An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him in South Euclid, Ohio. “The judge destroyed me,” Aviv said. “This isn’t fair at all.”
The sentence stemmed from a neighborhood dispute in which a woman said Aviv had bullied her and her disabled children for years. Aviv pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and the Municipal Court Judge ordered him to display the sign for five hours on a Sunday as part of his sentence.
Is public exposure a good way to punish bullies? What’s your opinion?
Well, he didn’t like it so that’s a good sign. Trouble is our authorities subvert everything to their own agenda. As soon as you had this as a norm the bullies would be ignored – as at present – and the method would just be used to persecute innocent people. You can’t make things better with corrupt people in charge.