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Friday, May 29, 2015

It pains me to say this, but …

You're busted!

Pepper spray training in Guantanamo
Pepper spray training in Guantanamo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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“PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face has received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye."

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti said 20-year-old Diamond Gaston could serve 30 days in jail or be pepper-sprayed by her victim, and she chose that Thursday. Cicconetti says he couldn't really allow pepper spray, so harmless saline spray was substituted without Gaston knowing.

Gaston says she learned her lesson.”
— CBS/AP, May 29, 2015 (

I dunno. Is this broaching mock execution? Feel free to comment (comments will be moderated).
Post 2,646 It pains me to say this, but …


  1. Shoulda' used real pepper spray. How is this "an eye for an eye"?

  2. I assume the judge is constrained from ordering real pepper spraying, Kevin. Nevertheless, there is probably psychological pain involved in the mock penalty. I think it's a tricky moral issue?