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BEDFORD, Pennsylvania – Fifty-six-year-old Evelyn Border and her 35-year-old daughter, Tina Griekspoor, stole two Wal-mart gift cards from a 9-year-old girl who had set them down while an employee helped her.

One was for $50, the other for $30. They then attempted to use them twice before being caught. Their punishment for their crime? They had to stand outside the courthouse for 4 1/2 hours Tuesday each holding signs that read: “I stole from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday! Don’t steal or this could happen to you!

Because they did this, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins says he’ll ask for probation instead of jail when they plead guilty to the theft.

I know some people are out there right now spouting that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. That humiliation is cruel and unusual and that these people were obviously desperate. I say so fucking what? A lot of people on hard times right now not out stealing from other people. Besides, I think a bit of public shaming goes a long way and is a much better deterrent than 30 days in jail or some probation.

Assistant District Attorney Travis W. Livengood, is the one who suggested the punishment. “Such shameful conduct deserves to be met by equally shameful punishment,” he said.

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I like what Livengood is selling. But then again, if I had it my way – downtown streets would still have stockades full of petty criminals with buckets of soft, squishy tomatoes for law-abiding citizens to toss. Besides, it keeps the jails and prisons full of people who deserve to be there.

Border says she knows what they did was a mistake and that she agreed to the sign holding because it meant she would avoid jail. She didn’t have the money to fight it anyway she says. Griekspoor (ironic) added “I have a family I’m supporting. My husband is laid off.

Since having a family with a laid of husband does not get you out of having to pay for getting caught stealing, I think this punishment is perfect. Throwing her in jail would just compound the problem.  Anyway, the mother of the little girl said she planned on driving her daughter by the two women so that she can see what happens to people who take things that do not belong to them.

So, what do you think? Does the punishment fit the crime?

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  • Darsa

    I think it’s perfect. And should happen more often.

  • ScribbleMuse

    I love it! I think as adults, we usually do not have to truly face shame as a motivating factor NOT to do the wrong thing. It’s something that works wonders for children–remember how shameful it used to be to be called to the principal’s office? I think this is a great idea–these woman are not bloodthirsty criminals and I’m sick of hearing overcrowding excuses for the reasons that truly violent assholes are NOT imprisoned.

    Perfect punishment and they deserve every moment IMO.

  • Boughtthefarm

    I think this is appropriate and I like the throwing tomatos idea as well. I saw this on the news this morning but I didn’t see the pics of them. For some reason I was thinking these two individuals were much, much younger. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. I’d stand in the middle of an intersection with a sign that says “will work for food” before I’d freaking steal from a 9 YO.

  • backlash

    buckets of soft, squishy tomatoes

    They stole from a 9 year old girl. I think buckets of ninja stars would be appropriate.

  • http://www.seanpoindexter.com/ SeanP

    I don’t think there is anyone who would think this punishment was inappropriate.

  • Senna

    So, what do you think? Does the punishment fit the crime?

    Absolutely!

    I love this:) Public shaming can go a long way. I’d like to see more of it. Save jail for rapists, murderers, child-molesters and the like. Public shaming for petty criminals. I also like the tomato throwing idea, as long as the tomatoes are no longer fit for human consumption. If they were still edible, that would be a waste of food. :D

    I know these are hard economic times and it’s rough to support a family when pay is being cut, people are being laid off, city governments are coming up with extra taxes to try to raise revenue and prices continue to rise. That’s no excuse to steal and I’ve no sympathy for these crooks. There are other ways to have your needs met than stealing, especially from a child! Cut back on nonessentials. Budget what resources you do have a little better. Apply for government aid. It’s there for a reason and there is no shame in accepting it. We’ve all paid into it in case we ever need it.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I don’t think there is anyone who would think this punishment was inappropriate.

    You’d be surprised. In fact, I think I even saw some articles questioning the punishment.

  • BriarRose

    Love this, works on several levels.

    But it irks me that they are still making excuses for stealing. I’m betting it wasn’t the first time for either of them, just first time they were caught.

    These two “ladies” are more than lucky that they are not doing real time. Wonder if they really appreciate it?

  • Siobhan

    Bedford County ADA goes DD on perps whole stole from child – priceless!

  • Veronica

    I love it! I think as adults, we usually do not have to truly face shame as a motivating factor NOT to do the wrong thing. It’s something that works wonders for children–remember how shameful it used to be to be called to the principal’s office? I think this is a great idea–these woman are not bloodthirsty criminals and I’m sick of hearing overcrowding excuses for the reasons that truly violent assholes are NOT imprisoned.

    Perfect punishment and they deserve every moment IMO.

    I totally agree. Adults tend to forget what shame feels like. Being forced to hold up a sign like that might make even the formerly shameless think twice next time, if only because they don’t want to be humiliated again. I don’t really give a shit why they stop, as long as they keep their fucking hands off other people’s property. I hate thieves with a passion.

  • Jury

    Hardee Har Har! Love the pic of the 35 yo.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12 Athena

    If they’re drug addicts, shame will have no real effect on them. Especially if they’re tweekers.

  • Veronica

    If they’re drug addicts, shame will have no real effect on them. Especially if they’re tweekers.

    True. Nothing makes you lose your shame faster than crack or meth.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    If they’re drug addicts, shame will have no real effect on them. Especially if they’re tweekers.

    If that were the case, no punishment (at least for this crime) would work. At least this way I have a story with a funny picture. :P Or, maybe it would be a nice deterrent for other tweekers out there who would rather not be sitting outside of a courthouse holding a sign.

  • back alley sally

    I love it! I hope all their friends and neighbors drove by pointing and laughing.

  • tutkill

    I bet if they knew they would have had to do that punishment for that crime-they would not have stolen those gifts cards. Yes this was the right punishment. good job D.A. Livengood

  • Kdogg

    If nothing else, I hate their excuse. How do they know the people they still from aren’t having their own rough times. Oh wait, they don’t and they don’t care either. Shame em all!

  • E Diddy

    I think publicly shaming someone, no matter what the crime, is a hell of a better deterrent than jail. Having every single person that walks by you know exactly what kind of a scum bag you are would probably make someone think 2 or 3 times before doing something again. Most people who are selfish enough to do crimes like this think much more highly of themselves than of their victims. Public shaming is the best punishment.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12 Athena

    If that were the case, no punishment (at least for this crime) would work. At least this way I have a story with a funny picture. Or, maybe it would be a nice deterrent for other tweekers out there who would rather not be sitting outside of a courthouse holding a sign.

    You’re absolutely right on the first count. If they stole due to a drug habit, no punishment will reform them.

    But punishment has to be pretty fuckin’ severe to act as a deterrent, especially in regard to a class of individual that commits crime under the pretense that they won’t get caught and is driven by a compelling addiction.

    So, yeah – at least we have a funny picture. :P

  • CassieMomma

    I think this was great. I think there should be more creative punishments dolled out for these types of crimes. They should of made the one bitch stand up though and the other take her hood off, but I’m laughing pretty good right now. Hee hee

  • ScribbleMuse

    People who are so concerned about making sure criminals have more rights and rewards than the victims ought to have their own shame forced on them. Maybe it would help them see what idiots they are.

  • kaosmayhem

    I agree, what a couple of losers. When they ripped off a nine year old girl they lost any rights they may have had. I hope they get robbed while standing there like the POS’s they are.

  • gypsy_soul

    Perfect! I love this ! This makes me giggle…… a lot.They both got exactly what they deserve! I agree with the others who think this sort of public shaming may serve better than placing some people in jails that are already overcrowded.

  • http://twitter.com/digitaltempest Digital Tempest

    That’s what they do around here when people are caught stealing from stores. I remember the first time I saw one when I was still in HS some 9 years ago. There was a lady who’d tried steal from Goody’s. They wouldn’t let her just sit or stand, though. She had to march in front of the stores along that strip with the sign. I was with a group of my friends, and as I mentioned, we were in high school. So, you know that meant much heckling for her.

  • Anonymous

    well then why doesn’t anyone do anything about the 14 applications i filled out that disappeared at a doctor’s office. the security even said present pictures of me were an hour ago. No one cares about stealing when your fully identifiable through papers. they sure wanted 2,000 pages of my hard work,all my id etc. and what about the snake oil business persons who make up these applications who ask everything from you and you get nothning in return,maybe a year. demands you make a certain dollar amount in return for your birth certificate,work records,financial records,income statistics,etc etc etc et c i mean over 95 things and documents till it costs thousands of dollars to just apply for housing. what aout that is anyone doing any stealing there. What to ask for an eclipse or an iceage? Also did the store return the gift cards to the child?

  • Anonymous

    well then why doesn’t anyone do anything about the 14 applications i filled out that disappeared at a doctor’s office. the security even said present pictures of me were an hour ago. No one cares about stealing when your fully identifiable through papers. they sure wanted 2,000 pages of my hard work,all my id etc. and what about the snake oil business persons who make up these applications who ask everything from you and you get nothning in return,maybe a year. demands you make a certain dollar amount in return for your birth certificate,work records,financial records,income statistics,etc etc etc et c i mean over 95 things and documents till it costs thousands of dollars to just apply for housing. what aout that is anyone doing any stealing there. What to ask for an eclipse or an iceage? Also did the store return the gift cards to the child?

  • Anonymous

    well then why doesn’t anyone do anything about the 14 applications i filled out that disappeared at a doctor’s office. the security even said present pictures of me were an hour ago. No one cares about stealing when your fully identifiable through papers. they sure wanted 2,000 pages of my hard work,all my id etc. and what about the snake oil business persons who make up these applications who ask everything from you and you get nothning in return,maybe a year. demands you make a certain dollar amount in return for your birth certificate,work records,financial records,income statistics,etc etc etc et c i mean over 95 things and documents till it costs thousands of dollars to just apply for housing. what aout that is anyone doing any stealing there. What to ask for an eclipse or an iceage? Also did the store return the gift cards to the child?

  • Anonymous

    well then why doesn’t anyone do anything about the 14 applications i filled out that disappeared at a doctor’s office. the security even said present pictures of me were an hour ago. No one cares about stealing when your fully identifiable through papers. they sure wanted 2,000 pages of my hard work,all my id etc. and what about the snake oil business persons who make up these applications who ask everything from you and you get nothning in return,maybe a year. demands you make a certain dollar amount in return for your birth certificate,work records,financial records,income statistics,etc etc etc et c i mean over 95 things and documents till it costs thousands of dollars to just apply for housing. what aout that is anyone doing any stealing there. What to ask for an eclipse or an iceage? Also did the store return the gift cards to the child?

  • Anonymous

    Love this idea and I would go further to add they should be made to hold the signs in their own neighborhood in front of their own abodes whether house or apt so their neighbors (jury of peers) could see them, know what they are really like and also have to do same in the victim’s neighborhood so the victim could feel some sort of retribution as well.

  • Anonymous

    Love this idea and I would go further to add they should be made to hold the signs in their own neighborhood in front of their own abodes whether house or apt so their neighbors (jury of peers) could see them, know what they are really like and also have to do same in the victim’s neighborhood so the victim could feel some sort of retribution as well.

  • Anonymous

    Love this idea and I would go further to add they should be made to hold the signs in their own neighborhood in front of their own abodes whether house or apt so their neighbors (jury of peers) could see them, know what they are really like and also have to do same in the victim’s neighborhood so the victim could feel some sort of retribution as well.

  • Anonymous

    Love this idea and I would go further to add they should be made to hold the signs in their own neighborhood in front of their own abodes whether house or apt so their neighbors (jury of peers) could see them, know what they are really like and also have to do same in the victim’s neighborhood so the victim could feel some sort of retribution as well.

  • Anonymous

    Now if we could only do this for bankers, Wall Street, and CEO’s

  • Anonymous

    This post makes no sense whatsoever. What exactly are you asking or saying? 14 applications at a doctor’s office? security & pictures of you? 2,000 pages of something?
    “What to ask for an eclipse or an iceage?” huh????

    The only thing about your post that makes sense is the last question.

    I’m not trying to be rude, I’m just trying to understand.

  • DamagedGoods

    You should definitely ask for the eclipse… an iceage sounds too cold. They called about the 2000 pages of your hard work, they asked me to tell you that the spelling is remarkably good for something that makes so little sense, they’re strangely intrigued. Oh and the nurse stole your applications… I saw her, she used the backs to write out her cryptogram guesses.

  • Anonymous

    If these wretches were addicts.You can BET that the DA and law enforcement would know it and they WOULD he locked UP.This punishment is more than just because NOW everyone in the hood KNOWS they are low lifed thieves. I also would like to know what the hell does 14 job apps have to do with this? Cudos on wall street thieves and CEO’S except THEY need to be in JAIL.

  • Anonymous

    “IF” these wretches were addicts you can bet the DA and law enforcement would KNOW it and they would be in jail.Besides gift card cannot buy much illegal drugs.One thing for certain–they are low lifed thieves stealing from a child on her BD of all damn thing.Other that this–I would also like to know what the hell does 14 job apps have to do with this? Cudos on wall street and CEO thieves but they don’t need public embarrasment,they SHOULD be in the penitentiary for the long stretch

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • Anonymous

    I think the punishment did not fit the crime. Stealing from a nine year old on her birthday, where to these fucking bitches get off taking a little girls money. They are old enough to know its bad. If they are that hurting for money, Go apply at Walmart, their is always a job for them to do, they just need to be willing to take what they can get. That poor girl, they should have to pay her back, hold the signs for a day and do 15 days in jail. These fucking deadbeat people piss me off. Apply at a fucking gas station, theres jobs anywhere you turn. Granted they are not great jobs but at least you have income. Give me a fuckin break the time did not fit the crime.

  • svanns

    So if they called you and they know it’s mine did you tell them it’s stealing to keep things that don’t belong to them- and it’s not so hard to return it cause you can easily identify how to get it back? The point is tmact if they call it stealing when things have absolutely no id,like a dime that falls to the floor or something- then they def should realize its fully stealing when an item is completely identified who it belonsg to by name,address,email signature etc. Yet it seems to be the opinion here then it’s not wrong to give back things to whom it belongs. Only if an item were blowing in the wind then that’s stealing. There was a saying where i came from. Oh you say it’s yours? Does it have your name on it? Maybe things are more honest there or then. Besides this in the very minute i set it down for an instance i recalled it had just been there and i asked for it. That’s twice as wrong to refuse one who testifys immediately to a missing item. I’m sure they had no time yet to run out the door. Then their fake cameras that’s even worse than the days they didn’t have cameras. Like they try to fool me they went and rolled it back a 1/2 hr or something. So i says to them,no the images you are showing me now are current not when it happened,see i move my right arm up now and the camera does the same,now i put my left leg up now and i see the camera displaying exactly what i do now. So they reply “well you see the camera clearly shows you didn’t even come in with a shoulder bag”. Are you trying to say those 2 women would have to be more dishonest just because they are themselves and a doctor or nurse is always honest creature. As for work being worth its time and labor even a carpenter knows that. As for a blizzard or something- it’s easier to ask for a blizzard and get one,i do get when i ask then it is for these people to understand the wrongs they do. They did the same to Charles Dickens when he was in usa and he withdrew being an ally to usa for 30 years In disguise a sweet disposition man was later because of that Sweeney Todd. Think it’s not happening still? Think again. Brittish super corporations like Tower Records and Virgin Records have closed in the usa andd deserted us- these corporations are still alive and well in many many many other countries,yet have you ever asked yourselves why they left us?. Maybe Charles Dickens still don’t like it,when things like this are repeated and his powers are still strong from 1861 and he has helped these companies withdraw straight from the grave. So if you think you are getting away with stealing intellectual property rights probably not- and your not truly looking into things around you. As another wise women has said; “it’s cannalibalism to steal that way,to profit from and take another’s labor especially when making applications for themself to improve things for themself and to have rights with humanity. ” It’s no different than being a canibal is what is happening”. “We love to knock down others,humans the only beast does this. No animal hurts another unless it is for survival” not just for fun. Yet man is the only one who eats others in essense stealing work of another is no different than being a canibal. Maybe veiled as a doctor or other high station. And another man said its really a pity it would be better if god hadn’t made the world at all the way they treat these needy ones. And i certainly need my pride of work back and applications and id. In comparison to not having any world at all an ice age would be mild indeed. So why do you say an eclipse would be better? We have already had many of those- did it help. Yet not nearly as many ice ages gealogists tell us. And we are destined. And that man is right god hath no need to regard our world and could surely do away with it. He has no need of your having fun as you put it. So it is very easy simple to ask for a blizzard and get results. If i can’t get results by applications,by others clearly knowing who it would belong to by id then surely i will coninue to get results no matter what. If blizzards give results then go with whatever works.
    And if it makes no sense to anyone else is no excuse- I was once told by a teacher on my report card that my reading is so advanced i know far more than can be said. So why should i expect any poor reader to understand much anyway. If Juliet can slay Romeo with one glance as she has chosen to do now because they make her walk on sidewalks and if she can banish the feuding families and put out love in the world for god only knows how long,then it is as likely to get a blizzard or an ice age. And if they think they can put out us who rule households for the sake of their temporary greed game. Us will see our efforts answered one way or the other.- It wouldn’t be much sense to steal cause they spell well. .

    There is a god who hears and answers.
    p.s. and no one has answered whether they gave back the gift cards to the child?

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see Ken Lay holding a sign like that. And Madoff. And how about that cop that shot a 14-year-old kid, “I shoot children who break flowerpots”? Arthur Carbonneau should hold up a sign like that. And how about Jerry Jones, “I took people’s money for tickets to the Superbowl, but didn’t give them a seat”. How about Gee-Dubya Bush, “I lied to an entire nation and then spent the next eight years drunk off my ass”. Come on. Let’s get EVERYBODY to hold a sign!

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    What. The fuck.

  • DamagedGoods

    Well…

    hot damn…

  • DamagedGoods

    Well…

    hot damn…

  • Lizard

    I dealt with a verbal version of this once. The woman of a child who had been placed in juvenile detention, and while on the phone with me, she went on and on about how her family had been targeted for decades by local authorities (and I could tell by her pauses and breathing she was smoking her cigarette[s] while delivering this soliloquy on the history of her family in this locale). I actually had to scream at her to shut her up. I dunno, man, maybe you should institute a 700-word-count limit or something.

    I knock down other animals for fun. Charles Dickens was in a blizzard and he told me to. It’s only dust in the wind, and you goddamned right, it had my name on it. But Morbid slays me with a glance, wherefore art thou, Morbideo?

  • Lizard

    I dealt with a verbal version of this once. The woman of a child who had been placed in juvenile detention, and while on the phone with me, she went on and on about how her family had been targeted for decades by local authorities (and I could tell by her pauses and breathing she was smoking her cigarette[s] while delivering this soliloquy on the history of her family in this locale). I actually had to scream at her to shut her up. I dunno, man, maybe you should institute a 700-word-count limit or something.

    I knock down other animals for fun. Charles Dickens was in a blizzard and he told me to. It’s only dust in the wind, and you goddamned right, it had my name on it. But Morbid slays me with a glance, wherefore art thou, Morbideo?

  • Anonymous

    I’m struggling really very hard for just this one minute (that’s all I can give ya, sorry) to comprehend your post. But I feel like I just spent a week in San Fran without any lube, in a sandbox….I’m sorry but it wasn’t good for me, and I’m quite sure you are not satisfied either. Sleep well dear :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m struggling really very hard for just this one minute (that’s all I can give ya, sorry) to comprehend your post. But I feel like I just spent a week in San Fran without any lube, in a sandbox….I’m sorry but it wasn’t good for me, and I’m quite sure you are not satisfied either. Sleep well dear :)

  • http://twitter.com/Littlesunii Littlesunii

    I agree with the statement throwing them in jail would just compound the problem. Keep the jails for violent criminals not petty theft.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlesunii Littlesunii

    I agree with the statement throwing them in jail would just compound the problem. Keep the jails for violent criminals not petty theft.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlesunii Littlesunii

    As a tax payor it was perfect, compounding the problem for their poverty and tax payers paying for it compounds our problems petty anything should not use up jail space. The sad part is that the whole family suffers no matter what.

  • Mamma

    words. walls. confused. send help.

  • melb1970

    They gave the gift cards back to the child.
    That was quite a post deary I’m not even going to try to reply to anything else,.

  • melb1970

    They gave the gift cards back to the child.
    That was quite a post deary I’m not even going to try to reply to anything else,.

  • melb1970

    They gave the gift cards back to the child.
    That was quite a post deary I’m not even going to try to reply to anything else,.

  • Jessie

    lmao! I love this punishment, I think though they should have had to pay some money back to the little girl. She had her day ruined by these two women who were old enough to know better.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s cute how you were helpful enough to answer the only sensible question that was buried in there. <3

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s cute how you were helpful enough to answer the only sensible question that was buried in there. <3

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could like this twice!

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could like this twice!

  • DamagedGoods

    Believe me… if I try to help with that wall o’ words, you’ll end up needing even more help

  • Anonymous

    I think this is a good punishment. But, I would take it a step further and as part of their probation they would have to find and hold a job or go to jail. Too many people steal and get punished but too few are shown how to change their behaviors by earning the things they want in life.

  • Anonymous

    THIS WAS PERFECT!!! I LOVE THIS PUNISHMENT!

    All those shoplifters & crappy little petty crimes should DEFINATELY be punished like this. Embarrassment works wonderful for most people.

  • Anonymous

    The problem is that there’s a lot of people out there that are lazy asses & have no qualms about using government aid when they don’t need it. I wish they’d catch those that use it cause they’re lazy & have the Public Shaming Treatment put on them.

    I was in welfare while I was at college so that I could afford food. As soon as I could work &/or was vacation time I would stop using the services. It was so embarrassing for me to be at that office waiting to be called so I could get the service.

  • Anonymous

    WTF did you just say?

  • Anonymous

    Ok while you quoted a whole bunch of people that were smart, it didn’t make you sound one bit smart.

    Oh & you wrote a whole bunch of things & yet you still made no sense whatsoever. Are you a family member/friend of the 2 stupid individuals that instead of applying to WORK at WalMart (who’ll usually hire someone who can’t lift a finger as a greeter) decided that stealing was better.

    & if you’re trying to blame the government for making things hard when applying for welfare is cause they’re trying to make sure you’re not STEALING FROM THEM TOO.

  • Anonymous

    Especially those ENRON fuckers… because while it’s embarrasing they went to jail they were in FEDERAL prison which is like a crappy vacation to them.

  • Anonymous

    awesome post.

  • Anonymous

    I mean I didn’t read it or anything, but it has lots of words.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Sheen? Is that you?

  • Anonymous

    Charlie Sheen? Is that you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FU3HP7ITQU543X7XAFHJP5SBXA Lonny

    Hey Guest,

    Are you Charlie Sheen? Awww, come on! The jig is up. I know it’s you!

    I can tell by the sensibly astute usage of your diction . . .

  • svanns