In other (week old) news:
|Initially there was little outcry in Muskogee, Okla., last week when a judge, as a condition of a youth’s probation for a driving-related manslaughter conviction, sentenced him to attend church regularly for 10 years.|
Apparently, the choice was either 10 years in jail or
|agree to church attendance and other mandates — including that he finish high school and train as a welder, and shun alcohol, drugs and tobacco for a year.|
While I'm all for alternative methods of justice (he fuckin killed his friend by DUI , he should not be thrown in jail for that), I don't see how the church will do any good.
Surely it would be better with community service alongside finishing education?
Abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and drugs for a year? What good would that do?