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Originally posted by cavalryscout
reply to post by snarky412
I think he just needs a good ole' fashioned ass whoopin'!
Originally posted by OneHundredLittleCurses
In response to all of those who say that mocking the girl, as distasteful as it was, did not warrant jail time:
According to the news story as it was presented on Yahoo! News, the 30 day sentence was for a separate event that same day where he apparently threatened the girl's mother while swinging a tow chain above his head saying that he was "going to choke me until I stopped twitching".
Just trying to do my part to "Deny Ignorance".
edit on 30-11-2012 by OneHundredLittleCurses because: Added link (iPad giving me a hard time)
Originally posted by snarky412
The girl is 10 years old and can not help her physical problem. The man is 43 years old and was caught mocking her by making fun of the way she walks.
A northeast Ohio man caught on video apparently making fun of a young girl with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to a month in jail.
William Bailey, 43, was sentenced to the maximum sentence after pleading no contest Tuesday to reduced misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing, court officials said.
Bailey was caught on cellphone video at a school bus stop making fun of how the 10-year-old disabled girl walks. The video was then widely disseminated on the Internet and local TV news, the (Canton) Repository reported
I saw this earlier on the news and could not believe how cold and uncaring this man was. It was disgusting to see a grown man do this to a 10 year old.
Aren't we as adults supposed to look after young kids, not bully or mock them.
I don't know if jail was the correct answer, more like Mannerism 101 classes....on how to be a decent human being without being cruel.....
ETA: Add video
edit on 28-11-2012 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by IBelieveInAliens
"I don't think jail is the answer" seems to be a popular cry in this thread. Really? But why? Because he didn't physically assault the child? Because he didn't hit her? How about the emotional damage? This poor girl has cerebral palsy. She's lived a hard life. This dickhead needs to sit in jail and think about what he's done.
You people that see this as a minor deal make me sick. And I bet EVERY one of you don't have kids of your own.edit on 30-11-2012 by IBelieveInAliens because: (no reason given)
Bailey, she said, "was swinging a tow chain on his porch, saying he was going to choke me until I stopped twitching. I sent my kids with my mother-in-law to leave with them. My husband called the sheriff."
Originally posted by ChesterJohn
Don't get me wrong this guy was a real jerk but what happened to his freedom of expression?
Not allowed if it hurts someones feelings.
jailed for freedom of expression. they just called it disorderly conduct and menacing.
It is one thing just to make fun but if he stalks after her and mocks her to her face then let him do his time.'
but beware this is a fine line that will one day enter your own homes to make sure you don't say or doing anything about anyone.
Go watch comic relief these guys mock race, disabled people, gender and gays yet not a one is ever charged with a crime.