With this post, I am introducing the Kaboom!, a special category reserved for cases that should require no ethics commentary from me, since the ethical breach is beyond obvious, but where the individual’s ethics alarms have proven so spectacularly useless that attention must be paid.
The name of the award derives from the sound my head made as I read the story, because I don’t know how to spell the sound my brains made when they hit hit the ceiling and then slowly fell to the floor.
The first Kaboom! goes to the most deserving Judy Viger, 33, of Gansevoort, New York. Viger is taking a plea deal after being charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Just for fun, let me tell this story in stages, and let me know when you hear the Kaboom!
1.Police arrested Viger for after she arranged to have two strippers perform at her son’s 16th birthday party in November.
2. Some of the party-goers were 14.
3. The two women performed lap dances for the male teenaged guests, and the birthday boy, of course.
4. Viger did nothing to stop it.
5. One teenaged boy sustained a bitten nipple.
6. Viger then posted pictures of the proceedings on Facebook.
How did you do?
My head went off at #1.
Pointer: ABA Journal
Facts: Post Star