Among all the viral stories that hit your Facebook feed every day, one sets itself apart from the others because it’s as serious as it is unusual. It’s a story of a judge who became an Internet celebrity because of his unorthodox “eye for an eye” sentences.
You pepper-sprayed someone – you get the same treatment, skipped on a cab fare – you walk 30 miles. As strange as they may be, judge Chick’s sentences are shockingly effective. Jails are overcrowded anyways. However, when one defendant accused of animal abuse showed up, finding the appropriate punishment was not easy.