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Where should the line be drawn in your opinion?
otherwise physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action."
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
I know there are a lot of very sensitive kids that would suffer emotional damage for seeing this kind of thing,
originally posted by: the owlbear
a reply to: Snarl
I was wondering when this would pop up on ATS.
I live in PA.
The state police had to look up that obscure law from 1927 in order to find something to charge him with.
The church involved wanted to pray for the boy, not press charges.
He faces up to 2 years in juvy.
Pennsylvania is the "Cash for Kids" state. Google it. I think no one informed the state troopers they were done with that.
It should be up to the church what, if any ccharges he should face. PA is strange when it comes to criminal justice. I'm surprised it's not punishable by putting the kid in stocks and throwing rotten vegetables at him.
I'm surprised it's not punishable by putting the kid in stocks and throwing rotten vegetables at him.
originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: theyknowwhoyouare
Yeah.. No crime here. They should have put the statue on the pedastal like everyone else. This kid was probably one of thousands that took advantage of the low, precariously posed statue.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
Here is something for you all to consider:
It's a digital picture that is now spread through out the internet.
It will now always exist, even if the original uploader deleted it from where they originally uploaded.
Just take a look at how many times it's been shown or quoted on this thread. Then consider the different media outlets that have picked up this story showing the photo.
Last, all those that thought it was funny, or were outraged by it, who also copied the image and sent it to friends and family.
This wasn't: he was caught doing something stupid to a statue that is considered venerated (a revered symbol, he would have caught the same charge if it had been a state of say, a city founder), people laughed, etc, and was caught by the cops, but it's over with, the statue was not physically harmed.
Instead, due to digital imaging, the internet, the news and social media, it's now defaced for real. The image of him doing that act will never go away and will always be there....
Just as if he'd taken a hammer to the state or spray paint to it.
I'm not defending the law (all though I was brought up to be respectful of other cultures symbols, having lived overseas for half of my growing life, and find his actions distasteful, immature and the word "idiot" crosses my mind), nor am I defending his actions.
However, while the act itself was brief.....the image of what he did is forever now.
originally posted by: marg6043
Well is official, status, idols and 'venerated objects" are legally considered human beings and you will be charge for molestation of a status or idol or "venerated object"
I say lets take the case to a higher court and start the pony show.