Sunday, June 07, 2015

Um...What's the Point?

  • An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye."

    Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti on Thursday told Diamond Gaston she could serve 30 days in jail or be pepper-sprayed by her victim, and she chose the second option.
Yeah! The town of Painesville is going to live up to its name!
  • Cicconetti said he couldn't really allow pepper spray, so harmless saline spray was substituted without Gaston knowing.

    "He goes, 'I'd really like to use pepper spray,' and I said, 'No, no, we can't do that!" Cicconetti told WEWS-TV. He said what mattered was that the punishment sting emotionally, if not physically.

    The Painesville woman, 20, says she learned her lesson.
Leaving aside the judge's atrocious butchery of the language ("He goes...."? You went to law school for that?), what possible lesson can be learned by getting spritzed in the face with water? That pepper spraying someone is like correcting the cat who keeps scratching the couch? Is the judge aware that everyone in close proximity to the discharge is exposed, experiences breathing and eye irritation and the entire business has to be evacuated and shut down for hours?

Thirty days in the can would have been a lesson. Water spritzing is a joke.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey judge, get pepper sprayed! Who elects these judges? Unfreakenbelievable!

6/07/2015 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Judge made a mockery of the Justice System. He needs to be replaced and squirted with water.

6/07/2015 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita could use a judge like this moron. Perfect fit. So scumbag murderer do you want 5 years in prison or let the family shoot you with a squirtgun.

6/07/2015 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"[Judge Michael Cicconetti] said what mattered was that the punishment sting emotionally, if not physically."

Judge Michael Cicconetti doesn't understand that some people don't have emotions. Their eyes are connected directly to their hands, with no brain wired into the circuit. See something? Grab it, hit it, stab it, bust it up, throw it.

"Thirty days in the can would have been a lesson."

Some people hardly notice jail. Too busy talking s__t. No different than the outside environment. All their homeboys are there for company. Shattering noise echoing off cement as hair is braided, unbraided all day and night, as the same hard-eyed "whatchoo got" exploitation of everyone around them continues.

...and they lied to the victim and slipped her a practice can. Damn. Pre-K for grownups.

"I got WET!"

"You put water on me I gon get VILENT!"

-- street dialogue that floated up to my window one summer's day as the lawn sprinklers hissed quietly.

6/07/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this may a new trend for law enforcement.......replacing fire arms for squirt guns.

6/07/2015 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, he'll get his 30 days in prison. Just not today.

6/07/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange justice. I hope she turns he life around.

6/07/2015 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate cats.

6/07/2015 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that the law allows for an optional sentence. 30 days or ?????

6/07/2015 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Cleveland is anything like Cook County Do you really think she would have gotten 1 day let alone 30 days?

6/07/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many judges just don't have an accurate view of the real world that police officers see every day. While they wear their rose-colored glasses, innocent victims are getting mugged, raped, robbed, and butchered. When was the last time you saw a judge on a ride-a-long? Never!!! That's when.

6/07/2015 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just A Citizen Says: Wait, wait, wait a minute here. So this ass pepper-sprayed someone during a fight over what? The size of the burger? Cutting in line? And decides to pepper-spray the victim and for punishment, gets saline in her eyes? Anyone who wears contacts uses saline everyday. What's the big punishment in this? What about the other people who were affected by the spray? What the hell is going on in this world/country/universe? And what's with these judges anyway? What kind of punishment is this? what the fuck is going on??

6/07/2015 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should've chained her to Tom Dart's broken down, surplus, Bridgeport Outfit pizza oven for 30 days.

Teach her how to make a family size dingle berry and mushroom pizza.

6/07/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they will start shooting spit balls from a straw at agg batt offenders, yeah that will show them...

6/07/2015 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger dc.sunsets said...

Sounds like the judge is from the UK, where if you hit a home-invader with a baseball bat it's YOU who goes to jail, not the home-invader.

Sooner or later the public's tolerance of this crap will end, and then look out.

6/07/2015 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. The person who agreed with this is why violence will not cease.

6/07/2015 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the comment about Anita-but if Pres. Prickwrinkle gets her way by putting in her Chief of Staff Fox-we'll see an even softer CCSAO. 8:32 has a good point - when was the last time you saw a judge (or an ASA) on a ride along??

6/07/2015 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we were forced to go to 023 from Bel/West there was a Sgt on Mids nicknamed "The Weasel" by The Town Hall Peeps. Sometimes a nickname is just off, close, or right on the money. This Sgt is in 020 now and he has a JD. Everytime I looked at him or heard his voice on the radio I thought ANYONE can get a law degree if this utter fuckin fool can.
I wouldn't want this person to represent me in front of a high school Dean on a jug, let alone on a legal matter.
No surprise that this "legal batter" took place in a court room. Next up a Dateline with Keith Morrison is being filmed this week.
C'mon? Keith Morrison is just a barrel of laughs w/that interview style.

6/08/2015 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the last time you saw a beat car make a street stop. Few and far between. And all of the decent officers who want to work get belittled by the dog asses all spouting the same old tired excuses about cameras etc, etc. Most of you never made street stops or did any aggressive police work prior to the proliferation of cameras etc. Give it a rest, do your job already Francis.

6/08/2015 07:57:00 AM  

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