Skip to comments.Man caught on video making fun of girl with cerebral palsy sentenced to jail
Posted on 11/29/2012 4:21:09 AM PST by Morgana
CANTON, Ohio -
A northeast Ohio man caught on video apparently making fun of a young girl with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to a month in jail.
William Bailey, 43, was sentenced to the maximum sentence after pleading no contest Tuesday to reduced misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing, court officials said.
Bailey was caught on cellphone video at a school bus stop making fun of how the 10-year-old disabled girl walks. The video was then widely disseminated on the Internet and local TV news, the (Canton) Repository reported
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if he wasnt making fun of the girl then why apologize to her and her family?
Bailey is a 1st class real life douche bag. But Jail? Comeon...Really judge?
Not to pick nits, but WTF? ‘aggravated menacing’?!
It’s true there is nothing you can’t do w/out getting locked-up if they so chose.
Now we can go to jail for mocking someone?
Yes, picking ona disable kid is reprehensible. No quarter given on that point. This guy deserves to get his butt kicked.
But jail? For hurt feelings? I am not sure that is a direction we want to go.
Yep and that was the reduced charge. My my how far we have fallen.
I actually don’t have a problem jailing any grown man who does this to any 10 yr old let alone a disabled child.
Although justice would be him getting his butt severely kicked.
Idicates judicial system is f’ed up and based on touchy feely BS.
Guy thought it was a joke and obviously defended himself and lost.
Should a got an attny.
This judge needs to be removed, sentence appealed and town sued for some type of false incarceration.
“I actually dont have a problem”
Really,that statement is scary.
I would not want your “PC correct” butt on any jury.
“But jail? For hurt feelings? I am not sure that is a direction we want to go”
This would not have happened 50 years ago. A man harassing a child would have been confronted by other men, and that man would have been dealt with. Knowing this, the harassment would not likely have occurred.
Our society has changed so much that anyone coming to the defense of the child may themselves have been attacked (verbally or violently) and with no assurance they would be backed up. Or, if someone did step in, they may have been arrested or even sued.
Society is slowly evolving to where the only real punishment available is being arrested and sent to jail.
We once had a social compact with each other, obey societies rules or the community will deal with it.
Civil societies can exist only when the majority understand and obey the rules of living together. We are no longer a civil society.
Unfortunately the law is a poor substitute for individuals not doing bad things.
Our popular culture praises and rewards bad behavior so we should not be surprised when people behave badly.
aww so sorry to scare you. perhaps you should avoid doing this to a 10 yr old
Oh and its not PC to find this kind of behavior deplorable
Finding his actions deplorable is one thing; finding them illegal is quite another.
this kind of behavior IS deplorable..
But, is it criminal?
As CIB-173RDABN put it so well, if someone were stupid enough to do this 50 years ago they’d get their butt kicked.
Today that would lead to your arrest and jailing. So what other punishment can be applied to people who do stuff like this?
Behavior this can scar children for life. He should have been charged with child abuse.
You are a tyrant. Hope that doesn’t hurt your feelings.
I’m not 10, have at it sport.
You don’t scare me your selective PC mind set does.
The behavior is deplorable,agreed.
The judicial reaction was and is PC and taken to appease the locals and you indicated by your posting, you fully supported those PC actions.
Thats what scares me.
I think you’re just sensitive and fragile.
Jail for being a moron? If people are to be put in jail for being morons, I found over 60,000,000 less than a month ago.
He’s a disgusting crud, but you can’t throw people in jail for that reason alone. Making fun of a crippled child is about as low as it gets, but it still does not qualify for getting thrown in the slammer.
The problem is that if we are now jailing people for being major league a-holes, then how many Freepers are headed to the Big House? :)
The sad part is how many will agree with this sentence. People don’t understand where this leads.Next think you know people are getting jail time for mean looks.
If it had been my daughter, or son for that matter with cp,being arrested would have ben the least of his worries. I would have did my best to put him in the hospital foe an exteneded stay.
From yer profile;
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Libera(l)
Defined by your posting,
Defense and Crime;100% Liberal
“...if someone were stupid enough to do this 50 years ago theyd get their butt kicked.”
Fifty years ago, this child might well have been locked up in an institution. Things have changed, thank G-d.
I saw this video on Fox this morning. It was despicable. There is such a thing as mental abuse and mental assault and this was damn sure it. I would have broken his kneecaps and he would have walked funny for the rest of his life.
now yer a stalker
I’m already married
Your response is spot on.
WELL SAID!! Applicable in so many other arenas of bad behaviour as well. To examine the other side of the coin.... “we” have allowed seemingly normal acts to be CRIMINALIZED to the extent that if by-standers DO act...they are usually liable, and sued, and end up the loosers. So, who can blame them for NOT stepping in? I agree with you 100%, but that’s how a lot of people think, and I can’t blame them.
Sounds like judicial Calvin Ball.
However, I would sentence the guy to be handcuffed and leg-shackeled, in a soundproof and locked room, for 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
With the girl's dad, a blowtorch, and a pair of pliers.
Cruel? Yes. Criminal? No.
This jerk should have been taught some manners the old-fashioned way: a sound thumping by a citizen with some sense of decency.
He’s a douche-bag all right, but deserve jail time. Hell, no. He should be ridiculed for his insensitivity. Of course, you can see where this will go; this is something the left will love to utilize. Take for example Susan Rice. That could be constituted as “mocking” or hate speech or what have you, and BOOM—off to jail. It will become a way to silence critics.
Thanks for passing the 100’s of 1000’s of laws we have to obey and be ground under daily.
Won’t you come home, Bill Bailey?
I agree with those who say no jail, it should not be a crime to be an a-hole, and if it becomes one, then how come the Vice President is a free man?
It will become a way to silence critics.
Exactly,It has roots in Alinsky type tactics and some let their feelings fog their vision of freedom.
If that isn’t PC what is?
So sorry you can’t pick on 10 yr old disabled children. I’m sure that hurts your feelings.
“It will become a way to silence critics.”
There are a million ways they can silence critics already. Ever heard of the IRS? Hate cries?
But you’d prefer we tolerate child abuse.
With this one sentence you got right to the root of the judge's actions and its ultimate multipication effects.
Anything else is beanbag.
It's Alinsky and anti-Constitutional all the way.
The girl’s Dad may well be a gentleman,and the creep would escape any punishment.
the punishment phase should be left to less sensitive people,such as myself.
There is a difference between abhorrent behaviour and criminal behaviour. This man is juvenile and cruel. But unless he was threatening the girl, he did nothing criminal.
This is a scary reminder that just below the surface of our justice system is mob rule. Do something that people find disgusting and loathsome (like this man did) and society will brand you a criminal (ie, take your freedom).
Hell that means we can get rid of most of Congress and the Federal government. That sounds good to me.
What is this clown doing at a school bus stop in the middle of the day.Can you say unemployed pedophile?
“Cruel? Yes. Criminal? No. This jerk should have been taught some manners the old-fashioned way: a sound thumping by a citizen with some sense of decency.”
No one but no one not even the Patterson film caught a Sasquatch in the act of eating,
A Man For All Seasons (1966)
Margaret More: Father, that man's bad. Sir Thomas More: There's no law against that. William Roper: There is: God's law. Sir Thomas More: Then God can arrest him.
This sentence is way over the top. Rude behavior needs a sincere apology, not jail time.
Not out-of-control Police State Uber Alles!
I suppose you're OK with the Fibbies stealing your tax dollars to fund the 15-person squad working round-the-clock, 7 days a week to investigate Jill Kelley's emails, because of the possible security implications for The State?
Don't worry, though - they'll wrap things up in January or February...