“Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus”
posted at 5:44 pm on November 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Tired of overcrowded prisons, but also want to punish the moderately wicked? The Associate Press reports on a new trend in jurisprudence, or really a return to an old trend: public shaming. Instead of or in addition to jail time for criminal offenses, judges have offered creative solutions to drive the point home to the recently convicted of the stupidity of their actions. This one’s my favorite, from today:
I’m not sure that anyone stupid enough to drive on the sidewalk to pass a school bus will get a clue from this punishment … but at least everyone will know to avoid her on the road in the future. Follow the link to find more examples.