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You Can Be Arrested For Cursing?

Hits: 11178 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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topgun966
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 42 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:44:16 PM
For those that comment you have the right you must have not watched the whole thing. Both the guy and girl become belligerent and physically resisting arrest. While if they would have just stayed calm, took the ticket and fought it in court it would have more than likely been thrown out depending on their criminal record. But by continuing to make a scene and pose a threat to the public, of course they are going to get thrown into jail with good reason. The cops actually showed great restraint in this situation and the suspects could have had much more bodily harm considering the woman PUNCHED the cop several times. This is nothing but PURE white trash and these low lives should be shipped off to a 3rd world country.

splurbyburbl
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:17:27 PM
I cannot remember when, but I read an article on how the ACLU won a court case against a similar problem. They proved that while it is unecessary, impolite and inappropriate... it is not illegal to curse at a cop. (Unless they are direct threats)

buttsdowhat
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 373 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:10:36 AM
The guy and the woman both had a bad attitude here. If they had been respectful, they probably would have gotten off with warning or something. This just goes to show that when you're in public, don't draw attention to yourself.

Cursing in the park is a stupid reason to try and arrest someone, but he fell into their trap by resisting and being an overall non-nice individual. They also should not have maced that woman. Just put her in cuffs and set her aside.

Also, the man filming was being obnoxious. But it was funny. He's lucky the cops didn't beat the poo out of him.

And also, to top it all off, we have no less than a bajillion officers on scene to arrest two people who were making asses of themselves. Way to go.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 441 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 6:23:09 AM
The video starts when the argument is already in progress. We don't know abusive the searing was.
Swearing can take different forms. If this man is swearing and insulting other people with his swearing there is a good reason for the police to act.

If he then is undermining their authority by behaving like he does when the movie starts they have the right to take him away.

The way the cops act is pretty relaxed considering the fact they are are being harrased by the 'you gonna be on facebook guy' and the female that got maced and have to deal with all the other people in the park.

The fact that the swearing guy is so hyper and shouting why he is arrested leads me to believe this man already had some issues going on.

number43
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 3:38:03 AM
These videos are all a bunch of crap. they are taped by people who want to get hassled by the police, so they can complain about it. They edit out the parts that make them look bad and only show what they think is police brutality, even though it almost never is.

Police departments should just flood youtube with every dash cam video.

These peoples shouldn't have acted like a bunch of a-holes. If they had said "sure, we won't swear around these families anymore" that would have been the end of it. instead they make a scene, start fighting and end up going to jail. Reap what you sow.

Hopefulbliss
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 25 Posts
Sunday, July 31, 2011 12:58:21 AM
This is ridiculous. You have the right to swear as an American citizen. It IS protected by the 1st Amendment. Unless you are threatening someone with violence, or slandering; you are free to say whatever you want. A park in the USA is a PART of the USA, and the individual is protected by the constitution. Also, you must understand the difference between free speech and disturbing the peace. Yelling F*ck out loud with my friends at the beach, fine; yelling F*ck right in the face of a kid at the beach while his family looks on in horror; disturbing the peace. If you don't like someone cussing while just minding their own business, move away from them! He DID resist arrest, which IS illegal and an entirely different matter. However, the cops in this video were giving an imaginary reason to arrest someone unlawfully, abusing their power, and to see so many comments backing this as the right thing to do sickens me. You don't get to a police state over night... you take baby steps.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:42:31 PM
alegal to swear, alegal to swear. LOL

ledzeppeloyd
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2304 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:24:17 PM
police state is upon us, i guess he was being kind of belligerent but drat if they were going to arrest me for swearing i would pitch a fit too

koolmole
Male, 18-29, Canada
 178 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:53:30 PM
Swearing in public can be considered disturbing the peace --> which does have consequences

zlasher
Male, 40-49, Europe
 3 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:02:05 PM
drat it man, he had 100 chances to stop escalating this - enjoyed seeing him eat dirt.. And what a stupid bitch he had with him - slapped her way right to jail - gotta laugh..

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 1:04:28 PM
@tedgp

Here you go ted, here's another one from Jun 13, 2011
The F-bomb isn’t polite or illegal

I love this quote:
“Simply telling a cop to go screw himself is not illegal,” said Denver lawyer David Lane. “The First Amendment lives in a rough neighborhood and if you can’t stand the neighborhood move to China … or somewhere the First Amendment does not exist.”

Eagerly awaiting your research, or apology ted.

Last week, Lane’s client, Bob McIntosh, got a $20,000 settlement from Boulder County over his arrest on Oct. 1.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6464 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:46:17 AM
The thing about this video is that someone had to call the police for them to show up...

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So what you're saying is the police stay in their station unless they are called? You need to get outside more often.

plastinum
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 331 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 8:20:39 AM
The thing about this video is that someone had to call the police for them to show up....What happened to the days when people could respectfully resolve issues amongst themselves? If this guy was being obnoxious and cursing then ask him politely to tone it down or move you and your family to another spot...did the police even need to get involved? Was it really necessary? Was it worth the tax dollars and resources wasted arresting the guy? Isn't there better things the police could be doing? Probably some uppity arseholes got all offended because someone had a potty mouth...oh no!!!

jsaav
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Saturday, July 30, 2011 1:41:27 AM
I can't speak to the legality of cursing in public. however its pretty obvious the guy was resisting arrest. Just because you think something isn't illegal doesn't make it so and just because a police officer thinks that something is illegal doesn't make it so either. That's what courts do. It also seemed to me that the first two officers on scene seemed poorly trained.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 10:41:41 PM
@tedgp

Here you go ted, here's another one from Jun 13, 2011
The F-bomb isn’t polite or illegal

I love this quote:
“Simply telling a cop to go screw himself is not illegal,” said Denver lawyer David Lane. “The First Amendment lives in a rough neighborhood and if you can’t stand the neighborhood move to China … or somewhere the First Amendment does not exist.”

Eagerly awaiting your research, or apology ted.

Last week, Lane’s client, Bob McIntosh, got a $20,000 settlement from Boulder County over his arrest on Oct. 1.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 10:25:49 PM
@tedgp

Pensylvania State police can no longer issue tickets for profanity Jan 2011

I did my research, where's yours?

To anyone else, I'm not saying you should run around cussing like a sailor, you should endeavor to be civil, but profanity is in fact protected by the first amendment, that is why the ACLU is winning these cases, and getting big money for their clients.


MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 9:43:00 PM
@tedgp
"@peabody. It's not free speech. That excuse was quashed by a higher court if you had bothered to do research. Free speech applies only in relation to government and religion."

I listed my sources, where's yours? If it was quashed by a higher court, what court? and in what country? The way it works is you make the argument, so you cite your sources.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 9:28:10 PM
People have a right to express themselves in anyway they choose. If that means cursing in a park, then so be it.

so I can yell "n igger, n igger, n igger" if I want because I feel like expressing myself that way? There are appropriate venues to express yourself, but F this and F that in front of 5 year olds is generally considered stupid behavior. It should not have to be explained, but there seems to be enough stupid people who don't understand that and so they acually had to pass laws against it.

to me, the surprising thing is how many people think it's totally okay

HeadiesRusH
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:50:35 PM
@Klamz

People have a right to express themselves in anyway they choose. If that means cursing in a park, then so be it. If that means protesting a soldier's funeral, then so be it. To say that people must conform to the "norm" is so very ignorant and just plain backwards. Who's to say what's normal and what isn't?

"To each his own."

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:46:05 PM
It has always been against the law to use profanity in public places. I can't believe how many people are unaware of that. Do you want your kids to hear profanity at a restaurant or in the grocery store? I don't. They censor it on tv for a reason as well.

I also know a couple of people who paid a fine for this.

But I am sure we will hear plenty of "free speech" responses either way.

Fleaman1797
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 719 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:13:08 PM
Yeah, now when the woman hits the cop out of anger she can go to jail for like, a thousand drating years for (assaulting a police officer) you see when you piss a goddamn cop off it dont matter if you have done anything wrong or not, they will come up with SOME sort of bullpoo to arrest you for. the guy should have calmly got arrested then SUED THE drat out of the police station/Cops

Serpentchick
Female, 18-29, Western US
 379 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 6:37:08 PM
I don't think anyone, as long as they are not infringing on the rights of those around them (and "the right to not be offended" DOESN'T exist) should be arrested for saying anything. Inciting violence infringes on others' rights by causing them harm. But saying "F***, these hotdogs are good!" and the like doesn't actually hurt anyone. They're just words, get over it.
And hey, which food would you rather eat: "man, these hotdogs are good!" or "F***, these hotdogs are good!" :P these words have meanings, let us use them if we want to.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 6:16:07 PM
Those Officers are the biggest pussies i've ever seen.

Klamz
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 693 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 6:07:21 PM
"It wouldnt of happened if noone was there to hear it" - Probably one of the biggest mistakes science has ever made.

I think the police were being far far too lenient after he started to resist. FAR too lenient. They need to put the problem down before it escalates. As for the swearing it's called a breach of the peace. As a citizen you're expected to comply with the norm for society within a reasonable amount.

Meaning, you own a house and decide to get on top of it and just start jumping up and down, your going to get arrested if a cop sees it and with good reason.

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Friday, July 29, 2011 6:07:02 PM
When it was written, what it meant was clear to the people of the time.

I would also like to add to this:

It's because the people of that time knew of a little thing called "respect," which is sorely lacking in today's society.

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