many of the things I heard from them. TO put a drunken sailor to shame, so to speak. I am sure that the 13 year old did not learn anything new from the neighbor, but yes, I would prefer that people wouldn't use foul language in front of kids - like I would prefer that songwriters(rapwriters? ) wouldn't, or that tv programs aimed at kids wouldn't either.
• United States
15 Jul 09
It's pretty bad when the average teenager I meet or arrest knows more cuss words than I do. I arrested a kid not too long ago for something minor and after my partner and I put him in the back of our squad car, 20 minutes later, he was still red faced and cursing us both up one side and down the other. I wish I had a tape recorder. I went home later that night and my husband and I got a good laugh out of the 13 year old who probably couldn't spell half of what he was saying.
• United States
18 Jun 09
These types of laws are a collective agreement between members of society on what is accpetable behavior and what is not. While I am a strong free speech advocate..I am also disgusted at the way people express themselves sometimes. To over use curse words is lazy and makes the person sound unintelligent. BUT, I have been know to use a few myself when exasperated! The 13 year old he spoke the words in front of...she probably has heard them all at school. And though a parent likes to think they can protect their child from all ignorance and pain in this world..it just isn't possible. Trust me, I know. Side note: My son was physically attacked by his brother in law after accusing him of taking his sisters (my son's wife) wedding ring. They fought, my daughter in law stuck up for her brother instead of her husband (my son) and when the police arrived...she said my son had started it (a lie). My son called her a b*tch under his breath and was promptly arrested. The judge threw it out...said that the word did not constitute domestic violence like the police had tried to say. My son was arrested but his brother in law was not...and they would not allow my son to file a formal complaint! Now...this is a situation in which only curse words are adequate. :)