Like: After Driving On Sidewalk To Pass School Bus, Woman Must Wear ‘Idiot’ Sign

featured-like“‘Justice has been served!’ declares the man who helped police in Cleveland nab a woman who had been driving up on a sidewalk many mornings to get around a stopped school bus with children on board.”

Via: NPR

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4 Responses to Like: After Driving On Sidewalk To Pass School Bus, Woman Must Wear ‘Idiot’ Sign

  1. Ryan November 8, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Wait, seriously? You LIKE this?

    First of all, the scarlet letter shame punishment is only hilarious for as long as it’s happening to someone you don’t like. How about when a judge in pedestrian-unfriendly cities like Atlanta decides to get creative with an “Only an idiot would walk on the street” sign? Will it be such a great idea then? I think not.

    Second of all, on top of the sign, her punishment consists of a 30-day license suspension, and a $500 fine. That’s ridiculous, and an unacceptably light punishment for the sort of behavior on display by this woman on a regular basis – from the absolute disregard for the safety of others to the sheer arrogance of pulling that stunt on a regular basis.

    A month in prison, permanent license revocation and having her car confiscated would have been – well, no, that probably is still letting her off too easy. What’s the maximum allowable prison sentence for a reckless endangerment conviction? Multiply that by 84.

    There’s not a big enough dislike in the world for this. I’m, frankly, personally offended.

  2. Ryan November 8, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Oh, no, wait, I’m sorry, I appear to have gotten the exact number wrong. The fine isn’t $500, it’s $250.

    If anything, that only infuriates me more.

  3. Jef Nickerson November 8, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Yes, I like this, that is why the post is named as it is.

  4. Ryan November 8, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I suppose we’ll have to agree to disagree, then.

    For the record, if my earlier post was not clear: I’m personally offended at Shena Hardin and at the judge who handed down this despicable ruling. I’m not offended at you for liking the decision.

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