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Tue May 31, 2016, 05:13 PM

 

Judge sentences Catholic to Baptist church pews

By Chris Graves/ Cincinnati Enquirer | 3 hours ago

CINCINNATI — Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse.

But the one he meted out in his Municipal Court room Wednesday wasn’t even his idea.

And boy, oh boy, did he like it.

Instead of sending Jake Strotman to jail on a misdemeanor attempted assault conviction, Mallory sent the 23-year-old Catholic to a Baptist church for the next 12 Sundays.

http://religionnews.com/2016/05/31/judge-sentences-catholic-to-baptist-church-pews/

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:41 AM

1. It might have been better, when the defendent suggested this sentence,

for Judge Mallory to respond that the defendant could choose to go to the Baptist church on his own, but that, as an elected public official, it would be inappropriate for a judge to impose such a sentence. The Judge could then impose whatever sentence he felt appropriate.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:53 AM

2. The sentence is clearly unconstitutional.

 

But I doubt it will be challenged. It's virtually impossible to impose understanding

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Response to rug (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:52 AM

3. Reading the article,

the Baptists were fighting too, and were prepared for trouble. Why were not any of them charged? $2800 lawyer bill, for what? People may suggest separation of church and state, but no; it violates 'cruel and unusual punishment'. One can possibly walk away from agitating and provoking street preachers, but multiple sessions enforced in a closed space, and possibly cajoled repeatedly. Well, at least the rest of the several weeks time he would be free.

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