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There are 49 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 3, 2009, titled Thieving duo display signs of shame outside court | The Columbu.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A woman and her daughter are outside a western Pennsylvania courthouse holding signs saying they stole a gift card from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday.

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Anony

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 3, 2009
Great!! I love it. Make the sentence fit the crime. That's pretty low if you feel you can steal birthday money from a kid.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 3, 2009
Justice is served.
Pete

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 3, 2009
This is awesome, utterly awesome. The only thing better would have been to put them in a set of stocks.
TaxPayerToo

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 3, 2009
Nothing like some good old fashioned SHAME to punish criminals that commite bonehead crimes like stealing from a 9-year old. I mean, come on, it's sure a LOT better than living in Syria, where criminals are beheaded for certain crimes and criminals that rape and kill children are beheaded AND crucified.
Yankee Brad

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 3, 2009
Get her butt out of the chair, make her stand for the 4 hours.
Kathy T

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 3, 2009
Good for that Judge! It's about time judges make people accountable for their actions and make them do things that will tell everyone what they did instead of being able to keep this a secret. There are consequences for doing and not doing things all through life. That judge would have my vote!!!!
c4c2c1

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 3, 2009
Who do I see about starting a "dye the fellon" movement? I've replied to other stories and want to start dying felons vs incarcerting them at tax payer expense... DUIs - maybe pink...(won't be selling booze to a pink person)... Shoplifting - oh - green...(gonna be under surveillance in every store)... anything someone MIGHT serve a few months for - they have to stay dyed that long... Go away for 30 days - it's a vacation --- roof over your head --- 3 meals --- cable TV --- get up each day - know what to wear... Dye fades along with the sentence... Leave the facilities for serious (not that DUIs aren't serious) criminals...
Nansy Grase

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 3, 2009
Give them the chair!!!
dude

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 3, 2009
They should have had the lady become the little girl's butler.
claw71

United States

#12 Nov 3, 2009
That woman sure looks like a WalMartian

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 3, 2009
It sounds satisfying to NORMAL people, but in fact, most sociopaths don't care what other people think about them. This is a relatively easy sentence for a sociopath.
liberal AND proud

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 3, 2009
I like it!
claw71

United States

#15 Nov 3, 2009
c4c2c1 wrote:
Who do I see about starting a "dye the fellon" movement? I've replied to other stories and want to start dying felons vs incarcerting them at tax payer expense... DUIs - maybe pink...(won't be selling booze to a pink person)... Shoplifting - oh - green...(gonna be under surveillance in every store)... anything someone MIGHT serve a few months for - they have to stay dyed that long... Go away for 30 days - it's a vacation --- roof over your head --- 3 meals --- cable TV --- get up each day - know what to wear... Dye fades along with the sentence... Leave the facilities for serious (not that DUIs aren't serious) criminals...
I wouldn't call jail a vacation at all, especially for 30 days. However, I agree that we should find more creative and less expensive means for dealing with petty criminals who don't aren't likely to harm anybody. Incarceration shoould only be used when public safety is a concern.
Garp

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 3, 2009
c4c2c1 wrote:
Who do I see about starting a "dye the fellon" movement? I've replied to other stories and want to start dying felons vs incarcerting them at tax payer expense... DUIs - maybe pink...(won't be selling booze to a pink person)... Shoplifting - oh - green...(gonna be under surveillance in every store)... anything someone MIGHT serve a few months for - they have to stay dyed that long... Go away for 30 days - it's a vacation --- roof over your head --- 3 meals --- cable TV --- get up each day - know what to wear... Dye fades along with the sentence... Leave the facilities for serious (not that DUIs aren't serious) criminals...
Maybe just a scarlet "A" would make you happy?
BBM

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 3, 2009
Love it. This really made me laugh. This prosecutor is creative.
anonymouse

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 3, 2009
Eugene_C wrote:
It sounds satisfying to NORMAL people, but in fact, most sociopaths don't care what other people think about them. This is a relatively easy sentence for a sociopath.
I reckon this woman got this sentence because she didn't have a record prior? Given her age and looks, and the relative "unprofessional" crime she pulled, she's not smart enough to be a sociopath! Just did something really stupid and now she gets her lesson?
uoinf

Columbus, OH

#19 Nov 3, 2009
uonjo

Since: Aug 09

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 3, 2009
anonymouse wrote:
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I reckon this woman got this sentence because she didn't have a record prior? Given her age and looks, and the relative "unprofessional" crime she pulled, she's not smart enough to be a sociopath! Just did something really stupid and now she gets her lesson?
Well, we can hope.

Can we get Bernie Madeoff and some Wall Street bankers to hold up some signs of shame?
Jon H

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 3, 2009
disgusting. These thieves should be shot on site.
Approving

Cincinnati, OH

#22 Nov 3, 2009
Finally, a punishment that actually fits the crime. Good one!

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