Sunday, May 28, 2006

Shorter Height, Lighter Sentence

I've heard of many strange reasons judges give for handing down sentences, but I believe this is definitely one of the weirdest:
A judge in Nebraska sentenced a convicted child molester to probation instead of prison, saying she believed the man's short stature would cause him harm in prison.

In the U.S. there is an advocacy group for short-statured persons, the National Organizaton of Short Statured Adults, whose spokesperson applauded the Nebraska judge's ruling.

Is it just my imagination, or is the already weird news coming from the U.S. getting even weirder? Do people still say "Only in America", while shaking their heads in disbelief?

Read full story here (CBC News).

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