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#16    Sunny Day

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Well I think she is an 'idiot' and she will have learnt a big lesson.  Good.  But just because I think it's good, dosen't mean it's right I guess.

As for a suitable punishment?  Not sure there TBH, but then no one is paying me to be judge (sadly).  I think it would have been good if she had to volunteer at the emergency section of a children's hospital or even do time as a 'lolly pop' lady just so she can see that children can be all over the place when they are crossing a road, getting off a bus/tram etc.

I don't know how often it happens but I saw a documentary about young hoon drivers here being made to visit car accident victims in hospital and talk to the parents of badly injured victims.  Fair to say, the message started getting through to them that maybe it's not such a great idea to drink and drive, speed like hoon etc.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

So much for the eighth amendment.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

thats lame, throw eggs at her or something i feel like she is getting off to easy.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

I am amused.

I don't think you can ever give the "right" punishment though. Someone always got it too hard or too easy in the eyes of the population. If she just got a fine some people would be like "Oh just deserved more! She coulda killed children!". If she gets a fine slightly too high people are like "Oh thats ridiculous! All she did was drive on a sidewalk for a second!"

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

View Postglorybebe, on 06 November 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

http://www.theprovin...5368/story.html


We need more judges like this!  But, she should have had to do this more than just two mornings, IMO.
  Keep Death off the road, Drive on the footpath..She Deserves to be banned FOREVER.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:24 PM

View PostKazoo, on 06 November 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:

I am amused.

I don't think you can ever give the "right" punishment though. Someone always got it too hard or too easy in the eyes of the population. If she just got a fine some people would be like "Oh just deserved more! She coulda killed children!". If she gets a fine slightly too high people are like "Oh thats ridiculous! All she did was drive on a sidewalk for a second!"

EXACTLY..  regardless of what the punishment was...there will be someone  in to yap over it saying it is unfair..

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

I think public humiliation is a great punishment...however I am learning that it is simply impossible to embarass most Americans...they have no shame...

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

View PostGrey14, on 06 November 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:

Yes she did it before. I have seen the full video on you tube awhile back and he says she does it almost everytime they encounter her. thats why the cop was waiting for her as well.

If what you are saying is true.. then she needed more than the idiot sign...Unbelievable how  she thought that was ok to do it again.. I am glad she was caught

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

She knew what she was doing was wrong and didn't care, wasn't the first time either.  So I think the public humiliation may of been just right for her now maybe she won't do it again and end up hurting someone.

For some the cost of the fine doesn't bother them and they see it as no punishment at all.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostBling, on 06 November 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

Oh I can! And having thought about it some more I think it was wrong of the judge. :)
Think a little more and you might consider that the judge may have taken into account (and I'm inventing all of this) that she is a single mother working part time with a butt-load of credit card debt so the judge may have said either pay this huge fine or wear this sign.  I'll bet you anything it's something like that.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Act like an idiot, get treated like an idiot.

Grey14 is correct. I also say that video on youtube or where ever. She did it almost everyday the previous school year, but the former bus driver never did anything about it.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

View PostBling, on 06 November 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

That's justice!

No. It is mere punishment. Not justice.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

I am glad to see some justice is left. I think 2 months would have been better.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

View Postwolfknight, on 07 November 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

I am glad to see some justice is left. I think 2 months would have been better.

I agree that 2 hours of this is not enough IMO.  It wasn't a one time thing, she did this numerous times!  She knew it was wrong and dangerous.  Now everone knows that she really is an 'idiot'.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 06 November 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Keep Death off the road, Drive on the footpath..She Deserves to be banned FOREVER.
Actually, that's a good punishment actually, banned from driving for a while.
Won't stop her though.

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