Originally Posted by Miburo
punishment doesn't fit the crime..
^Sums up my thoughts on this lunacy. She "stole" 25 bucks worth of "merchandise". If she is to be smacked with a fine let it equal that amount, and end it.
1st: I would not advertise the fact that you are a thief dude. Generally that is not something people consider to be cool. If anything similar to the following has ever happened to you then disregard my remarks.
Person A)"I steal shit because I can and, I'm entitled to it".
Person B)"Awesome please come hang out at my home with all my cool shit I worked hard as hell to pay for."
Prison time is a deterrent for rape.
I would hope that simply getting caught, and being punished. Is not your average joes motivation to keep from going on a raping spree.