1. Donationkirksey957
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    08 Dec '05 20:56
    I saw an interesting thing today as I went to a shopping mall. In front of the main entrance was a woman with a sandwich sign that read "I am a convicted shoplifter" on both sides. I was quite interested in talking to this woman, but decided not to. I imagine it was a case of "go humiliate yourself in public or do jail time."

    I found it to be demeaning and a real downer for the Christmas spirit.
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    08 Dec '05 21:04
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I saw an interesting thing today as I went to a shopping mall. In front of the main entrance was a woman with a sandwich sign that read "I am a convicted shoplifter" on both sides. I was quite interested in talking to this woman, but decided not to. I imagine it was a case of "go humiliate yourself in public or do jail time."

    I found it to be demeaning and a real downer for the Christmas spirit.
    thats a good analogy to the scarlet letter
    it is a puritanical thing to do
    but faced with free county lodging
    id wear the boards too
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    08 Dec '05 21:04
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I saw an interesting thing today as I went to a shopping mall. In front of the main entrance was a woman with a sandwich sign that read "I am a convicted shoplifter" on both sides. I was quite interested in talking to this woman, but decided not to. I imagine it was a case of "go humiliate yourself in public or do jail time."

    I found it to be demeaning and a real downer for the Christmas spirit.
    Yeah, but I'd take the humiliation over jail time anyday.
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    09 Dec '05 09:59
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I found it to be demeaning and a real downer for the Christmas spirit.
    Almost all forms of punishment for criminals is intended to be both demeaning or at least a deterant to the criminal while also serving as a deterant to other would-be criminals. If the person is quietly placed in jail then the deterant to others is reduced.
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    09 Dec '05 11:56
    did it also say sponcerd by some company or other.
  6. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    09 Dec '05 11:57
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I imagine it was a case of "go humiliate yourself in public or do jail time.
    Is this a sentencing option?
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    09 Dec '05 11:571 edit
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Double post. Bah humbug.
  8. Donationkirksey957
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    09 Dec '05 13:46
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Is this a sentencing option?
    Yes, I believe it is.
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