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March 27, 2008

PA Judge Sentences 3 To English Class

Too harsh?

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail.

The men, who faced prison for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, can remain on parole if they learn to read and write English, earn their GEDs and get full-time jobs, Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. said.

Reminded me of a time in my youth, I shant offer details, when a county court judge offered me a couple of options. The keenest neato one to me was to continue and complete my education, but it was also the one he encouraged me to take.

Ha ha on him... it took me 6 more years. But I digress.

I didn't catch all of his nuance, because I was a moron then too, but I did get it that he seemed quite interested that I get myself out of the way of the law and onto a decent life.

These four "yewts" were facing charges for harrassing, accosting and threatening with a firearm. Feels like to me he's giving them a shot at changing their lives for the better, failing that they get 2 years incarceration.

I don't think I have a problem with that.


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