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    From: http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-te...0,332651.story

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah - Four teenagers were cited by police in American Fork after they rapped their order at a McDonald's drive-thru. The boys said the drive-thru worker was not amused and asked them to leave. American Fork police found the teens at a parking lot during a high school volleyball game and issued them a citation for being disorderly in public. An officer said this means the teens created public fear or a public scene and that continuing to rap when they were asked to repeat their order was enough to issue a citation.

    The teens said an employee got their plate number and must have called police as they were leaving. They also said they did not think they were breaking the law while rapping their order.

    "It's just a joke. Honestly they didn't need to take it this far. It's not a big deal." said Gage Christensen, 17, one of the teens involved in the rap.

    FOX 13 News called the McDonald's in American Fork and the night manager said the teens were cursing and disrupting business. The teens said that is not true and they were the only ones in the drive-thru.

    "Who gives tickets to high school teenagers for rapping into a microphone at McDonalds? Who does this?" said a mother of one of the teens, Sharon Dauwalder. "I just don't understand why or how this could have been blown out of proportion."

    Thousands nationwide have made their own drive-thru rap videos and posted them on YouTube.

  • #2
    Okay... I dislike most if not all rape, but this is ridiculous!

    If they really were the only customers present, and weren't screaming profanities, I think some overreactions took place. However if they were... they deserved what they got.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Munlaw
      There is more to the story guys, when I was reading two Utah online newspapers last night looking for more news on that Rydalch/Stockton BS, I read this story too, the group of teens failed to leave the property when twice asked by the manager...

      Just as it is in Utah, up here it's a non-criminal ticket-able violation to fail leave a property when directed by owner or his employees ...
      Okay if there's more to the story, then I'll be more inclined to side with the citing officer.

      I must be getting old though... I have more soft spots than I remember, and I'm not talking about my beer belly.

      -SC
      Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
      - G. M. Trevelyan

      B.S. Business Administration - Texas A&M 1990
      MPA - University of Texas Dallas 2004
      Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice - American Military University 2006
      Graduate Certificate in Accounting - University of Dallas 2008
      Various Graduate Credits - UoP
      MA Christian Ministry Chaplaincy Dallas Baptist University 20%
      DPA Valdosta State 30%

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      • #4
        http://forums.officer.com/forums/
        Last edited by Nobody; 11-06-2009, 04:02 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nobody View Post
          thank you, internet, for all that you do to advance our country...and indeed all of mankind
          Aww c'mon, the original McDonald's rap video still makes me laugh. You gotta watch the whole thing.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvK-GLupgIw&feature=fvsr

          "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SleepyCop View Post
            Okay... I dislike most if not all rape...


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            • #7
              Originally posted by SleepyCop View Post
              Okay... I dislike most if not all rape, but this is ridiculous!
              Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and take the extremist view and say that I dislike ALL rape. Flame me all you want, but that's just how I feel about the matter.
              "No one can make you feel like a turd without your permission." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SleepyCop View Post
                Okay... I dislike most if not all rape, but this is ridiculous!



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                Quote of The Day LOL

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                • #9
                  So they rapped the order, did they buy anything? If they did then hey, its sales, keep on rappin in the burger line if they(mcdonalds) are making money.
                  "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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                  • #10
                    When I've taught journalism writing classes, this is the sort of article I like to use as an example of inserting bias in reporting out of a desire to tell a clever story.

                    The news headline reads:

                    "Utah Teens Cited For Rapping Order at McDonald's."

                    Except they were not cited for rapping. They were cited for refusing to leave the premises. Two very different things.

                    As a result of this deceptive headline and resulting focus of the story lede, the rapping becomes the primary issue and, by inference, law enforcement is unnecessarily demonized. The subtext of this article, as a result of the biased slant, is that police officers are petty, narrow-minded, and oppressive. The reader comments on the Fox13 website only underscores this.

                    A more accurate headline would have been:

                    "Teens Cited for Disorderly Conduct at McDonalds."

                    The rapping should not have been mentioned until well into the body of the story because that's not a key issue. It matters not if they rapped, tap-danced, sang opera, or pantomimed. They were asked to place their order, and they did not, then they were asked to leave, and they did not.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dh91040 View Post
                      When I've taught journalism writing classes, this is the sort of article I like to use as an example of inserting bias in reporting out of a desire to tell a clever story.

                      The news headline reads:

                      "Utah Teens Cited For Rapping Order at McDonald's."

                      Except they were not cited for rapping. They were cited for refusing to leave the premises. Two very different things.
                      this.

                      A more accurate headline would have been:

                      "Teens Cited for Disorderly Conduct at McDonalds."

                      Okay, that is what I was wondering. Thanks for the clarification.
                      "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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                      • #12
                        Another indication that rappers have poor taste.
                        Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                        Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          You guys still like Will Smith's raps though right?



                          ...Just the two of us...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DAL View Post
                            Another indication that rappers have poor taste.
                            They were trying to get food from McD's....they have no taste!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LAChief View Post
                              They were trying to get food from McD's....they have no taste!
                              Absolutely!
                              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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