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Jul
07

Creative sentencing at it’s best…

It seems like the law is such a grey, mundane, unrelentingly incarcerant and financially motivated institution nowadays. I suppose criminals are no less forgiving so it is warranted. Nonetheless I always find it refreshing to see justice meted that isn’t simply about jail time and cash:

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Painesville Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti agreed to suspend a 30-day jail sentence if they wear the costume between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday outside the court while carrying a sign that reads “No Chicken Ranch in Painesville.”

The sign and costume refer to the “World Famous Chicken Ranch,” a prostitution house in Nevada where sex-for-money is legal. …

… Cicconetti has used barnyard animals to dispense justice in the past.

He ordered a man who called a policeman a pig to stand next to a live pig in a pen and hold a sign that read “This Is Not a Police Officer.” A couple who stole a baby Jesus statue from a manger were sentenced to dress as Mary and Joseph and walk with a donkey. – [Yahoo/AP]

I honestly don’t know if this is a result of some subconcious rebellious streak in my nature, or my love for creative solutions to problems, but I like this the way this judge rolls…

Soliciting sex draws fowl sentence for 3 – [Yahoo/AP]

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