Edmund Aviv of Ohio was convicted of harassment and bullying his neighbor and her disabled child. The judge sentenced him to 2 weeks of jail time, community service, a letter of apology, and anger management classes. And one more time-honored thing: public humiliation.
He was required to spend five hours on the side of a busy street holding a sign that said the following:
I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.
Even though we have progressed beyond using public stocks as punishment, this is certainly something that the convicted felon will not forget. And hopefully it will stick.