Man Holds ‘I AM A BULLY’ Sign in Public After Court Order

Edmond Aviv sits on a street corner holding a sign Sunday, April 13, 2014, in South Euclid, Ohio declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence because he was accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered Aviv, 62, to display the sign for five hours Sunday. It says: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Edmond Aviv sat on a street corner holding a sign on Sunday, April 13, in South Euclid, Ohio declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his court sentence for harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years.
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After an Ohio man pleaded guilty in February to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for bullying children with developmental disabilities, a judge decided he should admit his guilt another way — by standing on a street corner and holding up a sign proclaiming that he bullies disabled children.

Edmond Aviv, 62, was ordered to report to a busy intersection in South Euclid, Ohio, with the sign on full display.

His sentence began today.

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported:

Edmond Aviv, 62, endured five hours of people yelling at him from passing cars while holding a sign that said: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."

Specifically, Aviv’s crime goes way deeper than just bullying.

According to Reuters, Aviv “called his neighbor “Monkey Mama” as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp.”

Aviv had reportedly harrassed that family for 15 years.

South Euclid resident Bill Schneeberg (R) talks to Edmond Aviv as the latter sits with a sign he made, at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio April 13, 2014. Aviv, 62, who called his neighbor "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an "I AM A BULLY!" sign on the busy street on Sunday. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
A local took a moment to read Aviv’s court-ordered sign today.
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Fox 8 Cleveland quoted the presiding judge, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers, of South Euclid Municipal Court, for a description of the types of antics Aviv would allegedly orchestrate:

"He would do things like shine a spotlight at their house at three in the morning so the family couldn't sleep. Then he would play loud music. He also shoveled dog feces onto the car of the one son who is a caretaker to the disabled children. He did this every day," said Williams-Byers.

While holding the sign today, Aviv denied the bullying allegations to the Plain Dealer, saying that “the judge destroyed me” and “this isn’t fair at all.”