Monday, August 06, 2007

Personally, I feel this edges over into "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" territory.

Rogue cops forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands
August 6, 2007
BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring “Hello Kitty,” the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.

Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late — among other misdemeanors — will be forced to stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won’t wear the armband in public.

The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts.

“Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor,” said Pongpat, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.


At 10:27 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Good lord.

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Guilt and shame?
Could we use this on the Bushies?

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