- A US judge, Carlos Moore, has withheld judgment on the case of an 18-year-old lady, telling her to go vote instead
- Carlos said that the teenager could also get leniency if she can write a good essay on the importance of voting
- The gracious judge also had legal mercy on a 17-year-old boy, saying if he improves academically, he would not face the wrath of the law
An American judge, Carlos Moore, has explored a system of alternative sentencing and many people are praising him for it.
In a LinkedIn post, the judge said that instead of sentencing an 18-year-old lady for a speeding ticket, he said that he would let her go scot-free if she comes back with proof that she voted in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 3.
As an option to that, Carlos said that the lady could also be given a break if she could write a 5-word essay on the significance of voting.
That was not all, the judge also extended his mercy to a 17-year-old who was in the court for a misdemeanour. Carlos told him that if the teenager could make a B in his next exams, he will hold back ruling on his case.
The kind judge said:
“Our young people are our greatest treasure and if I can encourage them to be their best and do their best I’m happy.”
His post has generated more than 121,000 likes and over 6,000 comments as at the time of writing this report.
Below are some of the reactions to his post:
Aniceto Ron said:
"This is fantastic. Foster the correct behavior through alternative sentencing. I would bet if you sentenced a person to write a 50 page single-spaced essay on why they should not steal that they would find the errors in their ways through the self-education that will follow when they research the arguments needed to produce that essay."
Theodore Mays said:
"Oh Beautiful!!! I love you Judge! I wish you was running for President! You'd sure have my VOTE! Like the saying goes...."100 years from now, it's not going to matter what kind of home you lived in."
Joan Logan said:
"This approach is thoughtful, respectful and in the best interest of our society. Punishment and/or locking kids up for nonviolent offenses - with no counseling or reform - often leads to more negative behaviors."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a Nigerian man from Delta state made the nation proud on the international scene.
Edirin Okoloko was sworn in as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington DC, USA.
He succeeded Judge George Bowden who retired from the position. According to Femi Johnson on LinkedIn, the Nigerian bagged his law degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
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