Punishment

File photo of a woman's ponytail. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Utah Mom Upset Over Judge’s Hair-Cut Punishment

A Utah mother says she felt intimated in court when a judge told her that he would reduce her 13-year-old daughter’s sentence if she chopped off the girl’s ponytail in court — an offer the mother says she now wishes she hadn’t taken.

06/25/2012

File photo of flooded streets. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

City Threatens To Turn Off Utilities For Not Paying Traffic Tickets

Fed up with the debt accrued in unpaid traffic fines issued by stoplight cameras, town officials in Las Cruces have decided to fight back by turning off the utilities – water, sewage and gas – of those who refuse to pay up.

04/26/2012

Biggest Punishment For Kids: Losing The Internet

It’s one of the key weapons parents have to keep kids in line: denial of privileges.

12/17/2010

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