Woman arrested for disorderly conduct for cursing (Section 16-17-530 [b])
Woman says she is considering moving back to Ohio
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NORTH AUGUSTA — A woman’ stay in South Carolina may be a very short one.
Danielle Wolf moved to Aiken County three weeks ago, but she already wants out.
This, after she was arrested for disorderly conduct for using the word “fuck” in front of her children.
“He was like, ‘You’re under arrest’…right in front of kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers.” said Ms. Wolf, of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety deputy who arrested her.
She says a woman shopping in the store followed Ms. Wolf and her family. “She’s like, ‘you said the f-word’, and I’m like, ‘when did I say this to my kids?” Wolf told us.
According to the incident report, Ms. Wolf was shopping at Kroger with her kids, going down the bread aisle, when they kept squeezing the bread and that’s when she said the word that got her arrested.
The woman who complained later said that she did not want to press charges, but by that time, it was too late.
In many states, law enforcement does reserve the right to arrest a person for cursing in public, as covered under disorderly conduct, obscenity or public indecency laws. In South Carolina, that is covered under Section 16-17-530:
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.
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Aiken protests ISIS
AIKEN — A terrorist group who is threatening to take over Iraq was the focus of a protest in Aiken.
Aiken’s residents took to the streets to protest the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is known as ISIS, a terrorist group that has killed and displaced thousands of Iraqis.
“If these pictures don’t get your blood going you have no blood in your body,” said Sunny O’Donovan, an Aiken County resident.
Sunny’s husband, Claude O’Donovan, organized the protest. He told the crowd, “I couldn’t pick up a rifle to go over there and fight. But what I could do is at least shout.”
A Level 3 emergency has been declared for Iraq by the United Nations due to the killings and displacements of Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and other Muslims. That is the highest level of emergency the multinational public agency has.
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