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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, if the intent of punishment is also to act as a deterrent? Her example probably reminded a whole lot of people that they should be stopping for school buses.
    I doubt it. Just makes the criminal justice system look like a bigger joke. At the very least have her doing something somewhat related to her crime like having to do so many hours tagging along with crossing guards or cleaning buses or something.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

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    You don't think she got a fine or anything?
    $250.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

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    You don't think she got a fine or anything?
    $250 fine, 30 day license suspension and 2 days flying the "idiot" sign, for illegally passing a bus while recklessly driving on the sidewalk. Imagine that compared to what a simple DUI gets you. Our laws are written by morons.

    Woman Who Passed School Bus on Sidewalk Holds ‘Idiot’ Sign - ABC News

    Ohio DUI Penalties | DUI Conviction
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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    The judge stated that she thought the prescribed punishment(250.00 fine + light suspension) for driving on a sidewalk and illegally passing a school bus wasn't enough, so she added the sign.

    A DUI in Ohio ends up costing you about 10 grand, when its all said and done.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Comparisons to DUI laws are immaterial. If the punishment for going around a school bus and driving on the sidewalk are what she got, well, it is what it is. The sign holding thing was idiotic and the only reason the judge would have been able to impose it was if she agreed to it so she wasn't charged with another crime like reckless endangerment.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Comparisons to DUI laws are immaterial. If the punishment for going around a school bus and driving on the sidewalk are what she got, well, it is what it is. The sign holding thing was idiotic and the only reason the judge would have been able to impose it was if she agreed to it so she wasn't charged with another crime like reckless endangerment.
    Nonsense. Traffic offenses like driving on the sidewalk WHILE illegally passing a school bus are far more serious than blowing a .03 after "driving strangely" and appearing intoxicated. Even the new national DWI limit of .07 is insanely low to receive the severe penalties imposed for that act alone. One can argue that the "imparement" in judgement to drive after drinking is bad, but to make a stone cold sober, fully concious decision to pass a school bus by driving on the sidewalk demands more of a penalty than $250 fine and a 30 day license suspension. It is the Ohio lawmakers that should have to wear that sign, until they stiffen the reckless driving sentencing guidelines to equal or exceed that for DWI.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

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    Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture: Phillip Morris | cleveland.com



    IMO the idiot here was the judge.

    Seriously, what was this supposed to accomplish?
    No, the judge was actually smart, not an idiot. The judge should also have ordered that she writes it down 100 time "I am an idiot, and will never zap across a school bus gain.".

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    this is alittle off topic but when this country use to have real environmental laws. California had the toughest of the tough eco cops. and if you got nabbed by them and convicted you had to take out a full page ad in the local newspaper admitting to your guilt and what you did.

    Environmental crime in California plummetted after SCOTUS upheld it.
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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    I saw the video of the woman doing it. If you want to shame her make her hold a sign while taking a bus to work that says she lost her shiny SUV because she couldn't stay off the sidewalk.

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    Re: Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Woman sentenced to carry the 'idiot' sign is just the tip of an idiot culture: Phillip Morris | cleveland.com



    IMO the idiot here was the judge.

    Seriously, what was this supposed to accomplish?
    I agree. This type of thing might work on children and teenagers, but it is completely ridiculous to use this on an adult. Her punishment should have more severe.

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