Scratch the surface and it's amazing what you'll find. Exactly three years ago, the Justice Policy Initiate wrote a piece looking at juvenile sentences.
Guess who they spotlighted? That's right: Sick Ric Howard:
That's Sic Rick holding the map
Here's what they wrote:
"Instead of focusing on anomalies, we need to look at more typical cases like that of Adam Bollenback, a 17-year-old mentally disabled boy with a history of substance abuse. At age 16, Adam stole a six-pack of beer from a neighbor's garage and then managed to slip away from a patrol car after being caught. Not only was he prosecuted as an adult; he was given a 10-year prison sentence. During the sentencing, Judge Ric Howard noted approvingly, "This sentence is going to break your spirit right now."
The guy deserves the moniker.
Following the sentencing, Adam's lawyer asked that the boy be segregated from adult inmates, but Howard rejected the request, stating, "He's an adult, and he's going to be treated as an adult."
That's just great.
In an interview following the sentencing, the garage owner, Charlotte Coadic, said, "If I had known [his age], I wouldn't have called the cops, I would have given him a good tongue-lashing and sent him home."
I bet that if she knew that the poor mentally ill kid would come before a sadist in a robe, she might have even spared him the tongue-lashing.