Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
"I just wanted them to hand us our award! But they were just talk!, talk!, talk!......" - Wrathion
And to the second bit:Reductio ad absurdum. Not necessarily your personal sentiment, but jailing anyone who says anything remotely offensive seems to be a pretty popular sentiment by people who flock to these types of threads.
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Oh well its another hill-billy judge going on a power trip, guess he needed someone to vent his frustrations on.
Who will benefit from the jail sentence? The girl? hardly, she will never know of it
The man? Yeah sure, he will loose his work and possibly his home and thus become dependent on welfare.
The state? It will have to pay quite a large sum of money for housing him and then probably pay him more when he is on welfare as a result of his prison time.
So really it is a lose-lose situation.
No one's rights are violated. For example, if I met you on the street and called you an appropriate racial slur, I wouldn't be violating any of your rights.
If I stood on a soapbox and shouted all day about how a given demographic group shouldn't be on this planet, I still wouldn't be violating anyone's rights.
If I mocked a handicapped person, I wouldn't be violating their rights. There's nothing in the US Constitution that protects you from people being mean to you if it violates the offender's right to freedom of speech.
he was an asshose yes, but jail? nah that is way too much imo..
You are an adult and have a stressful job full with assholes, this is normal.
The girl is a child with a disability that she has to deal with every day. He wasn't just being an asshole, he was harassing her. He is an adult who falls to the level of prepubecent bullies... I see no excuse that could justify his stupid actions. 29 days in jail is a lot indeed a fine or demeaning punishment would have been nice as too, but 29 days in jail is not too much.
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