6 comments

  1. mercergirl says:

    haha- i think so. damn 34 years in a country is long enough to learn the language better than that, either that or this was a political stunt gone wrong 🙂 (on the part of castro and his lawyer)

  2. ColinATL says:

    I’m having a hard time understanding how making the guy learn English is going to keep him from getting into drunk fights with his family in the future.

    I’m not saying that learning English would be bad for the guy, but what right does the government have to compel people to learn the nation’s language?

    I still think it comes down to animus directed towards underclass Mexicans.

  3. Pappy says:

    I like the verdict too, but there are better ways for one to express his latent hostility toward Latinos than giving this judge a parade.

  4. Loren says:

    I’m not saying that learning English would be bad for the guy, but what right does the government have to compel people to learn the nation’s language?

    For defendants who never finished high school, it’s not uncommon for judges to order the completion of a GED as a term of probation. Learning the language seems a similar form of self-improvement.

    Incidentally, Judge Nation has a history of handing out creative probation terms.

  5. mercergirl says:

    More judges should rule as this man does- jail obviously doesn’t fix everyone, but a good dose of humiliation sometimes will do the trick. There’s a judge in Albany (I believe) who recently sentenced a young shoplifter to wear a huge sign in front of the courthouse stating what she did.

    This young lady said that she was amazed by how many people offered her prayers during her afternoon of humiliation.

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