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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

A Window Into Deviant Behavior

     In July 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida, 30-year-old Cori E. Ward and her 17-year-old daughter were in a physician's office during which time the mother allegedly videoed her daughter lick a tongue dispenser then return the tainted diagnostic tool to the medical supply cabinet. The mother, in an act representing a degree of stupidity difficult to imagine, posted the disgusting incident on social media. While such anti-social behavior cannot be understood within the realm of rational or intelligent thought, it was perhaps inspired by a Lufkin, Texas girl who, a week earlier, had been recorded opening a tub of ice cream and licking its contents before returning the product to its Walmart cooler.

     Not long after Cori Ward posted her daughter's contamination of the tongue dispenser, a local prosecutor charged her with felony tampering with a consumer product without regard to possible death or bodily injury. Because the suspect was a minor her case would be handled through the juvenile court system.

     Social media has created a platform for new genres of deviant and stupid behavior committed by what appears to be a growing number of misfits, malcontents, and profoundly unhappy people. 

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately a sign of the times when a growing number of people take an unholy delight in rebellion and anarchy. Defiance and hatred for what is kind and good breeds chaos.