The proper punishment?

Submitted by IN SEINE

Saturday, 10 April 2010

There was a man who kept stealing lamps. He stole them from stores, he broke in and stole from expensive homes, and so forth. Finally he was apprehended when he was 'caught in the act' at the Chelmsworth home. The witnesses all testified.. They were expecting him to get something like a 6 year sentence at least. However, when the sentence came down from the judge, it was a mere six months.

When furore and noise went up from the crowd that such a meager sentence should be imposed, the judge banged his gavel! "Y'all gotta consider the line 'Let the punishment fit the crime!' Now, if you bear in mind this man has been stealing lamps, then I believe from the bottom of my heart that this should be a light sentence!"


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