Sunday, August 03, 2014

Dad arrested for cursing at kids

Police State Daily reports:
Police in Orland Park, Illinois arrested a Tinley Park man for cursing at his own children inside a pancake house after a patron called police to report him.

Mark Pawlak, 33, cursed at his children and threatened to lock them in a “hot truck” if they didn’t quieten down, then told a woman to “Shut the f*** up” who confronted him about his language, police said.

The woman told police she walked by the table where Pawlak and his family were eating and heard him say, “You’re such little b****,” and, “Stop being a little a** hole,” according to a police report.

The woman “advised she was offended and disturbed by the language being used towards young children and turned around to confront Mark,” police said. “While approaching his booth, she heard him say, ‘I’m going to lock you two in the hot truck if you don’t shut up.’”

The woman then “confronted Mark about his language and tone towards the children,” police said. She “related that she advised Mark his language was offensive and that he needed to stop verbally abusing the children. Mark then said, ‘Shut the f*** up b****, f*** you.’”

The woman reportedly “felt threatened by the situation” and left the scene to call police.

Pawlak admitted using fowl language but disputed the woman’s claims, police said. He was arrested on the spot for disorderly conduct. Police also called the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to report him to the state.
What is this country coming to, if you cannot even curse at your own kids? I hate to read the other stories on the Police State Daily site.

Meanwhile, there is no end to kid-in-car stories, even when they are false:
A mom who was falsely accused of leaving her kids in a hot car in Katy is suing a Houston TV station who reported the incident, saying she feared vigilantes might take action against her.

KHOU, the Houston CBS affiliate ran a news report on July 15 based on cell phone footage from a witness who claimed shoppers smashed a window to get two children out of a Jeep parked at a Katy area mall. The report alleged Araceli Cisneros left them there to get a hair cut.

Just hours later the story changed after new witnesses came forward. Cisneros had accidently locked the children and her keys inside. She could be seen in the cell phone video frantically calling for help.

Cisneros has now filed a lawsuit against KHOU claiming over $200,000 in damages after the story went viral.

The suit says KHOU and reporter Rucks Russell published the story with a "reckless disregard for its truth or falsity" and without doing the "most basic fact checking."

According to the suit, nationally syndicated TV personality Nancy Grace even picked it up, calling Cisneros an unfit mother.
Don't tell Nancy Grace about this blog, or she will denounce me.

Cisneros will lose the lawsuit. The new media mis-report stories all the time, and they never lose lawsuits unless there is some sort of willful maliciousness after the errors are shown.

To me, I am not sure leaving kids in the car to get her hair done is necessarily worse than locking the keys in the car with the kids. Either way, it was probably a trivial incident of no news value. And yet there is such hysteria about this issue, that Nancy Grace wanted to make a big deal out of it. Usually she is attacking murderers and other serious criminals.

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