Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Judge Sentences Defendant To Write Report on Hinduism

As reported by MLive, in Bay County, Michigan on Monday, 26-year old Delane D. Bell was up for sentencing on a charge of ethnic intimidation to which he plead guilty last March. The charge stemmed from an incident outside a bar in which Bell  shouted "jihad" and "Osama bin Laden" at two Hindu men, and then punched one of the men and hit the other’s car. At the time of the plea, Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran ordered Bell to write a 10-page report on the greatest accomplishments of Muslims. Now, the judge sentenced Bell to 2 years probation, on the condition that he write another 10-page report, this time on Hinduism. The judge added that this report should show more originality than his last one did.