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A judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail.
The men, who faced prison for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, can remain on parole if they learn to read and write English, earn their GEDs and get full-time jobs, Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. said.
Originally posted by rcwj75
And these men were just criminals..they proved that...but why not make them learn the language of the country they live in and break the law in? If anything this sentence will only HELP them if you think about it!
The defendants – Luis Reyes, Ricardo Dominguez, Kelvin Reyes-Rosario and Rafael Guzman-Mateo – all needed translators when they appeared in court to plead guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. It led to Olszewski leveling the unusual condition.
Originally posted by scientist
how did I know this thread was going to be derailed into racist commentary?
Because I'm just that good. It's obvious this is a ridiculous sentence, and it's amazing to see how "creative" they are allowed to be now.
Originally posted by BluByWho
The crime they were tried for was CONSPIRACY to commit robbery, the act itself wasn't even committed. They got caught planning it.