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Tax Dollars at Work! Mother Takes Cell Phone- Charged with Larcemy!
Sep 20th, 2018 at 2:12pm
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Case dismissed vs. mom charged after taking daughter's phone
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HUDSONVILLE, Mich. –  Charges have been dismissed against a western Michigan woman who faced possible jail time after taking away a cellphone from her 15-year-old daughter as punishment.

Jodie May of Grandville tells WOOD-TV she took away the iPhone 6 in April after the girl got in trouble in school. May says she was "just being a mom, a concerned parent," but she was arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge after her ex-husband filed a complaint saying he owned the phone.

May was immediately freed on bond but faced up to 93 days in jail. However, prosecutors say that as the mother's trial was to start Tuesday, they determined the girl owned the phone.

Ottawa County Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Matwiejczyk told the judge that because May is "the mother of the minor child" that "changes the case significantly."


Alright, quiz time:

Who should pay the costs of this absurd waste of the time of courts and police?

a)  The mom, who should have known better than to take away a phone her ex-husband bought their daughter.

b)  The daughter, who should have avoided trouble at school.

c)  The dad, who was obviously using the process to criminalize a difference of opinion between exes on parenting.

d)  The taxpayers of Michigan, because morally justified theft is a necessary evil and we have to keep getting robbed or else moms will be taking phones from their brats with impunity!

e)  There are no costs, because the courts and the police were just standing around anyway.

f)  a, b, and c are correct.

g)  d, and e are correct.



I know Jeff's answer already.  How about the libertarians?





  

"Taxes are morally justified theft" - Jeff
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Re: Tax Dollars at Work! Mother Takes Cell Phone- Charged with Larcemy!
Reply #1 - Sep 20th, 2018 at 11:25pm
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You press charges, you pay.

You want to bring the government's force monopoly to bear on some other hapless human? You pay for it. He shouldn't.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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