Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mom Arrested for Swearing

It used to be that Southern women learned good manners, and behaved themselves in public
Mom Arrested for Swearing in Front of Kids

Danielle Wolf was not having a good night at the Kroger grocery store in North Augusta, SC, where she moved with her family just three weeks ago. She says her husband kept squishing the bread in their cart by putting frozen pizzas on top of it, and Wolf expressed her displeasure at the situation. That's when her night got really bad. A fellow shopper approached her and accused her of using the F-word in front of her kids. "I'm like, 'When did I say this to my kids?'" Wolf tells WJBF. "I said that to my husband, that he was smashing the bread." But somehow the police were called, and Wolf ended up getting arrested in the incident late Sunday. ...

disorderly conduct is defined as "riotous conduct of any kind," "cry[ing] out in a noisy, scandalous, or abusive manner" in a public place, or "utter[ing], while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd, or obscene words or epithets."
Her defense is that she was swearing at her husband about the pizzas squishing the bread, not at her kids. But it is disorderly conduct either way.

Disorderly conduct is one of those vague charges when a cop does not like your attitude.

1 comment:

paulmurray said...

"Disorderly conduct is one of those vague charges when a cop does not like your attitude. "

True, but one of the basic jobs of a cop is to keep public order. People who can't control their mouths or tempers in public - fuck 'em. Grown-up children who never had their potty mouths toilet-trained. Couple of hundred years ago they would have been pilloried and maybe learned not to do it again.