Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Shaming Police Officers in Thailand

Hellokitty So you want to subject your employees to humiliation? Here's an idea:

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.

I wonder what Dan Markel (Florida State) would have to say about this type of shaming punishment? And more importantly, how can the Thais make fun of a figure so treasured by my own young daughter?


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Hi Paul, thanks for the query. I've posted my thoughts up on Here's the link:

Posted by: Dan Markel | Aug 13, 2007 12:17:26 PM

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