When is embarrassment a punishment that fits a crime?
In Cleveland, it’s when you drive on a sidewalk to get around a stopped school bus.
Shena Hardin, 32, will have to wear a sign for an hour a day that says “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus.”
She was sentenced on Monday. The bus driver took footage of the incident, which left little question that she was guilty. It did, however, leave the question of why only an hour a day?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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