Have you heard of Ohio judge Michael Cicconetti? No? Well, it’s about time you do!
Judge Michael Cicconetti has recently become very popular among animal-lovers after a video posted on YouTube showing his willingness to stand up for voiceless animals!
The now-retired judge has made a name for himself by giving abusers new imaginative punishments for their wicked transgressions. But, no matter how „creative“ his sentences are Cicconetti always stays well within the confines of the law.
You want examples?
Well, first we have a woman who subjected her dog to filth living conditions who was sentenced to spending a day sitting at a dump.
“I can’t interpret the thoughts of a dog, but boy if dogs could tell you how they felt: abandoned, scared, frightened, and sick. Well, maybe you should get a little taste of that.”… I want you to sit there for eight hours tomorrow, to think about what you did to that dog while you smell the odor. If you puke, you puke.” said judge Cicconetti.
Here’s the whole sentencing:
The judge sentenced another woman who abandoned 35 kittens in the woods with spending a night out there on her ow (as well as jail time and a fine).
At the hearing Cicconetti again sited he’s reasoning;
“How would you like to be dumped off at a metro park late at night, spend the night listening to the coyotes … listening to the raccoons around you in the dark night, and sit out there in the cold not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal, not knowing when you are going to be rescued?”
And as to why he gave such “creative” sentences Cicconetti explained:
“The message I want to send to the defendant is, ‘look, you did something stupid and you’re going to pay for it by doing something stupid. Hopefully, that clicks. I can’t say we didn’t have a little fun doing it over the years. We have. I’ve entertained myself by doing it. But there’s always been a point to doing it.”
We here at The Goldens Club believe he did a great job as a judge and the reasoning behind all of his sentences was brilliant!