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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Stupid Tish thought JAIL was appropriate

There are geniuses amongst us, people. They walk into courtrooms everyday wearing flowing black robes. With the wisdom of Solomon, these invaluable individuals are our last defense against the wicked and evil that walk in the shadows of our society.

Or so we thought.

On Wednesday in Judge Rose Guerra Reyna’s 206th state District Court Robert Wayne Thompson, 46, pleaded no contest to aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by contact.
Because Thompson has a history of heart problems, the judge allowed him to knit afghans for 320 hours of community service. Each 40-by-40-inch afghan will count as six hours of community service. Thompson told the judge he could make two afghans a day.

Words escape me, at least the ones that I will use on my blog. Knitting? Are you kidding me?
What's next on this supposed judge's docket? Needlepoint for rapists? Or would that be too stressful on the criminals' eyes? Oh, that's right, we should consider the health of each felon so maybe something along the lines of sketching portraits or macrame would be better choices.

Let me offer this solution: give me the knitting needles and the child molester. I can teach him a thing or two about missing a stitch that won't easily be forgotten. Or resuscitatable, if you know what I mean.



  • LOL...good luck stopping the madness, Tish. The courts are apparently (along with college campuses) a place where liberal bleeding hearts can punish society by taking pity on the 'victims' by allowing them to knit afghans for their punishment.

    By Blogger Skunkfeathers, at 10:29 AM  

  • Knitting? Wow... that punishment sure fits the crime, doesn't it?

    WTF kind of drugs was the judge on again?


    By Blogger Leslie, at 2:16 AM  

  • Wisdom of Solomon? Are you serious?

    While I agree that, in your example, the punishment did not fit the crime, judges are not "our last defense against the wicked and evil that walk in the shadows of our society." They are there for our protection-- to protect Americans from each other.

    By Anonymous Alex, at 11:56 AM  

  • How sick. That judge should be put in jail too.

    By Blogger NYgirl, at 1:59 PM  

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