COURT REPORT: Middle finger protected by the constitution


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TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin.

A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman’s constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision means a lawsuit by Debra Cruise-Gulyas can proceed.

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In a 3-0 decision Wednesday, the court said Taylor Officer Matthew Minard “should have known better,” even if the driver was rude.

Minard stopped Cruise-Gulyas and wrote her a ticket for a lesser violation. But when that stop was over, Cruise-Gulyas raised her middle finger. Minard pulled her over again and changed the ticket to a more serious speeding offense.

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  1. Patti March 14th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Unfortunately this is just showing young people they don’t need to show respect to anyone. It’s not about if someone deserves it or not. I was taught to be the bigger person, and show class. Maybe if we went back to teaching children respect there wouldn’t be as much hate and violence


    • Joanne March 14th, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      I agree, these young kids need to be taught respect but also we don’t need our freedom of speech taken away along with it. These kids need their butts whoooed when doing something wrong. Then CPS came in, said no more spanking kids its child abuse. When I grew up, I got a switch, I wasn’t abused, I got it one time, I learned quick. Kids get by with anything these day’s, this is why I think there is so much disrespect from the younger generation.


    • Julie March 14th, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      What about when a cop gives you the finger?


  2. Josie March 14th, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Don’t mess with my constitutional rights ! That being said when Law Enforcement goes home and you can’t get anyone to take his or her place ……what you got then ?!!!! Think about it … my area they don’t have the numbers showing up for the academy anymore like they used to .


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