originally posted by: Cosmocow
give me a break, links to Elmo & Barney.
well, i mean, those are COMPLETELY safe options....no sex, no violence, no provocative or intellectually engaging themes, nothing thought
The sex scene is pretty graphic, albeit short, but graphic.
still, without knowing the context of it, and what(if any) role it plays in the greater narrative, i couldn't rightly comment on it, except to say
that i have seen the text in question, and while graphic, it may indeed play an important part in the narrative, as an expressive device..
I did not know they guy brought the cameras with him?? I just thought it was on the local channel, my town in NH shows these type of town hall
meetings and such on TV. But if he did bring the cameras, it would definitely factor into the equation....negatively for him.
yup...his daughter was with him, and his friend was behind the camera, on the larger 10 minute video...in the clip here, you can see him..he's the
dope with the tripod, who follows him out after he's escorted out of the room..
he walked in there, planning to make a stink...
He was arrested for disorderly conduct...and if going over your 2 minutes and being rude are disorderly conduct then...wow. If he didnt leave
i thought it would be some kind of trespassing, but i am no legal eagle.
that's the thing, it had nothing to do with the two minute rule...it also had nothing to do with him "speaking up" about the content of the
i'll quote from my earlier post, because i don't feel like typing it all up again..
"the rules were explained at the beginning of the meeting, so he understood that he had 2 minutes to make a statement to the board, and he understood
that it wasn't a Q&A session, yet he still chose to try and make it one...instead of making his point, he wasted time trying to get them to change
the rules just for him...
and after his time was up, he decided to interrupt another parent, and rant, and disrupt the meeting.
THAT is why he was arrested...because he was rude, disruptive, refused to comply with the established rules of decorum, as stated and explained at the
start of the meeting, and then refusing to leave when asked....oh, and then telling the officer to arrest him....actually, if you watch the video, you
see him going on and on about a "civics lesson", and he's actually the first person to mention arresting in his rant "why don't you arrest me",
i believe is what he said... "
But i do respect his opinion on the matter but can definitely say he did not handle it properly...no one really did...
i respect that he has an opinion, i respect that he has reservations about the content of that one page, and that's fine, and there are ways to
address those concerns...what he did was not even close to the right way..
he acted inappropriately...rudely, disruptively, and confrontative...and he got what was appropriate...
i mean, if the school board had called the cop over, while he was using his allotted two minutes, and had him arrested, because they didn't like his
opinion, i'd be all over this, for being wrong, and slimy, and calling the school board every kind of scumbag there is...and i'd be criticizing the
hell out of the cop for complying with it....but this is not what happened...he chose poorly, and acted improperly, and got thumped for it...