The Library Strikes Back

Submitted by: techgeek07 8 years ago in
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Cute girl arrested for not returning 2 books to her local public library.
There are 62 comments:
Male 20
the only good books is porno books
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Male 244
Holy poo! I love two hours from there.

On a more on-topic note, wow -- I didn`t know they could do that.

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Male 2,553
sounds like she was just being stupid.
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Male 77
when im on the waiting list for the new harry potter book. you should be arrested for making me wait longer.
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Female 83
she has terrible hair and she`s stupid for not returning 2 stupid books. if they`re JUST $28 then just return them. stupid girl.
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Male 42
Goddamn whiny ass amazon; give her the chair and make her read War and Peace. You`ll never catch me in no libary; no siree; damn communist; that`s what that thar books are for.
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Male 814
She cute, but I wouldn`t do her. Overdue books are just a deal-breaker...
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Male 273
I second Overmann, working in a library myself.
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Male 1,455
I stand firmly behind Overmann. Great post.
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Male 2,600
My father is a library director and I have to say that I am in full agreement with the library in this case. The library goes through the trouble of providing information for free as well as free use of its computers and internet. It doesn`t have to cost anything but inevitably, people want to have their cake and eat it, too. My dad`s library has roughly $30,000 in outstanding fines, a significant fraction of their budget. That`s about a dollar for every patron they serve. Bottom line is you are entering an unspoken commitment to return whatever you check out within a reasonable amount of time, and agree to pay any dues (which are wholly optional) that you incur for keeping it past the unspoken contract time. We`re not *giving* it to you, we`re *loaning* it to you, so be responsible and turn the items in on time. If you can`t do that, we reserve the right to call upon the district attorney.
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Female 1,186
man, if my library had this rule when i was an irresponsible youngster, my rapsheet would be as long as...well, it would be pretty long
*fail*
anyway, i don`t feel any sympathy for her
is it really that hard to take ten minutes out of your day to return two books?
@zerocyde, actually, i don`t believe any of the commenters have said anything like that
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Female 387
Not returning library books is stealing. Besides, she had plenty of warning. Her anger is unjustified.
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Male 9,306
Okay so this is the system we have in place. She was (apparently) given plenty of notice, repeatedly, and when she didn`t respond, it was given to someone who could do something about it, and so they did. She wasn`t responsible, and this is the consequence.

Kinda duh-duh when you think about it, how people would be amazed or shocked by this shows that they aren`t really paying attention.

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Female 1,397
why do you have to add `cute` in there? it makes it sound like porno
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Male 3,842
The news report is false. She wasn`t arrested for not returning library books. She was arrested for not appearing in court, violating a court order. If you look at one of the FOUR official notices she received (shown on the news report) it states that she has been fined $171 dollars. When you get a fine, you either pay it by mail, or you appear in court to contest the charges. She did neither. The charge is contempt of court. It`s just like paying a traffic ticket. If you don`t pay it, there is a warrant out for your arrest. This news report is such crap
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Male 2,422
Ah the news.
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Female 738
soaperguy just stole my thunder.

Damn.

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Male 223
um...yeah...I`m amazed at the number of people who seem to think the library had her arrested. That`s pretty dumb.

A judge had her arrested after she blew off a court appearance. It had less to do with library books and more to do with failure to appear. Last I checked, judges take that sort of thing pretty seriously.

Anyway...she ignored several notices and a court order. Basically, she stole the books and she got exactly what she deserved.

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Male 99
She wasn`t arrested for not returning the books, she was arrested for not showing up to her court date.
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Male 14
What`s The Big Deal Return The Books & Check Them Right Back Out Again That`s What I Use 2 Do & They Have No Power 2 Stop Any1 From Checking Out The Same Book Again Right After It Was Returned I Know I Tricky Ha Ha lol
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Female 15,763
Unless you`re reading aloud your comment as you type it, no, no you didn`t, Jezuz.
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Female 316
damn...i didn`t think they had the power to do that...
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Male 476
she`s stupid for not paying attention. Anyways I only looked at this cause it said it had a cute girl. (Wait did I just say that outloud?)
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Female 416
i better pay the library that $17 i owe them...
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Female 4,028
This is why kids don`t read. Way to go!

Kieth: You are just such an adult...

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Male 2,592
i love it when pretty people get shat on. they all deserve it. every bit. stupid whore shouldn`t have stole the books. i hope she does have a record and i hope it makes her life that much harder. stupid spoiled whore thinks she can just steal library books and not get in trouble. she got exactly what she deserved.
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Male 184
"she doesnt deserve the criminal record though, it`ll probably ruin the rest of her life"

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I think she`s pretty enough for it to be okay.

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Male 2,245
local news is riveting and relevant!!!
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Male 418
I was cleaning my garage a couple days a go, and found a book form 2nd grade that I never returned...I could be on the most wanted list by now
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Male 20,178
and yes, she`s cute.
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Male 20,178
Zerocyde,

Ease up--It`s a Saturday. You seriously need to get laid.

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Female 264
she doesnt deserve the criminal record though, it`ll probably ruin the rest of her life
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Female 1,441
"Am I right? Right? drat the government right? Anarchy forever right? That`s the rule of IAB right? Whoever is getting in trouble in a video is a drating hero because being in high school and disobeying rules are the two raddest and coolest things ever."

I can`t believe that you`re such a long-timer on I-A-B, because it seems that you know nothing about this site.

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Male 1,204
She didn`t get too angry over it, she handled it pretty fine. I`d also like to handle something that looks pretty fine to me.
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Female 695
Yeah. Arresting her was not out of line. Forgetting is fine, but when they send her all those notices she`s obviously ignoring them. And she says she forgot about the court date they sent her? Yeah right. She ignored it and obviously intended to steal so she faces the punishment.
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Male 3,322
"She says she doesn`t hold anything against the police." I`m betting the police are wishing they could hold "something" against her.
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Female 173
I agree with the library. She stole those books. You steal- you get arrested. She could have avoided all of that by just bringing them back.
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Male 89
i`d tap that
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Female 331
I honestly think it`s reasonable.
She ignored all those notices and forgot the court date.
Not returning = stealing.
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Female 562
Lol I have five library books that I checked out 2 years ago and still havent returned. They haven`t said anything...
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Male 7,933
"Am I right? Right? drat the government right? Anarchy forever right? That`s the rule of IAB right? Whoever is getting in trouble in a video is a drating hero because being in high school and disobeying rules are the two raddest and coolest things ever."


... Did you just use the word "Raddest"?

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Male 1,835
hmm. so i don`t have sound. but by the looks of it. she more or less stole books from the library. i`d arrest someone for stealing my books. i don`t see why they can`t arrest.

does it make sense to do something that stupid. not really but that`s ok.

i agree with opie about libraries fighting the vidjamagames. though there is a place for libraries. as even though i`m a `hardcore gamer` i still enjoy a good book. as i would assume many other gamers do+

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Female 15,763
Zero... have my children.

o-o

xD Just kidding. Though I really wish everyone would read what you said.

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Female 15,763
Libraries are just beefing up, they`re trying to fight the video game industry.

I don`t know how that makes them arrest you for not returning a book though... >_>

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Male 146
I think this was fair enough, They gave her ample chances to sort it out. She just seemed like she didn`t really care, so whilst it was a bit `over the top` it got the required results.
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Male 2,313
Zerocydes coolness just dropped about ten points.
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Male 386
she`s just lucky Conan the Librarian wasn`t working that day. He`d have something to say about late books.
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Male 2,593
wow, They went back months to dig this up. Cool, there`s not a black hole of post suggestions
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Male 3,255
At a certain point it becomes theft. Before I read any of the comments posted here, let me guess...


"THIS IS BULLpoo! COPS ARE dratING STUPID! THAT LIBRARY IS GAY! YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER THE drat YOU WANT AND TAKE WHATEVER YOU WANT WHENEVER YOU WANT!"

Am I right? Right? drat the government right? Anarchy forever right? That`s the rule of IAB right? Whoever is getting in trouble in a video is a drating hero because being in high school and disobeying rules are the two raddest and coolest things ever.

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Female 529
Is this bimbo even smart enough to read? How hard is it to return 2 books to the library?
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Male 17,512
Sounds like the library detective from sienfeld was on the case.
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Male 327
sorry not a book, Chcken Run the movie, this was 3 and a half years ago.
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Male 327
So lazy, didn`t want to fork over 28 bucks and then she had to pay 171, thats what you get.

That being said, i have a $1000 fine on my library. Borrowed chicken run, swore i put it in the bin of returnable things, someone took it, a dollar a day you dont return the book. I dont come to my library often so when I did, they said i owed them 400 bucks. Never going there again.

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Female 15,763
"Procationators"? That`s a unique spelling of it. ;)

And I call fake. Cute girls don`t read. Pff.

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Male 196
I haven`t returned movies for 11 years and i didn`t get arrested.
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Female 1,287
Procationators: UNITE! Tomorrow.
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But, I have 13 dollars on my card rght now.
And I have had it for over 3 months. [ I lost 3 books]
How come I don`t have to go to court?
Eh, whatever.
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Female 924
She could have responded to the letters and phone calls from the library.
But arresting her? That`s a bit harsh.
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Female 4,197
That`s so stupid. Why didn`t she return the books in the first place though?
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Male 7,933
So thats what a book looks like
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Male 3,301
Hawt.
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Female 2,672
nerdpower!
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Male 2,593
Link: The Library Strikes Back [Rate Link] - Cute girl arrested for not returning 2 books to her local public library.
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