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(My Fox Austin)   Texas Court: Alleged sexting between teacher and a minor is free speech   (myfoxaustin.com) divider line 37
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2014-03-01 07:23:08 PM
Texas wrote a law that doesn't do what they thought it would?
 
2014-03-01 07:31:53 PM
The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg
 
2014-03-01 07:35:20 PM

super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg


now if he sent the dick pics to her, whole different can of worms. at least the jackass will probably lose his job
 
2014-03-01 07:35:35 PM
There's that pesky constitution thingy getting in the way again.

/still a creep of a teacher.
 
2014-03-01 07:38:45 PM

Robin Hoodie: super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg

now if he sent the dick pics to her, whole different can of worms. at least the jackass will probably lose his job


Oh, he's losing his job, I'm sure.  He got extremely lucky with the law, but I don't think the school board and PTA are gonna be OK with what he did.  One wrong phrase and this case would have a very different ending.  I bet the judge was facepalming and/or holding his nose with his judgement.
 
2014-03-01 07:46:04 PM
Looks like the same problems as most laws regarding speech that are struck down: vagueness
 
2014-03-01 07:46:50 PM
 
2014-03-01 07:49:28 PM

Robin Hoodie: super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg

now if he sent the dick pics to her, whole different can of worms. at least the jackass will probably lose his job


Funny, even his own lawyer says he ought to be fired.
 
2014-03-01 07:50:01 PM

super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg


Maybe she could help him straighten out his Longfellow.
 
2014-03-01 07:50:45 PM
It's a male teacher, too, so this could actually mean something.
 
2014-03-01 07:52:18 PM
I'm pretty sure this is what the founding fathers envisioned in the Bill of Rights.
 
2014-03-01 07:55:27 PM

fusillade762: super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg

Maybe she could help him straighten out his Longfellow.


Sounds like he let her get some Great Expectations
 
2014-03-01 07:56:17 PM
Had to be a female teacher.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-03-01 08:02:54 PM
Did he tell her that he wanted to put his Finn inside her Huckleberry?
 
2014-03-01 08:05:54 PM
It's a good thing when these hypocritical  "Moral Crusaders" get their asses handed to them.
 
2014-03-01 08:06:54 PM

worlddan: somemoron:   He got extremely lucky with the law

Lucky is an extremely odd way to spell Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/

http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2014/02/25/teacher-sexting-protected -u nder-right-to-free-speech/


Hence the one wrong phrase later in my post.  If he had said something like 'Let's meet', then he would have crossed the legal threshold and would be serving time.
 
2014-03-01 08:07:41 PM

Summoner101: fusillade762: super_grass: The creepy-ass teacher didn't try to meet up with the student whist naked or try to become physically intimate.

He just exchanged dirty sentences and thoughts with her, which would also have happened if he tried to teach her some of James Joyce's less well known writings.

itsfarkingnothing.jpg

Maybe she could help him straighten out his Longfellow.

Sounds like he let her get some Great Expectations


Pfft. She's thirteen. She could see a short story and think it's King. Hopefully she won't move on to Wilde, Thoreau, ee cummings.
 
2014-03-01 08:09:07 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Had to be a female teacher.

/dnrtfa


Weirdly, no. How long's it been since Texas had a lynchin'?
 
2014-03-01 08:13:27 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: It's a good thing when these hypocritical  "Moral Crusaders" get their asses handed to them.


thank goodness there are still a handful of countries that have withstood the "Moral Crusaders" and still let adults have sexual relations with children, like afghanistan.
 
2014-03-01 08:39:53 PM
Tarrant county?

TARRANT COUNTY?

Wrong part of Texas for that shiat.
This stuff I would believe from Travis county ("Keep Austin Wierd"), but Tarrant county?
 
2014-03-01 08:44:24 PM
Soooo...in Texas, perversion is OK cuz it's free speech.
 
2014-03-01 08:57:24 PM

Kittypie070: Soooo...in Texas, perversion is OK cuz it's free speech.


Don't ped on me.
 
2014-03-01 09:07:12 PM
An excerpt of the sexting in question:

Bloodninja
: Ok baby, we got to hurry, I don't know how long I can keep it ready for you.
j_gurli13: thats ok. ok i'm a japanese schoolgirl, what r u.
Bloodninja: A Rhinocerus. Well, hung like one, thats for sure.
j_gurli13: haha, ok lets go.
j_gurli13: i put my hand through ur hair, and kiss u on the neck.
Bloodninja: I stomp the ground, and snort, to alert you that you are in my breeding territory.
j_gurli13: haha, ok, u know that turns me on.
j_gurli13: i start unbuttoning ur shirt.
Bloodninja: Rhinoceruses don't wear shirts.
j_gurli13: No, ur not really a Rhinocerus silly, it's just part of the game.
Bloodninja: Rhinoceruses don't play games. They f**king charge your ass.
j_gurli13: stop, cmon be serious.
Bloodninja: It doesn't get any more serious than a Rhinocerus about to charge your ass.
Bloodninja: I stomp my feet, the dust stirs around my tough skinned feet.
j_gurli13: thats it.
Bloodninja: Nostrils flaring, I lower my head. My horn, like some phallic symbol of my potent virility, is the last thing you see as skulls collide and mine remains the victor. You are now a bloody red ragdoll suspended in the air on my mighty horn.
Bloodninja: F**k am I hard now.
 
2014-03-01 09:37:32 PM
Before I click the link, let me guess: the teacher is male, the minor is female?
 
2014-03-01 09:41:53 PM
Has anyone cast Lvl. 8 Cock of the Infinte yet?
 
2014-03-01 09:59:52 PM
kling_klang_bed: Bloodninja, etc.

WIN
 
2014-03-01 10:03:21 PM
Pedobear approved?
 
2014-03-01 10:07:19 PM
Appeals court overturned the conviction because the law in unconstitutional.   How is that ironic?  That is exactly what an appeals courts is SUPPOSED to do.
 
2014-03-01 10:23:29 PM

Badmoodman: I'm pretty sure this is what the founding fathers envisioned in the Bill of Rights.


Ironically, it is.  They envisioned state legislatures knowing how to clearly define a law and properly prohibit teachers from sexting students that does't violate their rights.  Thus, sexting something smutty would be the same as calling them on a phone and saying it, sure you can get fired and sued, but they're not going to drag you to jail for verbally flirting with a minor.  At any time did he text across state lines?  It really matters how far he took the sexting, was it flirting or was it flat out smutty phone sex like sexting?

Of course once he has been told to stop, if he doesn't, then it's a matter ofharassing and stalking which are illegal.
 
2014-03-01 10:56:51 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Had to be a female teacher.

/dnrtfa


this is a counter example to one of the common fark canards about teachers.
 
2014-03-01 11:44:13 PM
Is the teacher male or female, because if male teacher, prison's too good for him and if female teacher, lucky student!
 
2014-03-02 12:03:39 AM
I met a 13 year old who was totally into me. Fap
 
2014-03-02 08:00:35 AM
Really surprised to see that it was a male teacher.
 
2014-03-02 10:43:16 AM

Semantic Warrior: Badmoodman: I'm pretty sure this is what the founding fathers envisioned in the Bill of Rights.

Ironically, it is.  They envisioned state legislatures knowing how to clearly define a law and properly prohibit teachers from sexting students that does't violate their rights.  Thus, sexting something smutty would be the same as calling them on a phone and saying it, sure you can get fired and sued, but they're not going to drag you to jail for verbally flirting with a minor.  At any time did he text across state lines?  It really matters how far he took the sexting, was it flirting or was it flat out smutty phone sex like sexting?

Of course once he has been told to stop, if he doesn't, then it's a matter ofharassing and stalking which are illegal.


No no, I have been assured multiple times on Fark that the constitution was written in a time when they could not have had foresight into technological advances so unless he "sexted" her with a quill and parchment via horse riding postal courier then he has no first amendment right to stand on here.
 
2014-03-02 11:49:36 AM
Living in a free society means accepting behavior outside the norm, sometimes very outside.  what he did was wrong and creepy and sounds like it would have developed into a very seriously criminal situation, but it didn't and I'm not comfortable with punishing people for things we think they might possibly have done later without serious evidence to back it up.

He'll be fired and publicly outed as a child-texter.  Just because criminal charges were dropped doesn't mean he won't face consequences.
 
2014-03-02 04:51:58 PM

TheWhoppah: Appeals court overturned the conviction because the law in unconstitutional.   How is that ironic?  That is exactly what an appeals courts is SUPPOSED to do.


It's ironic like when you get a fly in your chardonnay.

/shaking head at subby's tag.
 
2014-03-02 07:15:51 PM
Why didn't the cops set up a sting and ruin his life?
 
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