Ga. woman must wear 'fool' sign, judge says

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 7:27 AM
Last updated 6:16 PM
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MACON, Ga. — 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.”

The Macon woman pleaded guilty to battery and making terroristic threats during a Monday hearing in Bibb County Superior Court.

Prosecutor Sandra Matson said she went onto a school bus April 4 and repeatedly struck her 11-year-old cousin and pulled the girl’s hair. Freeman apologized during Monday’s court hearing.

The Telegraph newspaper reports that Judge Howard Simms sentenced her to wear the sandwich-board-style sign at the bus stop from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for one week starting Dec. 10.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/04/12 - 10:34 am
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Ok Judge

Well now...maybe we can use more punishment like this....:)

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/04/12 - 10:54 am
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Maybe
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she can sell breakfast buscuits while advertising her foolishness.

Tots
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Tots 12/04/12 - 11:53 am
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Finally!!!!

Something like this just may work better than any type of probation,or jail time...She should also have to apologize to the bus driver and all that were on board at the time she acted the FOOL.....WIN-win!!

Farmboy
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Farmboy 12/04/12 - 12:09 pm
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Excellent

Finally, a judge who knows what he is doing.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 12/04/12 - 04:50 pm
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she better be glad her cousin
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she better be glad her cousin wasn't my child...she wouldn't need to worry about a sign....

Jane18
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Jane18 12/04/12 - 06:08 pm
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Who's A Fool?

Well, it looks as if a 38-yeal-old woman coming on a school bus knocking around an 11-year-old child, and thought she would not be reported! Yep, I'd call that a fool. Give that judge a thumbs up!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/04/12 - 11:08 pm
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Yep, personal respect and

Yep, personal respect and cred are important to dimwits like her. Having to be laughed at and humiliated is 10x worse for folks like this than doing some time and being a playa.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/05/12 - 12:08 pm
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Wrong wording
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The sign idea is great but the message is wrong. She didn't "make a fool out of herself". She assaulted an 11 year old child.

The sign should read ..."I am a violent bully who beats up young kids. Stay away!"

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