Posted: 6:05 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Mom arrested for dropping ‘F-bombs’ on kids 

By George Mathis

‘Cussing’ around children may make you a poor role model, but it can also land you in jail.

A South Carolina mom was arrested while shopping for groceries after another woman heard her dropping the “F-bomb,” reports Augusta’s ABC station.

The police report indicates Danielle Wolf, 22, was shopping at Kroger in North Augusta when she told her kids to “stop squishing the [expletive] bread.”

Wolf was arrested in front of her children and husband and charged with disorderly conduct. According to ABC, North Augusta has a law on the books that makes it a misdemeanor to use profanity or “bawdy” language where anyone else can hear it.

If Atlanta police enforced such a law, many Braves fan at Turner Field would be arrested this season.

The woman who overheard Wolf cursing would not sign a written statement for police, but did say hearing Wolf’s language reminded her of her abusive childhood.

The young mother, who dressed for her TV interview in a “Sons of Anarchy” T-shirt, said she was yelling at her husband, who allegedly was throwing frozen pizzas in the shopping cart and crushing the bread, not her children.

“I didn’t harm nobody. I didn’t hurt nobody. The lady said she was having a bad day. So, because you’re having a bad day you’re going to ruin somebody’s life?” said Wolf.

Wolf has a court appearance Sept. 12, and will likely pay a small fine. So, it is doubtful her life has been ruined.

Wolf should thank her lucky stars she’s not in Missouri. I shudder to think what Ferguson police would do to a cussing momma.

More news from Thursday’s tour of the Internet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113 comments
metitotktodd
metitotktodd

Thanks to Republicans for turning this country into a Police State.  That is Bush and Cheney's sick legacy.  Turning this country into a Police State in response to 9/11.

Domina8r
Domina8r

What a potty mouthed MF.

WiseSeeker
WiseSeeker

Shew! Glad he wasn't crushing the children!... "The young mother...said she was yelling at her husband, who allegedly was throwing frozen pizzas in the shopping cart and crushing the bread, not her children."

DarrenHoffman
DarrenHoffman

What was the author thinking with that last graph? Very inappropriate and lame attempt at humor.

zekeI
zekeI

The law makers in N. Augusta just took the first place award for STUPID!

RULooney
RULooney

Your article was interesting.

Until the last line.  I've got to say it was lame at best.
Why would you compare the two incidents.  First of all,
that police officer in Ferguson hasn't even had a chance to defend himself.  The details aren't in.

I'm sure by looking at your picture that you've been around long enough to hear the old phrase
"always two sides to the story".  Why would you stoke more racial bias and put another dart in the
the American way of "innocent until proven guilty".

Have you seen the picture of the "gentle giant" Brown kid.
Sitting there flagging a bird.  You know every eulogy I hear makes the deceased sound like an angel even
if they lived like the devil. I didn't know Brown but I do see the picture. 

You are doing more harm than good to our society by stoking this kind of behavior and
sometimes I'm ashamed to have people like you as peers who ought to know better.  You're helping to create
a virtual race war here in America.  President Obama when he criticized that police officer who arrested the professor years ago was also in error.  So they had a beer together and made it all good.  Bull.....  it's not all good.
People like you for some reason are deluded into thinking that you're walking some straight and righteous civil
rights line.  You'd do our society much more good if you would find a way to compel the African American culture to raise their children with dads, rules and morality, preferably by the scriptures.  If you're not a believer you won't
understand and I'm glad I'm using a digital format instead of wasting ink and paper.

I'm sure you're just a delightful fella, but man you've got your thinking screwed up.

BRWMT3
BRWMT3

No, her life isn't ruined.  But she'll be left with an arrest record.  How ridiculous.  Assuming the story is accurate, she let fly an obscenity out of frustration.  Poor manners and a bad mothering moment?  Yes.  Arrest-worthy?  No.  The woman who was offended needed to have the moral fortitude either to ask the woman to stop using obscenities, speak to a manager, or walk away.  And if it was, in fact, a one-time utterance, none of the above would even be necessary.  Yeah, I prefer my children not hear the f-bomb at the grocery store, but it's not like this mother went on a profanity-riddled rant.  She swore.  Once.  I'm more offended at the grocery store by the tabloid garbage presented to my children at precisely their eye level while we wait in line to check out.

Belle8
Belle8

O.C.G.A. 16-11-39 (2010)
16-11-39. Disorderly conduct

(4) Without provocation, uses obscene and vulgar or profane language in the presence of or by telephone to a person under the age of 14 years.

Georgia does have this law.  

warfalcon
warfalcon

someonesdad--you most not be a real dad-that could be your son in Ferguson-i`m sorry your son is WHITE and the police do not kill WHITE BOYS just BLACK BOYS.

Laurie1113
Laurie1113

Wow.   Are you serious?  What does Ferguson have to do with this story?  I guess georgey boy was mad that he had to write about local Georgia news rather than come up with his own "provocative" piece about what's going on in Missouri.  Based on his little passive provocative dig above, I would say that the AJC made the right choice by leaving the "real" reporting for the big league boys.

jamesmp
jamesmp

Here is an example where the law was not followed. The store manager should have told the woman to leave the store. A simple remark with a cuss word isnt nice to hear but isnt breaking any law. We still have the constitution that guarantees our right to free speech. When on private property the owner/manager simply kicks someone out. Only upon refusal can they call police and have them arrested.


Ferguson has nothing to do with this story. 

someonesdad
someonesdad

Ridiculous.  Ferguson police would do NOTHING to a cussing momma.  Unless she was threatening them, of course, as Mike mostly likely was.  I blame the victim's parents for what happened in Ferguson.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

Good post George.  Obviously, generating some discussion.  A good study (Psychology PhD thesis) would be to characterize those who feel this need to coarsen our culture.  The Peace and Freedom crowd of the 60's did get infiltrated by a small group who thought they could demonstrate their freedom from 50's conformity by continually shouting F over and over.  It didn't take then and it is not accomplishing anything now.  I suppose this is an attempt by the rejected (along with piercings, Tattoos, unpleasant music, graffiti, anonymous blogging of inappropriate hate messages, trolling for race baiting, etc.) that the unloved have taken to in an effort to express their frustrations and anger.  Talk-therapy and psychiatric medications would be covered by their health insurance and should be recommended.

clewis564
clewis564

I wish more if this would happen. It's never okay to drop f-bombs or other curse words at or around children. A kid makes a mistake and he gets cussed at by his patents? They've been in earth 5,6 or 7 years and they're "supposed to know better?" Kids aren't born 35. Many grown folks don't have good sense. C'mon people. We can do much better.

goblue86
goblue86

I'd hate to see what the business owners in Ferguson have to deal with regarding people breaking into their stores and stealing their goods, even black store owners.  Because nothing makes a positive impact after a black kid is shot and killed by police like robbing stores, including stores of black owners.

goblue86
goblue86

way to play the race card, George...saw nothing in the article about race.

dogbone
dogbone

If people would just have the common decency not to use such harsh foul language in puplic, there would be no need to have a prohibitive law.  As for me, I do not appreciate hearing it when children are around.

RULooney
RULooney

I just got an email from George Mathis.  I apologized because I "mis-read" what he was trying to say in his article.  He was comparing the cussing woman's problems with the families and cops problems in Ferguson.  It wasn't clear what he was trying to do, but sorry, George.  This country is at a high level of anxiety over all the racial junk going on.  I'm sick of it and don't see any end in sight.  It's way out of control........

stripesofzebra
stripesofzebra

@BRWMT3 Disorderly Conduct is something that will get you arrested will it not?


SECTION 16-17-530. Public disorderly conduct. 

Any person who shall (a) be found on any highway or at any public place or public gathering in a grossly intoxicated condition or otherwise conducting himself in a disorderly or boisterous manner, (b) use obscene or profane language on any highway or at any public place or gathering or in hearing distance of any schoolhouse or church or (c) while under the influence or feigning to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor, without just cause or excuse, discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm while upon or within fifty yards of any public road or highway, except upon his own premises, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days. 

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-558; 1952 Code Section 16-558; 1949 (46) 466; 1968 (55) 2842; 1969 (56) 153.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Belle8  Thanks for educating those of us who apparently need a little rounding out.  Good work.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Laurie1113  What does Ferguson, MO have to do with this story?   When Officer Darren Wilson drove up beside Michael Brown and said "get the F out of the street" he used 'fighting words' and unprofessional demeanor.  He suggested to Brown that he was an inferior person who could be spoken to in a derogatory manner without consequences.  That is called assault in a court of law.

pumpkinj
pumpkinj

@Laurie1113 Isn't this an opinion piece? Maybe I'm wrong....but I thought he was entitled to comment in his own opinion...such harsh comments simply for a comparison. Some people are sooo sensitive when it comes to the truth about racial injustice...let me guess what race YOU are....smdh

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@jamesmp  What does Ferguson, MO have to do with this story?   When Officer Darren Wilson drove up beside Michael Brown and said "get the F out of the street" he used 'fighting words' and unprofessional demeanor.  He suggested to Brown that he was an inferior person who could be spoken to in a derogatory manner without consequences.  That is called assault in a court of law.

pumpkinj
pumpkinj

@someonesdad "as Mike most likely was"?? Can you spell "discrimination" spelling officer?? Were you there on the scene?? Would he have been "most likely" threatening if he was something other than black? A mind is such a terrible thing to waste.....

coj
coj

@dogbone Freedom of speech. Do bad words hurt you? Wound you? Or perhaps kill your children? People who make such a big deal over curse word that aren't even directed at them need to understand that the world does not revolve around their sensibilities. What a politically correct world you live in.

pumpkinj
pumpkinj

@stripesofzebra @warfalcon The truth hurts huh?? When have you heard of officers killing an unarmed white young man? Find a reference and post it if you have seen this instance....I compel you.  Wake up and realize the world we live in Zebra (an animal which is ironically Black & White).

Reggie_Ball
Reggie_Ball

@Ralph-43 


Assault??  How do you figure that?  There was no threat of bodily harm, implied or otherwise by saying 'Get the F out of the street'.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Ralph-43 @jamesmp

Let's see now, jamesmp ends his post with "Ferguson has nothing to do with this story."

You begin your reply to him with the following: "What does Ferguson, MO have to do with this story?" Then you fabricate something about derogatory language being an assault.

Hello?

You don't appear to have enough sense to post on a blog. Do us all a favor and STOP.

TtheP
TtheP

@pumpkinj @someonesdad The parents of a member of JROTC and planning to attend college  . . . which he would have started this last Monday yea . . . they're to blame . . . they must have been awful to point him in a pretty decent direction

JCatch22
JCatch22

@coj Only a socially inept neck-beard would use Freedom of Speech as an excuse to use the F-word around children.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@coj Your public cursing suggests that you are angry and, possibly, out of control.  The natural male impulse is to take you down and shut you up.  You are feeding escalating anger in the general public.  Freedom of speech?  Of course.  Freedom of assault?  Not so much.  Go ahead, make a fool of yourself and your associates.  Embarrass those around you and make sure there are no promotions or awards.  Schoolyard behavior (not allowed in your upbringing presumably) now displayed late in life suggests immaturity and lack of judgment.  Nobody wants you around. Will they give you a leadership role?  Of course not.  Maybe you figured that out already.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Reggie_Ball 'Fighting words'.  Any statement that suggests the possibility of physical assault and that the speaker is impaired in some manner and unable to control himself allows one to defend himself.  A cursing police office would of course have lost control and is known to be carrying a firearm.

coj
coj

@JCatch22 @coj Only a jack-booted thug would want to censor my words because they are so harmful to their existence. Poor pitiful thing.

coj
coj

@Ralph-43 @coj If the curse word wasn't spoken to you in anger, where is this supposed assault coming from? If you can't handle it, don't listen and go away. Simple. You have no right to censor me or tell me what I can or can't say when it isn't even directed at you.

Reggie_Ball
Reggie_Ball

@Ralph-43 @Reggie_Ball There was not threat of bodily harm and 'fighting words' is not an established legal precedence.  Do you even know what the 'F word' means??  It sure doesn't have anything to do with fighting.

JCatch22
JCatch22

@coj the only pitiful thing here is that people like you are allowed to reproduce.

JCatch22
JCatch22

@coj Do you have Asperger's, or are you simply a socially clueless toolbag?

RangeRover
RangeRover

@coj

Run that vulgar mouth in front of my two daughters and you'll be hoping for the police to intervene!

Amazing that out of a million sperm cells you we're the fastest to the egg!

someonesdad
someonesdad

@coj @Ralph-43 Sure I can.  Use such language in front of my kid and there will be a confrontation.

coj
coj

@JCatch22 @coj Oh, oh. Too late. They are well adjusted and contributing members of society even though exposed to my occasional cursing.

coj
coj

@RangeRover @coj Love the courage, bravery and gusto for violence on the internet.


And if you think you are insulting me about being the fastest, you're wrong. Thank you.

coj
coj

@someonesdad @coj @Ralph-43 You'd start a confrontation over the F word? What a wonderful example to teach your children.


Maybe talking to your children about the word and why they could just ignore it when they hear it is not an option, huh? But a confrontation is? 


I smile at your threat. Especially on the internet.

JCatch22
JCatch22

@coj @JCatch22 And they probably have zero respect for other people as well, just like you.

RULooney
RULooney

@coj @someonesdad @Ralph-43 Someones Dad is right, you are a fool.  Arrogant and obnoxious.  It's all about you isn't it?  You are a perfect example of the the moral-less, clueless "me" centered society that we have become.  You seem clever to yourself by your little lines of sarcasm and think more highly of yourself than you ought.  Forget about race, words, PC or anything else, you better start thinking about what your Creator thinks about you.  I ain't no judge but I am an observer and by what I see if things don't change drastically you're journey ain't gonna be a pleasant one.   BTW, don't bother to respond with your freedom of speech, 'cause I have the freedom to ignore idiots.

JCatch22
JCatch22

@coj I bet you don't even have children.  And if you do, I feel sorry for their souls having to deal with a clueless father like you.

coj
coj

@JCatch22 @coj They think for themselves and are successful citizens. Respect is a two way street. Respect for other people also includes tolerance which you seem to lack. If you are so offended by a curse word then you must have some internal issues you need to resolve. Why do you need to control the speech of others when you can use your free speech rights to counter theirs? It is a parent's duty and obligation to teach their children how to grow up in the real world. And that includes exposure to curse words. You can control how you and your children react to words that actually can't harm you.

coj
coj

@JCatch22 @coj I pity the brood you may have produced. Do you do their thinking for them, too?