Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What part of cruel and unusual don’t you understand?

If you get caught stealing from Wal-Mart in Alabama, be prepared to be publicly outted. An Attalla City judge is sentencing convicted shoplifters to wear a sign that reads “I am a thief; I stole from Wal-Mart." and stand outside said Wal-Mart in lieu of jail time.

"The only comments we've heard so far have been positive," said store manager Neil Hawkins. "Most of them thought it was a good thing."