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    Well, it's a weird punishment. I think a more befitting punishment would be something more conventional like community service and spending some time in the pokey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Well, it's a weird punishment. I think a more befitting punishment would be something more conventional like community service and spending some time in the pokey.
    I think the punishment fits the crime, and the publicity it got is very good to deter others who might be thinking about driving around a school bus to think twice before doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think the punishment fits the crime, and the publicity it got is very good to deter others who might be thinking about driving around a school bus to think twice before doing so.
    I don't know it just seems so unsophisticated and a bit of a silly punishment for a proper government to be handing out. It just seems like there has to be better alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think the punishment fits the crime, and the publicity it got is very good to deter others who might be thinking about driving around a school bus to think twice before doing so.
    She clearly did this act in front of everyone. She has no class already. She has no sense of shame already. I don't think overall we have a problem with this sort of behavior to try to deter the whole U.S. from this crime.

    eta, I don't know how much of a problem driving around the school buses there is a problem. I was referring to sidewalk driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    She clearly did this act in front of everyone. She has no class already. She has no sense of shame already. I don't think overall we have a problem with this sort of behavior to try to deter the whole U.S. from this crime.

    eta, I don't know how much of a problem driving around the school buses there is a problem. I was referring to sidewalk driving.
    Actually you would be amazed how many people do it. They may not go as far as driving on the sidewalk, but they are not stopping. Some places are even installing cameras on the buses to catch people.

    The Cobb School District has equipped 102 of its 1,120 school buses with cameras that take video and still images of drivers violating the stop arm law.
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    The Marietta Daily Journal - Despite warnings some still ticketed for passing buses
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    America's Dumbest Criminals.. how stupid!
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    After reading this new article I am even more convinced that they used the right punishment. Some people just need an alternative kind of punishment to wake them up.

    Lisa Kelley, whose 9-year-old daughter boards the bus which Hardin had been passing on the sidewalk, said the sentence fit the crime.

    "She's an idiot, just like the her sign says," Kelley said as she watched Hardin lean against a fence, her head down and her eyes hidden by dark glasses.

    "She did this almost every day last year," Kelley said. "She won't stop laughing. She's not remorseful, she laughed at every court appearance. She's still laughing, so she needs to be humiliated like this."

    Read more: Ohio woman who drove on sidewalk to avoid school bus holds 'idiot' sign under court order | Fox News
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    Honestly, i don't think it fits at all...

    a)It sounds like other people are getting enjoyment out of it, more-so than her being taught anything

    b)if she is that brazen about doing it, laughing when people tell her she is wrong and really making a spectacle of herself, she sounds like an attention seeker...putting someone on display is not the right punishment for an attention seeker. Negative attention is still attention
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