Friends and family of an Appleton woman convicted of theft can pack away their Cheeseheads for the year.
By shedding the green and gold, Sharon E. Rosenthal will avoid donning an orange jumpsuit.
Rosenthal, 49, made a decision that might make many Green Bay Packers fans shiver after Judge Scott Woldt gave her the choice Friday between donating a year of her family
Glad to be the first to post on this. As a Vikings fan, I would have taken a perverse delight being that judge and making it a condition of her sentence. : )
I guess it would be a very real and painful punishment for her. Packer fans are very dedicated (rabid). My Packer-fan friends that would consider a 1-15 Vikings season a near-perfect season would certainly have a hard time with this judgement. That could either be considered a very fair sentence in Minnesota but cruel and unusual in Wisconsin. Their Supreme Court would probably ovcerturn it for that reason!
To be fair, she only gave up her husband’s tickets, and it was for only one year. If they get them back the following season, it’s a punishment, but not an eternal punishment.
Perhaps the fact that her husband will now be with her at home Sundays during the football season and not at the game is the punishment. : )
I’m trying to figure out how this can be constitutional. Everyone worries about whether the death penalty violates the first half of “cruel and unusual”, but no one seems to worry about the second half. Tailoring the punishment to fit the particular criminal seems obviously wrong to me.
Hmmmm..in Chicago foregoing a season watchint the Bears would be considered therapy not punishment..in fact making someone watch them would be much more painful…