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A mother in South Carolina was arrested moments after she cheered for her daughter as she walked across the stage to accept her diploma
Text“Are ya’ll serious? Are ya’ll for real? I mean, that’s what I’m thinking in my mind,” Cooper told WPDE in Myrtle Beach. “I didn’t say anything. I was just, like, 'OK, I can’t fight the law.'“
TextSeniors at St. Charles High School had to take a breathalyzer test at their graduation rehearsal on Friday.
"I will be holding your diploma in the main office," the letter said, "due to the excessive cheering your guests displayed during the roll call."
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I've experienced the "if you're happy you must be on drugs" phenomenon first hand.
I came into work smiling. Already that's a problem. Coworkers caught me singing. Good thing that was before "nern eleevan" or I would have been shipped off to Gitmo.
The rest of the day I was getting funny looks. People whispering around me.
Eventually it culminated in a private meeting with the plant manager and a drug test.
After a week of them all running in circles trying to justify what they put me through I ended up with an apology.
Happiness is abnormal in America. If you're happy you're up to something or on something.
Only in the land of the free can "excessive celebration" be cause for action.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
That's because the system is designed to be harsh and cruel and anyone who seems excessively happy must be taking substances which alter their brain chemistry. Some drugs cause states of excessive relaxation and happiness and we can't have that... such feelings are evil. If you want to take any drugs then it needs to be in the form of lung rotting cancer sticks or liver and brain rotting liquids.
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by mblahnikluver
So you have no problem with the police arresting people who cheer their kids at graduation? Wow.
William Massey, 19, was arrested but said he plans to fight the charge. He said he simply "clapped and gave a little whoop" when his fiancee's name was called. Massey said there were warnings before the ceremony but none that said he could be arrested.
The chief stated the practice of ticketing guests with public disorderly conduct has been in place for three years. He said this has been the most ever to get a ticket. Each person must pay a $262 fine.
"Some people are thankful for a calm graduation," said Cothran
Officers were spread out over the crowd to identify the guests who they felt were disruptive. When asked if someone would be ticketed for simply clapping at a normal level for their graduate, Bentley said, "I don't think so."