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Family served arrest warrants for 'disturbing the peace' at graduation

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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

no one blew an airhorn.




posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: fixitwcw
a reply to: Chrisfishenstein

if you believe someone opening their mouth justifies criminal charges, i know what you deserve. no difference in that and a bully shutting your mouth because he didn't like what you said.

you a bully by chance?


However there are times when "opening your mouth" does justify criminal charges. Yelling "Fire!" in movie theater might be one. Standing on your front lawn hollering for no reason at 3am and disturbing your neighbors might be another (disturbing the peace). Believe it or not, your mouth is capable of getting people hurt or causing undo chaos.

I'm not sure about this scenario. These people will have their chance in court, and perhaps the charges will be dropped. They haven't been convicted yet. But I bet next year's ceremony will go much smoother because of it.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: fixitwcw
a reply to: Chrisfishenstein

if you believe someone opening their mouth justifies criminal charges, i know what you deserve. no difference in that and a bully shutting your mouth because he didn't like what you said.

you a bully by chance?


I know I never said I want anyone crucified....Especially for opening their big ass mouth and getting arrested for it....Yeah I am a bully, now go get me a drink before I pummel you....(evil laugh)....



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Annee

I've been through 3 or 4 different graduation ceremonies (I hated each and every one of them, sooooo boring... Didn't even walk across the stage for college). Each one they asked the families to hold the applause. For my high school one, naturally they didn't listen. For my military ones, they did.

But again, it's a high school graduation. Emotions are high. Everyone is excited. Yes it's annoying to everyone to outburst like that, but come on. It's to be expected. Just be civil and throw them out when they do it. Additional penalties like criminal charges are just unnecessary and to me speak to the superintendent being jaded about these things and having forgot that it isn't about him or the school, but about the students.
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Asktheanimals

That's the thing. How do you teach a lesson to the parents when it is likely that there will be a new crop of parents attending next year? That is unless parents from the previous year had a child a year younger.

I think it is unlikely that the parents of the following year are paying attention to the events that transpired in this year, and if they are, they will likely forget about them 365 days from now.


Next year's parents won't remember someone being escorted out. They will remember someone getting served for disturbing the peace. That is why this was done. To make an indelible impression.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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ATS is always about the police state this and the police state this but a story like this comes along where parents cheered for their kid at a graduation, albeit out of turn, and we are fine that they were arrested?!

I get that they broke the rules that were asked and they interrupted the ceremony, in which they should have been asked to leave.

Arrested is over the top.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

Why do you think that? Did you see that the article mentioned that last year's graduation was the best graduation they ever had and that was with just having the police escort the trouble makers out?


After seeing graduates missing their names being called and audience members leaving during the ceremony and disrupting others, Foster said he began implementing changes to make things better.

Some of those initiatives including requiring anyone attending the ceremony to have a ticket.

Foster also involved police, asking officers to escort out any audience member who made an outburst.

Last year his efforts paid off, Foster said, making for "the best ceremony we've ever had."


What changed between last year and this year to necessitate arresting people for being disruptive? Again last year was the BEST year they ever had and they didn't arrest anyone.
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80


Arrested is over the top.


Nah not really. In Cambodia they would have been caned in the throat.
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Legman

This isn't cambodia, this is the US...
Obvious strawman is obvious



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: fixitwcw

Should have just kicked them out of the graduation. I see no reason why criminal charges should be pressed. That is excessive..


agreed. the modern approach seems to be a blanket 'sledgehammers and walnuts' deal.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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After four people disobeyed the request, Foster asked the Northwest Mississippi Community College's police chief if there was any further action he could take in light of what happened on campus where graduation was held.


Is this saying that four other people besides the family disobeyed or was it a total of four people that got the charges.
I saw three, unless I missed one.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80


“People who don’t understand sarcasm are immediately noticed. They’re not getting it. They’re not socially adept.”

-Katherine Rankin, a neuropsychologist at the University of California at San Francisco



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

The article says that 4 people disobeyed. It mentions two of them, who happen to be related to one of the students. The other two are unnamed and their relations to students is unmentioned.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: fixitwcw They shouldn't be crucified. That is going too far. But, people should not be served with arrest warrants more than a week after the fact based on something printed in a program. I listened to the audio and read the article. The 'disturbance' was minimal.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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delete, did not quote when I clicked quote to Reply.

edit on 5-6-2015 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: fixitwcw

Crucify?? Did you even read the article or just the headline?

Kids names were missed and families left because of these people yelling!
The superintendent told the audience to hold all cheering until the end.
Because of outbursts in the past, they had police here to escort people out who had an outburst to let everyone hear their families names being called out...

These people were in the wrong, they should have shut their big mouths like they were asked in respect to the rest of the families in attendance who wanted to hear their families name being called out also...

You are a clown if you feel someone needs "crucified" over this...


I don't think you read the article. The 'missing kids names' referred to past events, not this one.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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I screamed so much at siblings graduations that I had no voice. It's like tradition.

Its like others having joy makes LEOs unhappy.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Did they get belligerant with authorities or something? Just seems there must be more to this story.


Our graduation was a lot different than my kids' or that of my nieces and nephews.

We're not talking applause or a "Yay!", it turns into this bizarre competition between families as to which can be more annoying with the semi-choreographed dance routines, air horn honking etc.

So what happens is, one of those kids gets called, and the family of attention prostitutes does dance routine #2 for 15 minutes. In the meantime, eight or ten other kids have to be called and their names aren't heard. Even in Stephens County high where you only had about 100 graduating, you can't take 15 minutes with each one. In a big high school, it would take weeks to let each family do their celebration routine.

Let the thing go to the end and then let the families get on the field and do their marching air horn band routines all at once, that would work.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: Legman

Voice infection has a lot to do with sarcasm, as well as body language.
All of which does not translate over the internet.
Which I am sure you are well aware of.


Sorry if I missed you sarcasm, very hard to catch with one sentence on an internet board.

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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: fixitwcw

Looked at the link.

Pretty much exactly what I expected.

Such injustice!

/sarcasm




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