JOKE: Creative Sentencing

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Texas has been experimenting with creative sentencing lately. Some judges try shaming punishments like holding billboards confessing to the crime. Really anything the judge can do that both fits the crime and relieves some of the jail overcrowding issues.

So it’s no surprise that last week in Beaumont, this happened:

When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a schoolteacher.

 

The judge rose from the bench. “Madam, I have waited a long time for a schoolteacher to appear before this court,” he smiled with delight. “Now sit down at that table and write ‘I will not pass through a red light’ five hundred times.”

That’ll teach her!

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