Lawsuit: homophobic Hawaii cop arrested women for kissing in public

I guess you’re unaware of how incredibly offensive that phrase is to sufferers of osteoporosis.

I accept your apology.

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Which is the only reason, I think, that this is seeing any press and they are ‘looking into it’.

Honestly, I know it just because of social media and super hand computers that these stories are getting out there. I know they happened before but no-one ever heard about them. But, man, it is tiring, relentless. I guess it is a good thing, the sunlight will help end this seemingly endless racist, sexist, hateful, horrible behavior. Sometimes I just want to punch the world right in the throat.

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Wingdings. All thoughtless trolling should be in wingdings.

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You don’t get to decide that.

I hate to nitpick, but actually, they are the only person who can decide what is acceptable to them. And what society finds acceptable is the average of what each of us has decided to find acceptable. If they can’t decide that, then none of us can decide whether beating up and arresting people for PDAs (or even for existing, it seems) is unacceptable or not. What they can’t decide is what is acceptable for other people.

It may be clear in your own mind that you meant that they can’t decide for others, just as it may have been clear (or not) to themself that they meant acceptable to them; if so, you both missed the chance to make that clear to each other and everyone else reading your words, and risked unnecessarily hurt feelings and miscommunication. Worse, by not being clear to others, you risk not being clear in your own minds, and that can lead to all sorts of bad places.

Telling people what they ought to find acceptable is not something I, personally, find acceptable. Not that I’m going to beat you up for it.

the typeface my government is currently using for official announcement?

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I’m much less concerned with cost than I am equal protection under the law which includes the police locking up criminals who commit crimes against people due to their sexual preference.

No. We live in a social compact, with clear and defined rules on how something becomes unacceptable. A person can dislike an action all they want, but like the saying goes “your rights end before your hand hits my face”.

You don’t get to decide if making out in public is okay. You don’t get to decide if wearing purple is okay. You also don’t get to decide if me singing Herp a Derp quietly to myself is okay.

What society finds acceptable is not the average. In fact we have that codified in law. If that isn’t blindingly clear–since we should have all studied the bill of rights–i can’t help with a single BBS post.

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Try Karagarga if you can get in (I let my account lapse, sadly). It’s got most everything obscure cinema-wise.

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Oh, I guarantee we’ve got folks here can read wingdings as fast as standard alphabetical characters. If not, I’ll be disappointed in boingboingers.

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Some people simply don’t like Love

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What’s love got to do with it?

(You made me think of that damn song and now its stuck in my head, damnit :D)

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Well, the cop didn’t like it

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Do people find it weird that the concept of “PDA”, “public display of affection” ties people’s actions to what is basically an emotional state? It’s too much like thought-crime for my taste. Consider, for example that some kiss a simple matter of social protocol:

Couldn’t it be that the kissed simply because they decided to? I am not suggesting that it is better or worse either way. Only that I find it weird that the majority of people spontaneously decide that they know what strangers were thinking or feeling. For example, law enforcement generally does not go after people for feelings of greed, or anger - but rather criminal acts which may or not be inspired by such feelings. It seems interesting that people use a different standard here.

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It’s a second-hand emotion.

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The typical non-thinking average religious person has been conceptually poisoned by the controlling and conservative Keep-It-The-Way-It-Was Freaks who do not want to loose their good thing and don’t mind keeping caring people as their prisoners in order to maintain the controller’s way of life.

why, in 2015, is this an issue?

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While I understand the sentiment, even agree with it on a certain level, don’t fool yourself into thinking that homosexuals, both male and female, are immune from fantasizing about straight people they find attractive. Sexual fantasy is just part of human nature, and there’s no harm in it. The same can’t be said about arresting two people for kissing.

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