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Disabled animals get reprieve from slaughter while babies do not

Posted in Euthanasia, Euthanesia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2016 by saynsumthn

As abortion continues to target the disabled for a tortuous death, a disabled steer in Texas has received a reprieve after activists speak out. Oatmeal, the blind steer was scheduled for slaughter after being auctioned in Texas at the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Sale of Champions.

According to news reports, Oatmeal’s story struck a nerve among animal rights activists, vegans and others.

Oatmeal Steer Cow Abortion

The Fort Worth Star Telegraph reported what happened next:

    “As activists took to social media in an effort to rescue the steer, Oatmeal waited at a feedlot in South Texas.

    “Now he is bound for College Station, where he was expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday, said state Rep. Charlie Geren, vice president of the Stock Show, who worked the deal with A&M Chancellor John Sharp.”

Oatmeal Steer Cow FB

In an effort to save Oatmeal, one supporter commented:

    “That poor steer. He trusted humans his entire life, and now, trustingly, he will go with them and be led to his death. How very sad.”

I am an animal lover and I understand the compassion that anyone would have toward this animal. But, what I cannot understand is the complete disconnect many in society have towards the disabled preborn child, a human baby, selected for abortion. You know, one of the reasons we legalized abortion on demand in America was because we believed that a child with medical issues was of less value than a so-called healthy one. And, sadly, this idea was introduced by many American churches whose abortion resolutions led the way for the language which was later written into the Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Today, many of those religious institutions have repented and reversed their stand to oppose abortion, but, tragically, the damage was already done.

Today, disabled preborn children are some of the most vulnerable children in the United States. Pregnant mothers are often pressured into aborting these children by medical “professionals” who believe the life of a disabled preborn child is not worth saving. In many cases, the diagnoses rendered is not nearly as horrific as pregnant women are led to believe. But, even when the diagnosis proves as tragic as expected does that give us the right to devalue that life and send that child to slaughter like an animal?

And, this kind of inhumane targeting is not reserved only for preborn children in the womb. In fact, because of the way we view these children, they remain vulnerable even after they are born and even when they are so-called “wanted” by their parents.

Simon  inspired Simon's Law

Simon inspired Simon’s Law

Enter little Simon Crosier who was labeled by the medical establishment as “incompatible with life” after he was born with Trisomy 18. His mother, Sheryl Crosier said doctors encouraged her to have an abortion when her 20 week ultrasound revealed that their unborn son might have a cleft lip, she refused. But, even though Sheryl and her husband wanted Simon, he died December 3, 2010, 88 ½ days after his birth, after health care workers refused to medically treat him as any other child. The couple discovered this after they reviewed his medical records.

Today, Sheryl warns parents that this could happen to any child at any age. She said that a child could fall off a bicycle and hit their head or end up in the ICU after a car accident.

    “Are you going to allow your physician that you met for the first time to determine the value of your child? Or do you want to be the one making their medical decisions? Parents need to realize their parental rights can be taken away and violated.”

As a result of Simon’s tragic and unnecessary death, in December of 2014, the couple attempted unsuccessfully to get Simon’s Law passed in the state of Missouri. On February 16, 2016 Simon’s Law was again introduced in the Missouri state legislature by State Rep Bill Kidd. HB1915, which has yet to make it out of Committee, has two basic components. First a health care facility must let a patient, resident or a prospective patient or resident know if they have a futility policy that will limit care in any way. Second, a do-not-resuscitate order cannot be placed in a minor child’s medical file without the written permission of at least one parent or legal guardian.

Sheryl told Live Action News that a similar law in Kansas will be heard there this week. SB437, also dubbed Simon’s Law was introduced on February 10th is expected to be heard Thursday March 3, 2016 by the Kansas Committee on Public Health and Welfare. She said that she is optimistic that the law will pass but stressed that the law needs to be adopted nationally.

    “There is a need for ‪Simons Law‬ nationwide. In many hospitals across ‪‎America‬ it is legal for a ‪‎child‬ to be denied life-sustaining care and for a ‘‪‎Do Not Resuscitate‬’ order (‪‎DNR‬) to be placed on a child’s medical chart without parental knowledge or consent.”

Simon and Sheryl Crosier

Simon and Sheryl Crosier

Sheryl is encouraging everyone to sign Simon’s Law Petition and she is looking to get this law into other states. “This is happening everywhere. Parents deserve to know what is going on with their child,” she said.

If anyone is interested in filing Simon’s Law in their state, Sheryl said that they can contact her by e-mail at and they can get updates on Simon’s Law by following them on Facebook and on their website.

Mom of Down Syndrome son”How many parents have been this lucky?”

Posted in Down Syndrome with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2016 by saynsumthn

I have never, ever regretted that he was born with an extra chromosome. He’s exactly the way he is,” those are the words of the loving mother of a Down syndrome son who was recently featured in a Texas paper. Women who are told their preborn child has Down syndrome are often pressured into an abortion, something advocates of these precious people call a horrible and violent form of discrimination.

Shelley and COnnor Moore

Over the Christmas holiday, the Ft Worth Star Telegram did a feature on mother Shelley Moore which brought me to tears. The love that this 50 year-old single mother has for her 20 year-old son jumped off the pages as I read through the Telegram’s report. It was apparent that the reporter was also moved by the love between son Conner David Moore, who not only has Down syndrome but heart issues and autism and his mother and described it this way, “[Shelley] changes her son’s diaper, feeds him and talks to him in a loving language that only the two of them fully understand.

Connor is the love of my life,” Shelley told the paper. Connor has had four open heart surgeries and three pacemakers. Despite the fact that Connor requires 24 hour care, his mother calls him “such a joy to be around everyday.” The American Airlines flight attendant who also calls her son a “special little gift” said her job gives her the flexibility to spend lots of time with Connor.

    “Parenting a special-needs child is not an easy task. It takes every ounce of your being.

    “… What this precious boy gives to me is far beyond anything I could have dreamed of. For the most part, I have forfeited my social life to be Conner’s everything — simply because he is my everything. My only child, the circle of life ends here for us.”

Shelley told the paper that there is a lot of work involved in having a child like Connor. She gets up and goes to sleep on his schedule and refers to Connor as “God’s little angel.” The mother who said she did the story because she wanted, “to help other parents, single or not, to be encouraged about the job you have been given and the reward that comes with that job,” called the time she has had with Connor “borrowed time from God.” Connor faces some serious heart issues but Shelley said they have seen many “medical miracles.”

Shelley Moore said that she considers herself lucky to have her Down syndrome son Connor, “I have never, ever regretted that he was born with an extra chromosome. He’s exactly the way he is,” Moore told the Telegram reporter.

    “If I could wave a wand and make Conner different, I would not even consider it.”

    “This boy is beautiful. I see God in him every single day. How many parents have been this lucky?”

According to the Center for Disease Control ( CDC) Down syndrome remains the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome. This means that Down syndrome occurs in about 1 out of every 700 babies.

A 2012 academic review of published literature on pregnancy termination following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in the United States found that between 60 and 90 percent of fetal Down syndrome diagnoses lead to abortion. As a result, pro-lifers in Ohio have pushed lawmakers to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is terminating her pregnancy to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The New York Times reports that in 2013, North Dakota made it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion because of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. Indiana and South Dakota considered similar laws in 2015. Missouri is set to consider such a law in 2016.

According to the public research group Charlotte Lozier Institute there are no requirements to track abortions as a result of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome within the United States. Mark Bradford, president of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA, named after the father of modern genetics, which researches Down syndrome, says that 2015 research also published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics claims the population of those living with Down syndrome has been reduced by 30% between 1974 and 2010 due to prenatal diagnosis and abortion. A new blood test, which can predict if a preborn child will have Down syndrome earlier in the pregnancy has led many to fear that preborn Downs babies will become even more vulnerable to being aborted.

Bradford points out that prenatal testing may result in babies who are not Downs being aborted as well. The 2012 study shows that 67% of those who choose to abort a child with Down syndrome in the U.S. are aborting an otherwise “wanted child” solely because of the result of a prenatal diagnosis, and because they fear what the future may bring. In addition, according to Bradford, research reports indicate that some women are using the early Downs blood tests to make the decision to end their pregnancy without having the result confirmed. Bradford called the targeting of Down syndrome children with abortion the most horrible and violent form of discrimination:

    “Whatever the statistical realities may be, the number of those who choose abortion after a prenatal diagnosis is far too high. It should be none. To paraphrase the recently deceased disabilities rights activist, Dr. Adrienne Asch, the only thing prenatal diagnosis can provide is a first impression of who a child will be. Making such a radical decision as to end the life of a child based upon a first impression is a most horrible and violent form of discrimination. It has no place in an American society that is committed to ending discrimination in any form and that has intensified that effort for persons with disabilities over the last 25 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.”

(Read the Ft Worth Star Telegram report here.)

Wendy Davis: abortion of disabled daughter after 20 weeks is “love”

Posted in Wendy Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a twisted effort to elevate child killing a video featuring failed Texas Gubernatorial politician Wendy Davis claims killing a perborn child late in the pregnancy is an act of love.

Wendy Davis LOve abortion

When asked by Liz Plank if she thought abortion was a moral issue, Wendy Davis said, “I think abortion is a personal issue.” What else could she say when she ad admitted to an abortion herself?

Wendy Davis tells Plank that she chose to kill her own daughter with an abortion “out of love.” Her daughter was aborted after 20 weeks for a brain deformation.

In other words, her daughter was killed in the womb because she was disabled !

“I’ve had an abortion,” David says.

“I faced a very difficult choice in a pregnancy that was much wanted. Post 20 weeks when I discovered my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation or malformation. And, it was one of the most heart wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make. And I made my decision out of love.”

Let’s see what exactly is done to a preborn baby after 20 weeks that would make an abortion so loving.

PP Fetal develop 21 to 24 weeks

According to Planned Parenthood “D&E – dilation and evacuation – is the most common abortion method used. D&E is usually performed later than 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.”

Exactly what is a D+E abortion?

Planned Parenthood gives a very vague description on purpose $$$$

Listen to former abortion doctor Dr. Anthony Levatino explain it here:

Thanks to – there is another transcript of his explanation below:

A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose. You just made $600 cash in fifteen minutes.


So…let’s recap. To dismember a preborn disabled little girl baby in the womb is loving…according to Wendy Davis, who by the way, is now campaigning for Hillary Clinton with her blessing.

But if abortion is love what if anything is to be condemned? Ahhh yes….those who oppose dismembering the baby in the womb, I give you Wendy Davis again:

“The idea that a politician would step into that decision for me and displace my ability to do our of love what I knew was right for a daughter that I wanted very much is not only insulting it’s disgusting.”

You know who is really disgusting here? Wendy Davis is!

Disabled son signs “Daddy I love you” father realizes he is a person!

Posted in Disability, Personhood with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

NBC, whose reports lean towards the pro-abortion side, has done a touching story on a science teacher in Kentucky whose son is severely disabled.

Jeff Wright

In the report, Bob Dotson profiles Jeff Wright, a high school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, who shares the lessons in love he has learned from his son, Adam, who has Joubert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes him to harm himself.

Its a lecture without props that leads a lasting impression,” NBC correspondent Bob Dotson reports.

Bright’s son Adam was born with a rare combination of genes that only about 450 people in the world have.

Brights son adam

Adam Bright

Bright tells his students that they found out that Adam was blind. Adam cannot speak or walk or sit up and although he requires constant care Bright and his wife Nancy tell NBC that they focus on the good days.

“There’s not a day that goes by we don’t ask, why us?
” Bright tells NBC.

We have bad days – we have good days. You focus on the good days,” said Nancy.

Like the day Adam’s sister told him to get her doll for her and he smacked it.

I said- wait a minute,” says Bright.

If he can see the doll- then he can see.”

And Bright was right. Adam could see well enough to learn a little sign language.

Bright daddy I love you

And, one day, his arms formed a sentence, ” Daddy, I love you,” he signed.

And that is when Bright realized, “That he was a person.

Capable of a smile lit from the inside,” reports Dotson.

Bright Adam Smile

The NBC reporter asked Bright, “What has Adam taught the teacher?

If I can mean a little something to you and you can go and mean a little something to someone else. Then at least we have a purpose.” he answered.

Life can be unfair, love can make it better,” the NBC Correspondent ends the report.

Bright and adam

Watch interview here

Abortion is NEVER a humane, responsible choice

Posted in Abortion medical reasons, Disability, Pro-choice Logic, Trisomy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

If I told you that it was a good thing that I murdered my three-year-old daughter because, had I not done so, I would not have been willing to have my two-year-old son, what would you say?

Vistoria Barrett Twitter pic

Indianapolis resident, Victoria Barrett, basically says the same thing in an op-ed she submitted to the Indy Star over abortion legislation.

Senate Bill 334, was authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, Sen. Liz Brown, Sen. Amanda Banks and co-Authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse and the bill would “Prohibits a person from performing an abortion if the person knows that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion because of: (1) the sex of the fetus; or (2) a diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability. Makes it a Level 5 felony if a person knowingly or intentionally performs a sex selective abortion or an abortion conducted because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability. Provides for civil relief.”

Vistoria Barrett Tweet

It was in response to this legislation that prompted Barrett to write her letter of protest. Barrette claimed that if SB334 had existed when she carried her daughter, diagnosed with a Trisomy 13, her son would not exist today.

My daughter’s “disability,” Barrett writes, “caused her to develop hydrocephaly; a heart with a missing chamber; a malformed, open abdominal wall; a cleft lip and palate on both sides of her mouth; and club feet; is called, by the medical establishment, “incompatible with life.” It’s deemed as such for a reason: no child with a full trisomy 13 anomaly ever survives more than a few days after birth. The vast majority spontaneously abort — the medical term for miscarriage — on their own. But my daughter, despite developmental problems so severe no fetus could possibly survive them, was still alive in my womb at 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Barrett says clearly that she loved her daughter – yet- she also states that ending her life, “before her suffering worsened” was, “the only humane, responsible choice. It was the only choice that could possibly have been made out of love.”

When I first read this, I did a double take – are you kidding me?

Who would actually accept this reasoning?

Abortion has so affected our culture that we have lost the ability to reason. In reality, if a mother wrote a letter admitting that she ended the life of her born daughter – we’d be outraged.

We do not know the exact time Barrett aborted her unborn daughter nor the procedure used to end her life.

But according to WebMD, at 15 weeks the most likely procedure used is Dilation and Evacuation or D+E.

They describe it this way:

    Pass a grasping instrument (forceps) into the uterus to grasp larger pieces of tissue. This is more likely in pregnancies of 16 weeks or more and is done before the uterine lining is scraped with a curette.
    Use a curved instrument (curette) to gently scrape the lining of the uterus and remove tissue in the uterus.
    Use suction. This may be done as a final step to make sure the uterine contents are completely removed.

That “loving, humane” D+E procedure is described by a former abortionist below:

What if, instead of writing about her 15 week unborn daughter, Barrett had said that ending the life of her 15-year-old daughter by ripping her diseased riddled body apart limb from limb, was “human, responsible, and loving?” What would we say?

To Barrett, protecting disabled children in the womb is an attack on- guess who? HER!

In fact, a quick google search turns up a blog where Ms. Barrett writes about her “loving and humane choice.”

But, instead of referring to her beloved and suffering daughter, she calls her, “a 15-week gestated fetus admitting, “I didn’t know how to grieve a half-formed human I had never met, and I felt like a tremendous failure.”

The surgeon had been concerned that it wouldn’t be possible to dilate my cervix sufficiently to remove a 15-week gestated fetus because I had never delivered a child. He wanted to be sure to use as much laminaria as possible, which turned out to be five sticks. I laid on the table, stoic, angry, as long as I could before I cried. The pain, already, before the seaweed began its work, radiated from the core of my being. It felt like nothing I had ever imagined,” Barrett wrote.

Vistoria Barrett abortion

About the moment Barret ended her daughter’s life, she writes:

    “The rest of the week went about as you might imagine: by morning I was fully dilated; we waited for five hours at the understaffed hospital before the 20-minute procedure began; a nurse insisted, on my behalf, on conscious sedation at a minimum. I walked into the operating room, was provided a stepping stool to get myself onto the sterile table under the blinding, hot lights, like stage lights. It seemed so odd that the operating room had a panoramic view of the city out enormous windows. The actual termination was over in a blink, painless, mostly a relief. And then our daughter was gone.

    “After my head cleared, for about an hour I felt a strange bodily elation, as though I could turn cartwheels right then and there. When the surgeon finally arrived to talk before we checked out, he asked, “Can you already tell you’re not pregnant?” I could.”

Barrett questions Holdman’s motives in sponsoring the bill by calling it, “mandated torture of the mothers.”

Really Ms. Barrett? YOU were the tortured one here?

Barrett’s words offer no compassion towards the many children with various levels of disability having protection – none!

After all, as Barrett states in her letter to the Indy-Star, “If I had been forced to carry my daughter until she spontaneously aborted — or worse, until she was delivered, suffered tremendously, and died in my arms — I would never have chosen to have another child.”

So, I suppose we are supposed to “celebrate” that this mother who so willingly “ended the life” of her disabled daughter in the womb – is now the mother of another child, a son?

I can’t and I won’t buy into this “murder is compassion” lie. I refuse to accept that Barrett made a difficult choice out of love and concern of her tiny baby girl.

Abortion is NEVER a humane, responsible choice.

No way….I wouldn’t accept this logic if Barrett’s daughter was 15-years-old and I won’t accept it if she is 15 weeks or more in the womb either. And neither should anyone else.

Disabled women disturbed by abortion language while Planned Parenthood pretends to care

Posted in Disability, Planned Parenthood and discrimination, Planned Parenthood and Eugenics, Planned Parenthood Disabled Persons, Planned Parenthood Hypocrisy with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by saynsumthn

If I use the word hypocrisy again in a blog about Planned Parenthood, please bare with me.

Today, I came across this tweet from the abortion on demand for any reason especially disability organization, Planned Parenthood.

Imagine an organization which embraces killing babies for any reason – especially “health” reasons suggesting one listens to what disabled women are saying – the very people they would work to kill in the womb.

PP Tweet Disabled Women

Planned Parenthood’s tweet linked to this Daily Beast article:

PP Article Disabled

The article rightly claims that the feminist movement or shall I say the pro-abortion feminist movement is leaving disabled women behind.

From the article, “When Stephanie Woodward blogged about #YesAllWomen, she was excited to join the movement and share her own life experiences as a woman with a disability. She never expected her post to spawn hostile messages from activists scolding Woodward for trying to “detract from the real issue” and instead make it about disability.”

Author Elizabeth Heideman makes this observation for which I agree, “But when it’s not physical accessibility, it’s a lack of empathy or understanding that excludes disabled women.”

Feminist blogger, Elsa S. Henry, tells Heideman that disabled feminists are troubled by the language they hear from abortion supporter, “Every time that we see abortion policies in the news, someone inevitably brings up the fact that abortion should be legal so that people can abort their disabled babies,” Henry says.


That is where Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy enters. As recently as last year, Planned Parenthood uploaded a series of videos promoting abortions on imperfect or seriously disabled unborn children.

In fact, Planned Parenthood was once accused by their own staff of firing a woman because of her disabilities (read here) Planned Parenthood of Central Washington was ordered to pay the former employee more than $106,000 in damages.

Her lawsuit claimed that Planned Parenthood fired her from her job as a regional manager after she was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in her neck and back that required ongoing medical treatment.


If an unborn child brought to Planned Parenthood to be executed has the tenacity to survive, Planned Parenthood indicated they would just leave them to die.

Alisa Laport Snow, a lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, once testified that Planned Parenthood believes the decision to kill a baby who survived an abortion should be left up to the woman seeking and her abortion doctor.

We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said the Planned Parenthood lobbyist.

This is not surprising, given that Planned Parenthood’s prez could not even tell you when life begins.

Cecile Richards who earns a six digit salary killing babies as president of Planned Parenthood was asked by Fusion’s Jorge Ramos when life begins.

This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries…it is not something that I feel is really part of this conversation. I think every woman has to make their own decisions.”

When asked why it is so controversial for her to say when she thinks life starts, Cecile Richards responded, “Yeah, well, I don’t know if it is controversial . I don’t think its really relevant to the conversation. But for me, I’m a mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them…”

The entire concept of killing off the weak, disabled, or feebleminded came out of the eugenics movement which Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger was a member.

In fact, Planned Parenthood’s “Every Child a Wanted Child” slogan originated in Eugenics as I detail here. Planned Parenthood’s eugenics roots date back to Sanger who was a member of the American Eugenics Society, however, they remained connected to that movement long after Sanger was out of the picture. (details here)

As disability advocate, Deborah Geesling points out,”Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is the antithesis of care for disabled. I am keenly aware of her views on the “feeble minded” and what she considers the greatest sin.”

Geesling goes on to quote Sanger who once told news anchor Mike Wallace that the greatest sin was to bring essentially disabled children into the world, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world, that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being, practically; delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin people can commit.

Today, proponents of abortion say child killing in the womb needs to be publicly funded partly because a disabled child will cost taxpayers money.

Listen to Planned Parenthood’s research arm, The Guttmacher Institute, “If public funds are not available to pay for abortions, a far greater amount of money will be spent to provide maternity care,medical care for the infant…and nutritional assistance to women on Medicaid”. (AbortionandWomen’sHealth)

Heideman was correct to point out the hesitation disabled women have to a radically pro-abortion feminist movement. One can only hope they will continue to distance themselves from the abortion lobby and their to provider, Planned Parenthood.

Man who bullied disabled neighbors is ordered to hold “I am a bully” sign as sentence

Posted in Bully with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by saynsumthn

An Ohio man whose neighbor said had called her an ethnic slur while she was holding her adopted black children, spit on her several times, regularly threw dog feces on her son’s car windshield, and once smeared feces on a wheelchair ramp, has been ordered to hold an “I am a bully” sign on a street corner by a Judge.

According to MyFoxDFW, sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv says that he ignored the honking of horns and people passing by as he held the sign as punishment in a disorderly conduct case.


The sentence stemmed from a neighborhood dispute in which a woman said Aviv had bullied her and her disabled children for years.

Aviv pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered him to display the sign for five hours Sunday as part of his sentence.

The judge selected the wording for it: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”


This sentence made me chuckle.