Friday, April 19

A Victory for Cat-Mutilating Artists Everywhere!

Sometimes a judicial sentence just doesn't seem to fit the crime. Three months of jail time to be served on weekends and some house arrest for stealing "a healthy pet cat, vivisect[ing] it, skinn[ing] it as it twitched and mewed, and goug[ing] out its eyeball, all the while videotaping [the] acts as part of what [he] said was an art project." This is one disturbed child and one out-of-touch judge. You have to read the story to believe it (search in the paper's archives for "Sentences for cat killers spark outrage"). When you do, make sure that you read the judge's reason for imposing a lenient sentence.