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06 Nov 2012 10:02 AM   |   11083 clicks   |   News9 Oklahoma
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TenJed_77     
That's some fine police work there Lou.
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06 Nov 2012 05:26 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
If I were king, this cop would have to pay the citation himself AND spend a week interviewing inmates at a supermax and writing a report on what they did to get put into supermax and how stopping that kind of crime is his job, not writing citations to 3 year olds.

06 Nov 2012 05:40 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Will the 3-year-old now have to register as a sex offender?

06 Nov 2012 08:26 AM
slayer199    [TotalFark]  
I'm just curious, what was the 3 year-old's mens rea at the time of the incident.

Seriously stupid on the part of the cop. A 3 year-old does not have the mental capacity to understand that urinating in public is wrong.

06 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
EnviroDude     
If the kid doesn't pay the fine, will they throw him in jail?

06 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
ilikeracecars     
I know as a society we haven't decided if letting a 3-year old urinate in public is ok or not, but I'm pretty sure we can all agree that a $2500 is just a bit excessive.

06 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
dready zim     
In the UK, the kid is below the age where they can be prosecuted for anything. This is only a story if your country has draconian outdated laws. Do you have workhouses for poor people as well?

06 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
You Are All Sheep     
so should anonymous get in on this?

06 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  

xanadian: Will the 3-year-old now have to register as a sex offender?


This is what I came here to ask.

/funnied and smarted

06 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
Police are the most useless members of society.

06 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
Milos Hattrick     
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06 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
LandOfChocolate     
There seems to be more to this story than reported:

I said we are on our property and he said it's in public view," said the boy's grandmother, Jennifer Warden.

But they point out the street is actually quite rural, yet the Wardens who live on two and half acres say this one officer parks at the end of their street daily. So they asked why.

"It's a public street and he wants to, so he can," Jennifer Warden said.


Something smells here, it sounds like the officer has a personal beef with the family. Or thats his lunch spot

06 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
HenryFnord     

dready zim: In the UK, the kid is below the age where they can be prosecuted for anything. This is only a story if your country has draconian outdated laws. Do you have workhouses for poor people as well?

Yes, they're called prisons.
http://www.prisonpolicy.org/prisonind ex/prisonlabor.html

06 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
PacificaFitz     
Fire the cop, then shoot him in the head

06 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     
According to TFA, the cop sits at the end of the street but he was able to get to the lawn before the boy could actually urinate.

Why the heck is he parking there and staring at little boys??

06 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

dready zim: In the UK, the kid is below the age where they can be prosecuted for anything. This is only a story if your country has draconian outdated laws. Do you have workhouses for poor people as well?


The kid didn't get the ticket, his mother did.

06 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
talkertopc     
FTA: "But they point out the street is actually quite rural, yet the Wardens who live on two and half acres say this one officer parks at the end of their street daily."

Sounds like the officer (who for some reason is not named in the story) has an axe to grind with that family.

06 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

dready zim: In the UK, the kid is below the age where they can be prosecuted for anything. This is only a story if your country has draconian outdated laws. Do you have workhouses for poor people as well?


It's the same here. The youngest age in the US is six, and that's only in North Carolina. A large number use common law definitions, which is seven. Most have it at ten or higher.

06 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

LandOfChocolate: There seems to be more to this story than reported:

I said we are on our property and he said it's in public view," said the boy's grandmother, Jennifer Warden.

But they point out the street is actually quite rural, yet the Wardens who live on two and half acres say this one officer parks at the end of their street daily. So they asked why.

"It's a public street and he wants to, so he can," Jennifer Warden said.

Something smells here, it sounds like the officer has a personal beef with the family. Or thats his lunch spot


Yup, cop must've got shot down by the mom to go to a prom or something. Even if he's not a grudger, he's the type of cop that just lost himself a raise for the negative pr he just brought upon the town.

06 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
Walker    [TotalFark]  

dready zim: In the UK, the kid is below the age where they can be prosecuted for anything. This is only a story if your country has draconian outdated laws. Do you have workhouses for poor people as well?


As someone said in the comments this is the case where the crime happened too, although a citation is needed:

In the first place, you can't charge a child under the age of 8 for any crime--Under Oklahoma law they are incapable of committing a crime. Secondly, you can't charge a parent for a crime committed by a child. The only way you can charge a parent is if they told the child to commit a crime or they facilitated in some way for the child to commit a crime. THIS DUMB **** COP NEEDS TO BE TERMINATED. This is a blatant abuse of authority and any expenses incurred by this family should be recovered from the city.

06 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
Tom_Slick     
Attention all Police Officers: This is why people hate you.

06 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
AliceBToklasLives     

xanadian: Will the 3-year-old now have to register as a sex offender?

FTA: this one officer parks at the end of their street daily.


I think we can all put two and two together.

/the officer is the sex offender
//and Darth = Luke's father
///it turns out Bruce Willis' character . . . . .

06 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
kim jong-un     
Which pd was this?

06 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
JohnCarter     

Englebert Slaptyback: According to TFA, the cop sits at the end of the street but he was able to get to the lawn before the boy could actually urinate.

Why the heck is he parking there and staring at little boys??


THIS ...Lots and Lots

Cop seems like a perv hanging out watching, always watching, for the young boys

Is this the officer?

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06 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
cgraves67     
Little boys pee on everything. My coworker's son was peeing in the heater vent in his room. My neighbor's grandkids pee behind the bushes on their lawn during daylight hours. Or that's what I understand when I hear the grandma yelling, "It's light out! Go pee behind the bushes!" I grew up in the country, so I peed on anything I wanted to: off bridges, on small animals, on the side of the barn, whatever.

06 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
xtonyx     
My mom made me pee in the yard all the time when I was a kid.. it kept me from tracking dirt and mud across the house when I was outside playing all the time..

Did they get a ticket for letting the kid play outside too?

06 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
kdawg7736    [TotalFark]  
Oh the police, with deficits so bad they will cite anyone for anything.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

cgraves67: Little boys pee on everything. My coworker's son was peeing in the heater vent in his room. My neighbor's grandkids pee behind the bushes on their lawn during daylight hours. Or that's what I understand when I hear the grandma yelling, "It's light out! Go pee behind the bushes!" I grew up in the country, so I peed on anything I wanted to: off bridges, on small animals, on the side of the barn, whatever.


Bonus points for peeing off bridges onto small animals

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
beachboy     
Back in the old days of my childhood our backyard was where me and all the neighborhood boys played football and baseball. My mom didnt want us running in and out of the house so if we got thirsty we drank from the outside faucet and when we had to go, we pee'ed into the bushes. Now, the first thing would probably get my mom arrested for child neglect and the second thing would get us arrested for indecent exposure. What the hell has happened to us as a society? I also wore an onion on my belt and if you got a injury playing outside you rubbed dirt on it and "walked it off".

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
Bermuda59     
At least the cop didn't use his tazer on the kid.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

cgraves67: My coworker's son was peeing in the heater vent in his room.


Hah I'd forgotten about that, I did that in school at an early age.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
kdawg7736    [TotalFark]  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: cgraves67: My coworker's son was peeing in the heater vent in his room.

Hah I'd forgotten about that, I did that in school at an early age.


Must have smelled really bad.

06 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
someradicaldude     
Government, too large it has gotten, too much power it wields!

06 Nov 2012 10:23 AM
LostInTO     
This is what happens when police are given "discretion", and don't actually have any common sense.

06 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

HotWingConspiracy: Police are the most useless members of society.


Bullies with badges. This is a job that those assholes you knew in HS get.

06 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
Great Janitor     
I really can't see this being upheld in court. If I were the mother I would be in the library researching the legality of fining the parent over the actions of a three year old, plus taking advantage of the free legal advice of a lawyer (you know, that free first counciltation) so that when I saw a judge I could argue how the ticket is illegal.

Downside: ticket might successfully get dismissed, cop, however, might take a closer watch over the residence.

06 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
Okie_Gunslinger     

kim jong-un: Which pd was this?


He must be a member of the Oklahoma Potty Patrol

06 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
Rurouni     
The best part of this story is that it took place in a placed called "peed-mont".

06 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
FeFiFoFark     
Who in FSM's name decided public urination fine should be $2,500? Who assigns these fees? They should be fired. For realz.

06 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

kdawg7736: Must have smelled really bad.


First is the sizzling noise, and the bubbling smoking. Then it doesn't smell as much as you'd think but yeah not something you stay around for.

06 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
Great Janitor     

FeFiFoFark: Who in FSM's name decided public urination fine should be $2,500? Who assigns these fees? They should be fired. For realz.


That is part of the reason why I think this is going to get dismissed in court. I have known people who were caught in the act of public urination and none of them were fined more than $500.

06 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
DPSturm     
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06 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
luktti     
Ax to grind/ grind it at home ...alone preferably... I still pee outside and nobody complains

06 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

Great Janitor: Downside: ticket might successfully get dismissed, cop, however, might take a closer watch over the residence.


Evidently he's camped out there everyday, so not much risk in that regard.

What all you Farkers can learn from this story and take home no matter where you live is that pull-ups are a waste of freaking money. They do not help with potty training and they're expensive.

Waste. Of. Money.

06 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
Occam's Taser     
Fire the cop. Period. I don't care how many years of service, record, anything. This man is not a public servant. He is a small-minded little prick who should not have any power over anyone's life.

06 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
kdawg7736    [TotalFark]  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: kdawg7736: Must have smelled really bad.

First is the sizzling noise, and the bubbling smoking. Then it doesn't smell as much as you'd think but yeah not something you stay around for.


Still would make somebody vomit, that's for sure. Someone around me once urinated in the fire while camping and it did not smell nice.

06 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
eKonk     
Is it possible to get a restraining order against a cop? This story really does make the cop seem like some sort of creepy stalker - there's no way you can intervene when a 3 year old wants to pee, unless he wants to pee on you or you're hovering over his shoulder.

06 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
Krieghund     

talkertopc: FTA: "But they point out the street is actually quite rural, yet the Wardens who live on two and half acres say this one officer parks at the end of their street daily."

Sounds like the officer (who for some reason is not named in the story) has an axe to grind with that family.


It sounded to me like the order of what happened was:
1) Cop parked at the end of the street
2) Family living up the street complained
3) Cop busts kid peeing.

06 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
Brittabot     
Yeah, this cop obviously has some kind of vendetta against this family (or is a pedo sitting there watching little boys - WTF is that about?).

I could maybe understand a warning/citation/whatever if this happened on a busy sidewalk or something (but still nowhere near a $2500 fine - it's a 3 year old FFS), but in the kid's own yard in a rural area? Ridiculous.

Cop should be fired.

06 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
GibbyTheMole     
cgraves67

"Little boys pee on everything."

Several years ago, we had a friendly Mexican family living next door. They didn't know any English, but they always smiled and threw their hand up in the air with a loud & friendly "Hi!!!" whenever they saw us. The adults and kids all did the same thing.

I was heading down my street on my way home from work one day, and the neighbor kid, maybe 5 years old, had his bike out in the street, just pissing all over it from stem to stern. As I pulled into my driveway, he threw his free hand (the one he wasn't aiming his willy with) up in the air, smiled and shouted "Hi!!!!" at me, still hosing down his bike with gusto.

06 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
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