Comment: That punishment sounds cruel

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That punishment sounds cruel

That punishment sounds cruel & unusual, way excessive in comparison to the "crime." The 8th Amendment covers this & the US Supreme Court has ruled that the 8th's provision on cruel & unusual punishment applies to the States.

On another note, this is why we have State & local governments instead of everything under the central government: choices. Why not choose to support another jurisdiction (with your tax dollars, money spent into the local economy) by moving away from an area that employs judges like this who seem to hate the citizens. Also, you never know... the judge might be like the two Judges in PA who were getting kickbacks for sending kids off to youth style prisons.