Challenging Patrons

OK, some things just piss me off.  Censorship is at the top of that list, so I’m not exactly a fan of people who challenge books, or other things (our Halloween decorations on one occasion).  So I got really ticked when I read this report about a challenge in Wisconsin.

A group of concerned patrons unsuccessfully challenged the YA book Baby Be-Bop. So they took things up a notch and filed this wonderful claim:

the complainants seek the right to publicly burn or destroy by another means the library’s copy of Baby Be-Bop. The claim also demands $120,000 in compensatory damages ($30,000 per plaintiff) for being exposed to the book in a library display, and the resignation of West Bend Mayor Kristine Deiss for “allow[ing] this book to be viewed by the public.

What the hell is wrong with people!

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