Judge gets a little too mushy on clear-cut littering case
OK…let us make sure we understand this one.
A woman in Bonner Springs, Kan. threw tea bottles into her neighbor's yard every day for two years. The guy takes pictures of it and submits them to the local sheriff's office. The woman is arrested and she was charged with four counts of misdemeanor littering, which each had a fine of $250.
That's it?! Really??
If you think she should have gotten a more harsh punishment, here's why it didn't happen – the judge read a letter she submitted, which stated she has a problem with "impulse control." He took that into consideration when imposing the fines.
Seriously? This woman obviously has an issue with impulse control…as do most people who commit crimes. Hello!
We can't believe this judge even spent a second considering this cockamamy excuse. The dude had proof that his neighbor was purposely littering on his property. The judge should have just looked at the case as one of those cut-and-dry things. But instead, he got all sympathetic.
The neighbor said he was happy with the outcome, but just didn't understand why he was targeted or why she littered on Earth Day and Easter, along with every other day of the year, for two years.
We don't get it either, dude. We really don't.