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December 14, 2008

A creative sentence involving creative writing

This local story, headlined "Two drug offenders ordered to write essays," reports on a creative sentence imposed recently in a New Jersey state court:

Two former Long Valley residents who were charged in February, along with a third roommate, with running a marijuana harvesting operation in their attic were spared prison sentences Friday by a judge who gave them probation, community service and ordered them to write essays.

Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan ordered John Coates III of Great Meadows and John A. O'Connell of Succasunna, both 24, to read "Judgment at Nuremberg," a 1957 play by Abby Mann that was adapted into the Academy Award-winning 1961 film about Nazi war criminals brought to justice for their crimes against humanity.

The significance of the assignment is that the war criminals claimed to just be following orders, just as Coates and O'Connell said they went along with the marijuana-growing plan of roommate Zachary Toomey, 27.

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Posted by: erick | Jan 24, 2009 12:38:55 PM

Nice info a lot to think about thanks for this :-) I am just about to forward it on to friends that will be interested in it too.

Posted by: Roommates | May 21, 2009 10:35:38 AM

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