Saturday, November 19, 2005

Not harsh enough by half

(Via Drudge)

An Ohio judge has sentenced a woman who abandoned cats in a local park to 14 days in jail. Oh, and a night in one of the local parks so she can get a taste of what it's like to be an abandoned cat.

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael A. Cicconetti on Thursday sentenced Murray, 25, of Painesville Township, to jail time. But he added a stipulation to ensure that Murray "suffer the same consequences as those kittens."

"You can listen to the coyotes, hear the raccoons in the dark of night," said Cicconetti, who grew increasingly annoyed at Murray's apology attempts in court.

Good for Judge Cicconetti, although I wouldn't have suspended any jail time, and she'd have done the entire 90 days in the park.

Of course, if I'd really had my way, she'd be dropped off 100 miles from the nearest town, with the clothes on her back and a pocket knife. "Civilization is that way," I'd point, then climb back in the chopper and fly out. If she gets back, fine--she's served her sentence. If she doesn't, fine too. She's suffered an appropriate punishment.

Second infraction is a bullet to the back of the head.

The lowest place in Hell is reserved for child molesters and those who abandon animals.

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