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  • did nothing wrong. I condone her enthusiasm for her daughter's accomplishments.

    7 24.14%
  • should have been removed from audience, fined perhaps, but not arrested.

    11 37.93%
  • was treated properly. I support the arrest 100%.

    10 34.48%
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Thread: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    This arrest was absolutely absurd. I voted other on this poll because I believe the most that should've happened was her being escorted out of the venue. Let me get this right...we're arresting people for expressing joy? She was arrested for excessive joy that was interpreted as disorderly conduct.

    This woman did not deserve to be arrested at all, or even fined. She should've been sent out the door and that is it. You don't arrest someone for this kind of action.
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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    This arrest was absolutely absurd. I voted other on this poll because I believe the most that should've happened was her being escorted out of the venue. Let me get this right...we're arresting people for expressing joy? She was arrested for excessive joy that was interpreted as disorderly conduct.

    This woman did not deserve to be arrested at all, or even fined. She should've been sent out the door and that is it. You don't arrest someone for this kind of action.
    She was arrested for disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct. It was made quite clear to people ahead of time that excessive celebrations were to be refrained from. I have to believe this was so that people could be assured of hearing the names of their graduate instead of the ruckus caused by the family and friends of other grads.

    There were 133 students in my graduating class in 1992. My last name starts with the letters "Ma..." If the 10-12 people who were there to see me graduate in a fairly small auditorium had caused a scene, they could well have been in the names starting with P or R before people could hear again. Would that have really been fair to everyone who was there to see someone whose name was between mine and there?

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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    She was arrested for disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct. It was made quite clear to people ahead of time that excessive celebrations were to be refrained from. I have to believe this was so that people could be assured of hearing the names of their graduate instead of the ruckus caused by the family and friends of other grads.

    There were 133 students in my graduating class in 1992. My last name starts with the letters "Ma..." If the 10-12 people who were there to see me graduate in a fairly small auditorium had caused a scene, they could well have been in the names starting with P or R before people could hear again. Would that have really been fair to everyone who was there to see someone whose name was between mine and there?
    I stand by what I say. She should have been escorted out, but not arrested. The arrest is absolutely absurd. People were going nuts at my graduation from High School and College. This isn't a banquet, funeral, or wedding...this is a celebration of achievement and parents are going to cheer regardless. I understand that they gave warnings, but arrests are still too much. You escort the people out of wherever they are and that is it!
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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    SC mom busted at kid's graduation: 'I cheered for my baby and I got the cuffs' - U.S. News <-- clicky

    Did the authorities act accordingly?
    Is this really an arrest-worthy offense?
    Was the mother out of line?
    Did she deserve to be arrested?

    Are you in favor of this kind of police action?
    Do you support the arrest of this mother?
    She didn't have a clue how to behave at a graduation ceremoney... an idiot.

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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    She certainly should have been escorted out. If I read the article correctly, she not only cheered and screamed while the names of other kids were being read, she also left her seat and tried to make her way to the main floor where the graduates were sitting. That's when the police stopped her.

    At first I thought arrest was ridiculous. On second thought, after having attended too many graduations where a few rude people have stepped all over the rest of the class with their outlandish behavior, I support it. She needs a lesson in manners.

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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Arrest? IDK.

    Kicked out? Yeah.

    Show some respect for the other people lady.
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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    not letting people cheer at graduation is stupid. i'm assuming it's partially because some people have more family cheering for them than others.

    at the very most, i could see escorting someone out who is going bat**** crazy. but arresting anyone for it is beyond ridiculous.

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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Without knowing exactly what sort of cheering she was doing, it's hard for me know whether it was appropriate or not. A little bit of cheering would be perfectly acceptable. If it went on for a long time and prevented other parents from being able to hear their kids' graduation announcements, she probably should have been asked to leave. The arrest seems excessive regardless.
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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    We've got one student here in MA who is not getting his diploma because his "supporters" made a major scene when he was announced. He is now being forced to do 20 hours of community service before the school will give him his diploma.
    This seems really unfair to me. Why should he have to do the community service when he wasn't the one causing the problem?
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    Re: Cheering Mom Arrested At Graduation - Right Or Wrong

    This is really idiotic. BFD. So a mom was over the top proud of her childs graduation. Geeezus...its getting ridiculous. Ive been to non trad university graduations where some parents are over the top in their celebration. It MIGHT just mean that that particular graduate is doing something extraordinary where that family is concerned. It might mean they have overcome some tremendous odds. So...the graduation takes a few minutes longer. Tragic.

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