Residents of South Euclid, Ohio, were treated to a curious sight this Sunday when they came across a man sitting at a street corner with a huge sign: “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.”
The man in question, Edmond Aviv, 62, had been found guilty in court of harassing his neighbors for 15 years. According to Sandra Prugh, his neighbor, Aviv had been targeting her adopted children with abuse: several of them happened to be black, and some had developmental disorders, physical disabilities or both.
Sure, yeah, this part is neat and all, but take a look at the whole of what he got:
It took five court appearances over the years for Aviv to finally be punished. In March, Aviv was charged with fourth-degree disorderly conduct and sentenced to 15 days in jail, seven months’ probation, 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and mental-health counseling. In addition, he had to write a public letter of apology to Prugh in a newspaper — and hold the shaming sign at a street corner for five hours, as drivers honked their horn and passers-by yelled at him.
He didn’t even have to pay damages or anything.
It doesn’t even sound like he had to pay court costs (generally that’s included in stuff like this, so it not being stated doesn’t necessarily mean that he didn’t….even so…)