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2009-03-27 7:18:56 PM  
F*ck texas
 
Cog
2009-03-27 7:25:11 PM  
It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.
 
2009-03-27 7:42:34 PM  

Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.


**this post reported to moderators**
 
2009-03-27 7:52:32 PM  

Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.


In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.
 
Cog
2009-03-27 8:05:04 PM  

SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.


Did you RTFA?
 
2009-03-27 8:21:03 PM  
using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.

/Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.
 
2009-03-27 10:22:56 PM  

Cog: SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.

Did you RTFA?


Yep, this part:

After finding the battery shelf empty, she told the Chronicle that she turned to her mother and remarked, "They're all (expletive deleted) gone!"

Capt. Alfred Decker, a La Marque assistant fire marshal who also is a certified peace officer, overheard the conversation.

He came from around the corner to tell her, "You need to watch your mouth," she said.

When she told him it was a private conversation and none of his business, she said he ordered her outside so that he could retrieve his citation book and ticket her for disorderly conduct.

La Marque Fire Chief Todd Zacheri said Fridge had created a scene by cursing the officer and everyone else present, causing a "huge group" to gather.


Explain to me how I got that wrong in the first place ;)
 
2009-03-27 10:36:51 PM  

SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.


It's an all-around bad situation. First you have dumbass trash who you don't dare even hint at the fact that they're being rude or idiotic (politely or not) unless you want a shiat-storm rant about how wrong *you* are to call them out on their asshatery. Then you have a redneck sub-cop who enjoys abusing his authority.

/That's La Marque for you...
 
2009-03-27 11:15:31 PM  
Since it was in a Wal-Mart, I would imagine that the arrestable-level "F" word would be "Fit". Or "Fetching".
 
2009-03-27 11:30:57 PM  
WTF?

I can't go to Walmart and NOT hear the f-word at least 2-3 times.
 
2009-03-27 11:34:53 PM  
It's not news, it's [REDACTED]!
 
2009-03-27 11:52:40 PM  
F'ng Walmart.
 
2009-03-28 12:02:53 AM  
This is not freedom. This is not liberty. This is not American.
 
2009-03-28 1:53:13 AM  
No such article.

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?
 
2009-03-28 1:53:18 AM  

CheddarPants: This is not freedom. This is not liberty. This is not American.


This is madness?
 
2009-03-28 1:53:19 AM  
LGFN
 
2009-03-28 1:53:48 AM  
I was more offended by the 400-lbs woman driving about in a Rascal and the hillbillies with no teeth the last time I visited a Wal-Mart than with any potential cursing.
 
2009-03-28 1:55:13 AM  
Aannnd its gone. ...
 
2009-03-28 1:55:41 AM  

Sim Tree: No such article.

We're sorry, but the article you requested is not currently available on Chron.com.

?


Four Oh Four?
 
2009-03-28 1:57:56 AM  
This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?
 
2009-03-28 1:59:39 AM  
I once was chewed out by a blackjack dealer at the Aladdin (Planet Hollywood) in Vegas for using the f-bomb.

/Didn't swear at her.
//Jokingly said "fark you" to a friend of mine who was also at the table.
 
2009-03-28 2:00:07 AM  
It's called using some farking discretion.

Sounds like if she didn't mouth off to the cop, there wouldn't have been a problem.
 
2009-03-28 2:00:28 AM  
Yesterday Walmart laid of all 650 employees at their optical lab here.

.... she turned to her mother and remarked,
"They're all (expletive deleted) gone!"
 
2009-03-28 2:01:42 AM  
No tazer?!

We need to get hard on crime god farking damnit, not soft.
 
2009-03-28 2:02:04 AM  
La Marque woman's charge dropped in F-word case
By HARVEY RICE Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
March 26, 2009, 1:09PM

MARQUE - Authorities have dropped a disorderly conduct charge filed against a woman who was handcuffed while being cited for using the F-word in a casual conversation at a Wal-Mart, the La Marque interim city manager said today.

City prosecutor Jay Brown dropped the charge recently after finding that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Kathryn Fridge, 29, of La Marque, City Manager Eric Gage said.

"Of course, we would have hoped to prevail in the case, but not if there's not significant evidence," Gage said.

Fridge was not immediately available for comment.

She was cited on Aug. 4 (2008) for using the F-word in a conversation with her mother while shopping for batteries at the Wal-Mart at FM 1764 and Interstate 45 as a tropical storm menaced the Gulf Coast. La Marque is in Galveston County.

The shelf where she expected to find batteries was bare and Fridge expressed her frustration to her mother.

Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Decker released her after issuing the citation.


The story isn't she got arrested for it; the story is they dismissed the charges.

The next story will be her civil suit.
 
2009-03-28 2:02:14 AM  

thinks_on_feet: This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?



Modmin was huffing ether and dancing to the Jazz.
 
2009-03-28 2:04:20 AM  
From thinks_on_feet's article: Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Doesn't someone have to complain in order for them to arrest her in the 1st place?
 
2009-03-28 2:04:41 AM  

thinks_on_feet: ...The next story will be her civil suit.


And the cop being held accountable... Not really. I couldn't even keep a straight face writing that.
 
2009-03-28 2:04:54 AM  

thinks_on_feet: The story isn't she got arrested for it; the story is they dismissed the charges.

The next story will be her civil suit.


I hope she tells them to go fark themselves all the way to the bank. And I hope that stupid ass clown assistant fire marshal gets fired too.
 
2009-03-28 2:07:11 AM  

Donald_McRonald: thinks_on_feet: This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?


Modmin was huffing ether and dancing to the Jazz.


We've had literally close to a dozen repeats these past two weeks (of some pretty massive threads). I've almost gotten to the point where I don't care about it. There've gotta be like two of them left who are doing any work.
 
2009-03-28 2:08:25 AM  
The article was so old that it died since posting.

R.I.P., old article.
 
2009-03-28 2:09:26 AM  
I work at WalMart and I'm getting a kick out of these responses.

/no seriously
//2994
 
2009-03-28 2:09:54 AM  
Whaddya know, link appears to be FarkedTM.
 
2009-03-28 2:10:48 AM  
We all have some WalMart experience and don't care to admit it, but pulleeze people, you go in there not expecting to meet well bred, dignified and well spoken individuals. What is the issue? They were out of batteries for farks sake!
 
2009-03-28 2:14:28 AM  
I've heard the F word used at Walmart countless times, mostly from the employees.
 
2009-03-28 2:15:06 AM  
RTFA? OH yeah....


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F*ck you.

/USA USA USA
 
2009-03-28 2:16:31 AM  

AbbeySomeone: We all have some WalMart experience and don't care to admit it, but pulleeze people, you go in there not expecting to meet well bred, dignified and well spoken individuals. What is the issue? They were out of batteries for farks sake!


I agree, I mean when you're challenged to an MMA fight to practice tap-outs by a naked dude, what did you expect, it's Wal-Mart after all.

Link (new window)
 
2009-03-28 2:17:31 AM  
You can yell 'FARK!' in the Wal-Mart here and nobody bats an eye. And this is a crime somewhere?
 
2009-03-28 2:19:40 AM  
I'm going to trip some filter on this one.

I was walking through WalMart one Sunday afternoon and saw a gothish chick wearing a "fark you you farking farks" Tshirt.

In Tyler, Tx. Right after church. Made me feel good.
 
2009-03-28 2:22:06 AM  
Hey, did anyone mention this is old news yet?

I say F*ck at Walmart all the time. Fstarck it dude.
 
2009-03-28 2:23:21 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm going to trip some filter on this one.

I was walking through WalMart one Sunday afternoon and saw a gothish chick wearing a "fark you you farking farks" Tshirt.

In Tyler, Tx. Right after church. Made me feel good.


How did that not create a black hole?
 
2009-03-28 2:26:31 AM  
No such article.
 
2009-03-28 2:29:47 AM  
If this happened in an Australian department store, the assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her would have a riot from outraged shoppers to contend with as well.

Farkin' unbelievable.
 
2009-03-28 2:30:37 AM  
Say the F-word in an article? That's a 404n'.
 
2009-03-28 2:35:11 AM  
The Wal-Mart lawyers probably had the article removed due to bad publicity.
 
2009-03-28 2:36:11 AM  
fark it....

Alt-129 (numpad) is your friend.
 
2009-03-28 2:36:12 AM  
The Texan Online Editorial 404:

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I guess the bandwidth is NOT bigger in Texas
 
2009-03-28 2:38:49 AM  

legrandbatard: I guess the bandwidth is NOT bigger in Texas


The internet has to share the tubes with the oil down there. Gets messy.
 
2009-03-28 2:41:23 AM  
There is a law in sioux falls that makes it illegal to swear in front of children under the age of 12.
 
2009-03-28 2:42:07 AM  
This is absolute BS. The woman was not inciting hatred, she was not slandering anyone and she certainly was breaking no laws. That retard cop should have been taken out back and shot. What a gross disregard of the first amendment. Hell while he was at it why not take a dump on the other amendments, who cares, they are only the basis for American liberties.
 
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