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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

After Joseph Bray forgot his wife’s birthday, their argument escalated to the point of a domestic violence charge, landing the man in front of a judge. At Bray’s sentencing, however, he wound up with a rather strange form of justice: he’s been ordered to take his wife out on a date, with flowers, a stop at Red Lobster, and bowling.

There’s been some push back on this ruling, as being too lenient. That may be so, but this ruling also seems like a clear violation of the Eighth Amendment. Sentencing someone to dinner at Red Lobster? That’s cruel and unusual punishment.


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