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Monday, November 2, 2009

Being In Court > Watching the Browns

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM

I slept through the entire second half of the Browns game. That was better than watching. You know what else was better than watching? From a story about all the people arrested on Halloween around Kent:

Of the 105 people whose cases were processed, only 35 had been in custody. All defendants were released after posting a bond or having their cases put through a diversion program. That, Plough said, saves the city of Kent and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office money — although not everybody minded the crowded accommodations.

“I asked one person, ‘Did you have fun last night?’” Plough recalled. “And he said, ‘No, but I had fun once I got to jail.’”

Each defendant was invited to have candy, courtesy of the judge.

“Only two people were charged with assault, and only one was charged with criminal damaging,” he said. “Everything else was alcohol related. It’s a little easier to be lighthearted and have fun in court. These kids were just there to have a good time and ended up getting arrested.”

The time in court, he noted, was less painful than watching the Cleveland Browns , who lost 30-6.

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