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Piedmont Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In Front Yard

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foxblood

almost 2 years ago

62 articles submitted

Source: News 9


November 06, 2012


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    bill9823

    almost 2 years ago

    2116 Comments

    I'm surprised he didn't charge indecent exposure, :-)

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    Anonymous

    almost 2 years ago

    I remember that to Cedardale.Must be a universal right of passage for males.Amazing what you can train that little feller to do.

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    Cedardale

    almost 2 years ago

    598 Comments

    mz66, Ah for the days i could write my name in the snow.

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    Anonymous

    almost 2 years ago

    A liitle bit of u-reen never hurt nobody.

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    mz66

    almost 2 years ago

    3898 Comments

    I'm a little more rural, but it is truly a joy to be able to pee outside. Maybe not in November, but the fellas know what I mean. :)

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    Anonymous

    almost 2 years ago

    Well uncledennis I would wizz on a campfire but I woulkd probably burn myself--L.O.L.

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    foxblood

    almost 2 years ago

    396 Comments

    Bump uncledennis1 - Camp fire wiz ftw!

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    uncledennis1

    almost 2 years ago

    23312 Comments

    Who of us hasn't enjoyed a good wiss on a camp fire. The good ole days. And we wonder why people don't like us.

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 2 years ago

    10636 Comments

    He is three for Pete's sake! Bump SkoolCop.

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    SkoolCop

    almost 2 years ago

    4590 Comments

    Let me preface my comment by stating first and foremost that I would not have issued this citation and that we need to operate with the knowledge that while there is the letter of the law, there is also the spirit of the law.

    I am absolutely positive that when this statute was written, be it state law, county or city ordinance, that it was not meant for the 3 year old child being potty trained or the parent thereof. It was written for the juvenile offender who knows that the difference between right and wrong (under Gladys R if appropriate) and the adult who violates the law. In this case, instead of issuing the citation to the 3 year old child (who obviously does not know the difference from right and wrong), he issues the citation to the parent of said child in potty training. As parents, we know that we are responsible both legally and civilly for everything our children do. If same parent is negligent and the child injures or kills himself or someone else due to the negligence of the parent, the parent is held accountable (arrested and or citation issued) for causing the negligent circumstances to exist and thus causing the incident to occur. That said, a three year old dropping his drawers and peeing in his own front yard doesn't work here.

    I am curious as to the age of this officer and his time on the force. I am also curious if said same officer has any children of his own and has been placed in the situation, potty training a 3 year old, where the need to pee outweighs the present location. The citation in this case, is over the top and I hope the following occurs.

    1) Mother / parent contests the citation in open court in front of the peers of the issuing officer who are appearing for more appropriately issued citations.
    2) Upon reading the charge, Judge looks at officer in disgust and says, "REALLY?"
    3) Hears the case just for kicks and grins instead of outright throwing the case out and dismissing the charge.
    4) Upon hearing the case, dismisses the charge and apologizes to the parent even though it is not his or her job to do so.
    5) Proceeds to openly and publicly scold the officer in front of his peers for bringing this case into his or her courtroom.

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    gcoleman

    almost 2 years ago

    2382 Comments

    Really?

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 2 years ago

    50956 Comments

    Just SMH here.

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    Cedardale

    almost 2 years ago

    598 Comments

    Since this seems like not a wise decision on the officers part, why was the ticket issued to the mother instead of the three year old? Would he issue the parents of a 17 yoa who he caught peeing in the yard? I wonder if he tickets the parent of the drunks he catches peeing in public. In most states a 3 yoa is not considered capable of having 'criminal intent' so is not charged.

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    Robocop33

    almost 2 years ago

    14636 Comments

    Is this Officer retarded? What the heck is his problem heard about this and thought that it would be less embarrassing for LEOs if the Officer was caught peeing on main street! What a dolt!

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    GrayPanther

    almost 2 years ago

    1272 Comments

    Ahh, that was a good pee. Right then. How about that, sticking to the very letter of the law whilst ignoring the spirit of the law. Hmm. Common sense should've ruled the day here.

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