Curious Happenings In Long County
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There was an article which appeared in Sunday's print Courier that was just posted online. Those who have paid up can view it online here: http://coastalcourier.com/section/10/article/47677/

For those who haven't, here it is:

"Woman arrested after Long Co. neighbor dispute escalates

A Long County teacher was arrested last week after allegedly making a racial slur to a woman in front of the woman’s child. According to an incident report provided by the Long County Sheriff’s Office, Candy Parker was taken into custody Aug. 25 after she reportedly made several derogatory statements to her neighbor, Amanda Wilcox.

According to the report, which was written by LCSO Deputy Luis Perez, authorities responded to a complaint on Mill Pond alleging that Parker and a member of her family had been driving across Wilcox’s property. Perez said he went to Parker’s home and asked her — or whoever was doing it — to stop driving across Wilcox’s lawn. Parker reportedly slammed the door in Perez’s face then came outside and began cursing at Wilcox.

Parker went back inside, and LCSO Sgt. Andy Young arrived at Parker’s residence. Perez said Parker came back outside and again started to curse at Wilcox, allegedly making a racial slur in the presence of Wilcox’s 9-year old daughter.

Parker was told by the authorities that if she continued to curse in front of the child, she would be arrested. According to Perez, Parker told both deputies that she did not like either of them and demanded they get off her property. She also allegedly made a derogatory comment to Perez.

The two deputies arrested Parker, and she has been charged with disorderly or indecent conduct.

Long County Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters said he was aware of the matter, but could not comment because it is a personnel issue.

According to the Georgia Professional Standard Commission’s Code of Ethics for Educators, Standard 10 says, “An educator shall demonstrate conduct that follows generally recognized professional standards and preserves the dignity and integrity of the teaching profession. Unethical conduct includes but is not limited to any conduct that impairs and/or diminishes the certificate holder’s ability to function professionally in his or her employment position, or behavior or conduct that is detrimental to the health, welfare, discipline, or morals of students.”

Hmmmmm....Long County....teacher (i.e., "educator")....derogatory statements (i.e., demeaning "name-calling")....it must be in the water.....


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lholmes commented on Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012 at 22:57 PM

why, whoever could you be referring to?

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 05:24 AM

Those disgusting qualities are familiar to a blogger on this site!

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 09:48 AM

WOW, and she was named teacher of the year I believe last year or was it this year?

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 10:44 AM

IKY: I searched this site and couldn't find an article which reported that, but I do seem to remember something....

....but in a related story, the New York State Court of Appeals is set to decide whether lap dancing is a tax-exempt "art form."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/...

I vote YES.

up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Not if I gave you one, you wouldn't. Lo

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM

"Art" is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? (Or in this case - I guess it's in the "lap" of the beholder....)

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 15:21 PM

I am very surprised more people have not joined this blog just because who this person is.

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 16:06 PM
sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:52 PM

Thanks, IKY.

HMJC commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 08:02 AM

As abrasive as our blogosphere nemisis was, I do not wish hardship on anyone; although karma does not discriminate

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Here's a blast from the past which includes posts by the key players:

http://community.coastalcourier.com/b...

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 12:52 PM

If those actions are true, then it is repugnant fior her to conduct herself in such a way. However; she would win with an attorney on a few factors here.

1. Freedom of Speech. )So as long as she does not threathen to commit bodily harm to a person.

2. It is not disorderly conduct to curse at a law enforcement officer especially own her on property.

3. You can not breach the peace on a Law Enforcement Officer.

4. Incecent Conduct? Unless she took her clothes off and said some dirty things to the law enforcement officer, in a "Public Place, then againt she has not committed an violations of the law.

She should be aquitted of all criminal charges, unless the Deputies can articulate very well how she violated the law.

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 13:06 PM

Man that brought back memories....

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 13:32 PM

"It is not disorderly conduct to curse at a law enforcement officer especially own her on property."

Here's an interesting string which discusses this point:

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/16860

golfnut31316 commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 15:17 PM

If those actions are true, then it is repugnant fior her to conduct herself in such a way. However; she would win with an attorney on a few factors here.

1. Freedom of Speech. )So as long as she does not threathen to commit bodily harm to a person.

2. It is not disorderly conduct to curse at a law enforcement officer especially own her on property.

3. You can not breach the peace on a Law Enforcement Officer.

4. Incecent Conduct? Unless she took her clothes off and said some dirty things to the law enforcement officer, in a "Public Place, then againt she has not committed an violations of the law.

She should be aquitted of all criminal charges, unless the Deputies can articulate very well how she violated the law.

I can't find it now but there is a law on the Georgia books about using curse words in front of child either under 13 or 14.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 16:23 PM

I think this is it:

http://law.onecle.com/georgia/16/16-1...

Of course, you have the qualifiers "without provocation" and "which threatens an immediate breach of the peace." It is these types of "technicalities" which are difficult to prove and which a clever defense counsel uses to get a finding in favor of a defendant.

Here is a 1973 reference to what appears to be an earlier reference of a similar provision:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/art...

...that was apparently amended in 1995/1996 to the current version of the law:

http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/1995_9...

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 16:25 PM

change that to:

Here is a 1973 reference to a 1968 law which contains a similar provision:

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 16:27 PM

golfnut31313, and sebekm,

If it is, then I will call it a blue law.

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 16:40 PM

I find it kinda funny since it is a felony to curse at a teacher.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 18:33 PM

I don't know about that, but under the category of "Believe It Or Not," a couple of Marietta teachers (one an ex-principal) were booked on felony charges earlier this summer in connection with incidents that involved "slapping a female student’s buttocks " and "caressing the arm" of another student and saying, “Don’t act like you don’t like it.”"

http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/1907038...

I stumbled across that one while googling "cursing a teacher." I hadn't heard about it before now. I also stumbled across this collection of humorous "laws":

https://www.harford.edu/faculty/DVolk...

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 18:55 PM

Dunno Seb but there is something about it posted in the Liberty County schools. Maybe one of the teachers here can give more information.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 18:59 PM

I'm not questioning what you said, I just could't find it using my "usual" (google) methods. Back when I went to school you didn't even THINK about cursing at a teacher. You knew you were going to get pounded with a paddle made from a canoe oar, or be made to kneel in the corner on your hands or on bits of chalk.

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 19:00 PM

I think this is more directed at the parents.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 19:08 PM

Oh, I see. Back when I had kids in school, I'm sure it was in the back of my mind that if I didn't get along well with a teacher, it might somehow reflect unfavorably on the relationship my child had with that teacher. Whether that was an accurate state of affairs or not, I don't know - but I'm never even thought of testing it, if you know what I mean.

(I also had a lot of empathy for teachers, as I spent several years "on the platform" while in the Army. So I "felt their pain," as it were.)

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 12:34 PM

sebekm,

Slapping a female students is another thing. That cinstitute an assault, and dependeing on the circumstances, it be a sexual assault. But to curse at a teacher? Hmmmmm. I don't get it. As long at the cursing does not create a threat towards the teacher, I don't see any harm done.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Ahhhh,

Here you go.

"Yes, you can!"

In most states, there are still laws on the books forbidding the use of foul language in public. Although these laws are seldom enforced, if you've irritated an officer enough, it would give him an excuse for the satisfaction of hauling your dirty mouth downtown. If you were to punctuate your comments with a gesture, for example, you might even be charged with disorderly conduct.

Such arrests are almost always overturned, and even open the officer and city up to potential litigation, as in this case:
http://www.freedomforum.org/templates...

Of course, you don't even have to curse at a police officer to be arrested. Normal civilians will do:

In 1999 a young man in Michigan (Timothy Boomer) was tried and convicted of using foul language in front of a woman and children after he fell out of his canoe. CourtTV covered the case. It was later overturned on appeal.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/n...

In 2004, a New Mexico teenager was arrested for cursing at a teacher. http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/53...

Read more: Can you be arrested for cursing at a police officer? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/16860...

sebekm commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 13:36 PM

Hi Sporty: I saw that "In most states, there are still laws on the books..." quote when I was googling the GA law. But I think from what I've read, it may not be a technical violation - in and of itself - to "curse at a law enforcement officer." But to do so will invariably (perhaps) lead to other "events" which WILL probably be chargeable offense(s).

So for me, the bottom line - as far as cursing out a law enforcement officer goes - is one should take the advice of Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Texas:

"Now, you can THINK about it... but don't do it"!

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 16:27 PM

It's not against the law to curse at a Law Enforcement. Those laws are old laws that just were not taken off the books. It's not even enforced anylonger. But Federal Law Upholds your First Amendment rights. Rights, Expression, Assemble, and etc.

They (Law Enforcement will intially win the battle at the beginning, ( making arrest and causing inconvenience) but what a heck of a price to pay at the end when they lose the war.

sebekm commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 18:26 PM

Sporty: I AGREE with you. My point is that even if it's not against the law, it's a DUMB thing to do. Those who do are - IMHO - just asking for a boatload of trouble down the road.

golfnut31316 commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 20:45 PM

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Slapping a female students is another thing. That cinstitute an assault, and dependeing on the circumstances, it be a sexual assault. But to curse at a teacher? Hmmmmm. I don't get it. As long at the cursing does not create a threat towards the teacher, I don't see any harm done.

I don't know who you are referring to in this statement as to cursing at a teacher and seeing no harm done. If you are referring to a student, I have a huge problem with that.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM

"As long at the cursing does not create a threat towards the teacher, I don't see any harm done."

There's another issue here which I don't believe has been addressed: RESPECT. I agree that in our day and age - as opposed to the "good old days" - the feeling is that respect has to be EARNED. But IMHO, we ought to start out with respect when it comes to parents, elders, and authority figures such as teachers and law enforcement. When it is "okay" to curse at them as a matter of course, this sets - also IMHO - an extremely poor example for children and others. It should NOT be "okay" to curse at teachers and law enforcement, even to the point of biting your tongue when you think the particular teacher or law enforcment person might be wrong.

Because when one doesn't, I do think that there's "harm done." Our society is too much "in your face" nowadays. I suspect that's why there's so much road rage and so many incidents of assault that used to be handled calmly by intelligent people,.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 13:44 PM

golfnut31316,

Not I was referring to the Teacher slapping the female student on the rear end. Sorry about the typos. This is what I meant to say.

Slapping a female students on the rear end is another thing. That constitute an assault, and dependeing on the circumstances, it be a sexual assault. But to curse at a teacher? Hmmmmm. I don't get it. As long at the cursing does not create a threat towards the teacher, I don't see any harm done.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 13:46 PM

Golfnut31316,

I am only speaking on a matter of law.

Now of course to curse at a teacher or anyone is not a good thing to do. However; as a matter of law, it's not a violation these days or an enforceable one even if it is still on the books. You have federal law that over-ride the local law.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 13:48 PM

Sebekm,

"There's another issue here which I don't believe has been addressed: RESPECT. I agree that in our day and age - as opposed to the "good old days" - the feeling is that respect has to be EARNED. But IMHO, we ought to start out with respect when it comes to parents, elders, and authority figures such as teachers and law enforcement. When it is "okay" to curse at them as a matter of course, this sets - also IMHO - an extremely poor example for children and others. It should NOT be "okay" to curse at teachers and law enforcement, even to the point of biting your tongue when you think the particular teacher or law enforcment person might be wrong."

I agree......................

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 13:52 PM

Golfnut31316,

"I can't find it now but there is a law on the Georgia books about using curse words in front of child either under 13 or 14."

Even if it is on the books, the State would not get a conviction on the subject matter at hand. Just because it is still on the books does'nt mean that the State would get a conviction to stand. Federal laws over-ride those old laws. Heck, Bigamy was a Jail offense upon conviction, and even to this day, it's not enforced.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 13:59 PM

Golfnut31313,

"I don't know who you are referring to in this statement as to cursing at a teacher and seeing no harm done. If you are referring to a student, I have a huge problem with that."

Well cursing at a teacher is not against the law. (legally speaking)
However; in a civil setting it can be a problem. For a student to curse at a teacher, an adult, or anyone is a bad thing to to do. That is called Disrespect!!! I am sure that they are School Rules that governs that, and any violation will dealt with swift and certain. but I am only speaking as a matter of law. It's not against the law to curse at anyone, including Law Enforcement.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 14:07 PM

Sporty: I agree. Under the law, cursing doesn't appear to be a technical violation. But I submit one still shouldn't do it. Why ask for trouble? Just because somebody CAN do something doesn't mean that they SHOULD do it.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 14:51 PM

Sebekm,

Exactly.....

golfnut31316 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 15:49 PM

SportsFan...

"But to curse at a teacher? Hmmmmm. I don't get it. As long at the cursing does not create a threat towards the teacher,

I don't see any harm done."

That is what I have a problem with and this is the problem with all of society these days. It is ok to disrespect anyone of authority. I assume you are an adult and it is irresponsible of any adult to make a statement like that. To me you are condoning this disrespect.

No harm done....

The harm is done by showing others that its ok and acceptable for this behavior, so it must be ok for others to show this disrespect.

No harm done...

I see this disrespect from the youth I work around, then you met some of the parents, you see where the disrespect comes from.

No harm done...

HOG WASH.....

So there for if there is no harm done, is it ok for a teacher to curse a student?

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:01 PM

Golfnut31316,

"However; in a civil setting it can be a problem. For a student to curse at a teacher, an adult, or anyone is a bad thing to to do. That is called Disrespect!!! I am sure that they are School Rules that governs that, and any violation will dealt with swift and certain. but I am only speaking as a matter of law. It's not against the law to curse at anyone, including Law Enforcement."

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:05 PM

Golfnut31313, sekekm, Jimmy Mack..

A little off the subject..... Bradwell Institute Lost again last night. 16-7. 0-2 Bradwell Institute

golfnut31316 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:05 PM

Cursing and public profanity and with minors present my fall under disorderly conduct laws...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/art...

http://www.ehow.com/about_4611061_law...

http://disorderlyconductlaws.com/geor...

You will find under the disorderly conduct laws for georgia. It does mention language and persons under 14.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:11 PM

"A little off the subject..... Bradwell Institute Lost again last night. 16-7. 0-2 Bradwell Institute."

Now THAT calls for some cursing....

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:14 PM

LOL.... I spke my mind on JasonWade74 Blog.............

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 16:17 PM

JasonWade74 Blog
"How bout them tigers!"

Iknowyou commented on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 08:15 AM

The arrest of Candy Parker could have something to do with politics since her Uncle did run for Sheriff of Long County and lost.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Iknowyou

Maybe! Who Really Knows????

HMJC commented on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Law enforcemnt personel in "good standing" Are suposssed to be the entitiy that is empowered to maintain public order. Cursing like a damn fool in front of anyone let alone a child is at best aborhant. Someone that blatently disrespects that office should be subject to some sort of recourse. Hiding behind freedom of speech for that sort of conduct is cowardly at best. This is not someone repeating "I have a Dream"; it is someone clearly demonstrating the need for some clarity... wrong is wrong. We dont say that anymore. We justify it. You have the God given right to conduct yourself in such a manner that is asinie, just dont be suprised if I am in earshot to express my freedom of speech to let you know how small of a person you really are.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 17:23 PM

HMJC,

Well Stated: But opinion has absolutely nothing to do with the law itself...


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