It's could've and would've. Not could of and would of. Not sure when "of" started meaning "have," but everyone who thinks it does needs to go back to school.
In the United States, hate speech is protected as a civil right (aside from usual exceptions to free speech, such as defamation, incitement to riot, and fighting words). Laws prohibiting hate speech are unconstitutional in the United States; the United States federal government and state governments are forbidden by the First Amendment of the Constitution from restricting speech.
He's an adult, he should know better. Maybe jail is a tad over the top but how else do you
teach an adult who is obviously stubborn, ignorant and heartless.
And eight, eight, I forget what eight was for
Wait, Only 29 days?
This jerk deserves much more than this. I get that his son got insulted, but come on... pick someone your own size.
The world is full of evil and lies and pain and death, and you can't hide from it... You can only face it. The question is, when you do, how do you respond? Who do you become?
So less then a month ago we had that hooligan topic where a guy was arrested for making monkey noises at a football match. Pretty much every American in the thread said that such a thing wouldn't happen in the US. But now there is this.
Once again, it is not much different on both sides of the pond.
Honestly though guys, he shouldn't have gone to jail.
While he is a terrible human being worth nothing more than loathing he broke no rules, being an asshole isn't reason enough to sentence someone to prison. Nor should we ever want such laws to exist. As soon as the government says people can go to jail for being offensive we will start falling down a very slippery slope. It is something that can and inevitably will be misused.
So this is criminal behavior but what the Phelps Clan do is freedom of speech? Either they are both freedom of speech or neither are.
"I just wanted them to hand us our award! But they were just talk!, talk!, talk!......" - Wrathion