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Ohio man who threatened police holds ’idiot’ sign

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. HST, Sep 03, 2013

CLEVELAND » A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot. 

A judge had ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign bearing an apology. He began the vigil Monday and must stand outside for three hours each day for the rest of the week.

Dameron was convicted of threatening officers in 911 calls.

His public shaming isn’t the first of its kind in the city. The Cleveland judge who sentenced Dameron previously made a woman wear an “idiot” sign in public for driving around a school bus. 

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mikethenovice wrote:
Nothing new. Us Boomers in the 1960s had to stay after school and write, I will not do it again" a hundred times on the chalkboard as a punishment in school.
on September 3,2013 | 06:37AM
mrluke wrote:
Can't be kept after school nowadays. It would embarrass the child, lower his self-esteem and violate his rights. And probably make him miss his ride home in mommies car!
on September 3,2013 | 07:40AM
mrluke wrote:
"mommy's" car.
on September 3,2013 | 07:42AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I was gonna suggest we do the same here for our criminal element but it would probably look like election year campaigning.
on September 3,2013 | 10:20AM
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