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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    Secondly, why was he arrested? He did nothing illegal as far as I can see. He does not have his pants down, and unless being without a shirt is illegal there.. then what?
    Desecration or sale of venerated objects - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. 5509 - Pennsylvania Attorney Resources - Pennsylvania Laws

    Pennsylvanian Law:
    5509. Desecration or sale of venerated objects.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the
    second degree if he:
    (1) intentionally desecrates any public monument or
    structure, or place of worship or burial;
    (2) if he intentionally desecrates any other object of
    veneration by the public or a substantial segment thereof in
    any public place; or...


    ...(b) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
    words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
    subsection:
    "Desecrate." Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise
    physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will
    outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or
    discover the action.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Thank you... a stupid law, but thank you. Guess he will do life without parole then!
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    He committed a heinous act of blasphemy.
    Are you serious...for the love of God, please tell me you are joking.


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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    This ordinance is crap...

    "Desecrate." Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise
    physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will
    outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or
    discover the action.


    The 1st amendment trumps anyone's "sensibilities".


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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    This ordinance is crap...

    "Desecrate." Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise
    physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will
    outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or
    discover the action.


    The 1st amendment trumps anyone's "sensibilities".
    Only when applied. Christians are not a protected class here. If that had been a statue of MLK for instance, public riots may have been accptable. Wasn't here a case where a rope was placed around the neck of a statue on a college campus that led to outrage? The problem with selective outrage is who gets to decide application.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Only when applied. Christians are not a protected class here. If that had been a statue of MLK for instance, public riots may have been accptable. Wasn't here a case where a rope was placed around the neck of a statue on a college campus that led to outrage? The problem with selective outrage is who gets to decide application.
    What were the students believed to be involved with the placing of a hangman's noose around the statue of James Meredith charged with? What law did they break?

    Being outraged is not a criminal offense and is constitutionally protected...trying to prosecute because one is outraged, is not constitutional.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Only when applied. Christians are not a protected class here. If that had been a statue of MLK for instance, public riots may have been accptable. Wasn't here a case where a rope was placed around the neck of a statue on a college campus that led to outrage? The problem with selective outrage is who gets to decide application.
    don't forget the confederate flag

    that case seems to be clearly racist in nature

    this seems to be a dumb suggestive pose

    that's not clearly a threat to Christians or a threat that Jesus is going to be raped via his mouth

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    This is ridiculous. There is no way that should be illegal. He did no physical damage to the statue; all the boy did was pose for a picture. What an unconstitutional waste of time and money.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    What were the students believed to be involved with the placing of a hangman's noose around the statue of James Meredith charged with? What law did they break?

    Being outraged is not a criminal offense and is constitutionally protected...trying to prosecute because one is outraged, is not constitutional.
    That's what I was asking. Don't remember the specifics of the case, but I seem to recall there was disciplinary action of some kind.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    That's what I was asking. Don't remember the specifics of the case, but I seem to recall there was disciplinary action of some kind.
    The fraternity they belonged to was placed on probation. That was an action between the private university and its students...who pledge to uphold the university's code of conduct when the student applied to attend the private institution.


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