Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
I think it's more like a "zero tolerance" policy and this jackass is being punished to try and deter other jackasses from doing similar things. I've got no problem with him spending time in jail if it sends a message to other parents.
From that standpoint I can definitely see it, though I think you could accomplish the same thing without such a lenghty sentence. Going to jail at all should provide enough shock value, you would hope.