38-year-old Natosha Freeman has spent each morning this week at a bus stop wearing a homemade sandwich board that reads: "I made a fool out [of] myself on a Bibb County School Bus." How effective is punishing someone with court-ordered shame?
A central Georgia judge gave the woman a choice: Wear a sign proclaiming that she was a fool or spend four weekends in jail. The woman, 38-year-old Natasha Latrice Freeman, chose the sign. It says "I made a fool out of myself on a Bibb County Public Schools bus."
A Georgia Superior Court judge still could face charges after he was given a breath test for alcohol during a traffic stop but let go. Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms says he entered an in-patient alcohol treatment facility after being stopped Sept. 22.