Woman Who Defies Court-Imposed Pet Ban Is Beyond Contempt

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For some strange reason, some people just don’t get it.

In a society governed by rule of law, you can’t do whatever you want.

Well, you can try. But you probably won’t get away with it. So if you do break the rules, you’d better be prepared for the consequences. Because let’s face it. Chances are you will probably get caught. You will probably be convicted. And then you will probably be punished accordingly.

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If you’re caught, tried and convicted, you might as well take your punishment like a big boy (or girl) and be done with it.

But like I said, some people just don’t get it.

For example, take this 71-year-old Maine woman who was reportedly convicted of animal cruelty. As part of her punishment, the court prohibited her from having more pets.

Apparently that doesn’t matter to her. Carol Murphy seems to think she can do whatever she wants.

As the Associated Press reported, “Murphy was convicted of animal cruelty in 2005 and was banned from having pets. She was convicted of the charge five years later, and was again barred from owning animals.”

Of course, Murphy insists she never did anything wrong. Clearly it seems she sees nothing wrong with having more pets — even though she was banned from doing so.

Yes, Carol Murphy definitely seems to hold the deeply misguided belief that she can do whatever she wants. With impunity.

Apparently someone disagrees. So she was convicted of contempt of court.

As far as I’m concerned, she’s beyond contempt. But that’s just my humble opinion.

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