Lower bond ordered for woman jailed for cursing

A Michigan judge has ordered bond reduced from $5,000 to $500 for an Indiana woman charged with contempt for cursing.
AP Wire
Dec 30, 2012


LaRue Ford, 49, was expected to pay the lower bond and earn her release Friday from jail.

Ford was charged with contempt after Berrien County District Court clerks overheard her using profanity while trying to settle an issue related to a 2004 traffic ticket.

An American Civil Liberties Union attorney said Ford "essentially muttered a swear word to herself" on Dec. 4 as she was leaving the clerk's office in Niles, just north of the Indiana state line.

Ford was later charged with contempt and jailed Dec. 18 after her bond was revoked because she could not show a permanent address in Indiana.


Walking Alive

There once was a lady in Niles
to our faces she brought us smiles
she said to the court clerk
gee, you're an effin jerk
now she's off to the slammer and trials


There once was a person from Grand Haven,
who wrote verse bout a lady misbehaven,
it sure made me smile
and I thought all the while
something LessThanAmused won't be crav'n


Now THAT'S funny! Touché!


Now Thats Funny, How Much Is the Fine For Swearing Or Cursing In Public, $50.00


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