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Texas Judge Throws Honor Student In Jail [Pic+]

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MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 12:29:25 PM
Any student that misses 18days of school and is still an honor student is probably smarter than the redneck judge sentencing her. In fact I think the judge had second thoughts.


It's such a shame that the US Justice system appears to be driven by the amount of public embarrassment its officials are subjected to. At least this idiot got forced to do a U-turn, even if it was too late to do any good to anyone.

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 9:04:57 AM
@madest
LOLNO
It's high school mate. Being an 'honors' student is a joke, especially when the teachers help you out. (Which they would have for this girl, I assure you) There's not really any punishment for grade inflation in high school. It's frowned upon by parents and things, but in the end it really doesn't matter. The better question is, why weren't her parents punished A LONG time ago? As far as I know, a parent deserting children under the age of 18 is illegal.

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 9:01:15 AM
@casidhe Did you even read all of my posts? I don't agree with this law either, but the law IS the law. Our justice system is supposed to be 'blind'. That's why you'll see statues or paintings of a woman with a blindfold over her face in many judicial buildings. If YOU don't like the law, then do something about it. The judge just did his job.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 6:51:08 AM
Any student that misses 18days of school and is still an honor student is probably smarter than the redneck judge sentencing her. In fact I think the judge had second thoughts.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 6:19:40 AM
@yusuksomuch

LOL! OH YA TALK ANTI-AMERICAN TO ME!! Imagine people from the UK able to see their own problems before whining about others.

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 4:02:41 AM
@casidhe
Exactly

This is petty to real crimes.

ShweeTooth
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 33 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 3:56:39 AM
QUOTE: alternate title: Texas Judge Acts Like Typical Texan
RESPONSE: drat YOU.

casidhe
Female, 40-49, Australia
 62 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 2:07:45 AM
Most of the comments under this post make me shrink with horror.Humanity dragged itself out of the slime to evolve into what ? Where is your compassion,your concern,your kindness ?

The statement echoed throughout this thread that "the law is the law" is inane and vile . It was once the law to burn witches and it was once considered acceptable send 5 year old's down the coal mines or own slaves and whip them to death if you felt like it....was that o.k with you too ?

Exactly how is a jail sentence of any length helpful to this young woman ? She needs helping not harming. This is a gross human rights abuse and I am sickened by anyone defending it.

Agent0024blo
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 198 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 12:01:38 AM
quoting*

Agent0024blo
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 198 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 12:00:48 AM
One thing to point out: As a journalist, you are supposed to fix grammar and not convey dialect when

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:44:41 PM
Here's what I want to know: Why do people only get interested and up in arms about legislation AFTER it comes up in a case like this? Seriously, if you dumbasses would just pay attention to your state politics in the first place, then you wouldn't have to bitch about the law AFTER your ass gets thrown in jail.

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:42:11 PM
@Sarah
Right, but this girl wasn't in one of those programs. She broke the law. There's no discussing it. The law might be stupid, but all the judge did is uphold the law, that's his job after all..

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:40:26 PM
@talon0325 First off, you need to calm the hell down. Secondly, did you actually read the story? The comment the judge made wasn't 'racist'. When he said 'One of em' he obviously meant people who break the law, probably specifically people who skip school.

Also, the reason she was tried as an adult is because that's the way the law in her state works. I personally think it's stupid, but it's the damn law. Your emotions and personal opinion can't and shouldn't be able to invalidate a written law put in place by our elected officials. If you don't like the law, do something about it.

Lastly, everyone is overreacting. The sentence is EXTREMELY light. Why is this even a big deal? ONE day in jail and a hundred dollar fine? Do you realize how MUCH you have to miss school in most states for something like this to even come up?

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:40:01 PM
You know, there are programs to help kids like this. I know a person who managed to hold 2 jobs and only attend one hour of high school a week and she graduated with honors. Attendance is severely overrated.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12850 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:39:22 PM
@lokigod47 Whose bright idea was it to connect Africa to the Internet?

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:04:02 PM
Hey Eddy? Land of the free? When the hell did anyone send kids to jail for missing school? We give them detention or suspend them for a few days and it affects their marks. This kid gets a criminal record for missing school? WTF is your country going to do next? Make alcatraz a home for truant students? But then again, She is an immigrant and so are the parents that abandoned the family. Guess thats ok in the american eyes. as long as the courts have some useless poo to send people to jail. No sense dealing with important issues like murders and robbery/rape and theft. Cops are to busy busting truant students.

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:47:00 PM
Hey Eddy 666. You are as much of a dumbass as the judge. Your comment It doesn't matter that she is in a rough situation or is an 'honor' student. (It's high school. Do you know how easy it is to be an 'honors' student, especially if you cheat?) The law is the law. It sucks sometimes, but you shouldn't expect this judge to make exceptions. What he said was right: It's not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. ou must have missed a few classes yourself. The point the judge made was racist. You " cant let one of "em" get away with it. What if that had been one of your sisters ? Is she one of "them" Bet she runs rampant and will have a shotgun diploma, 'cause daddy and the judge deemed it so. It's not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. As a country that supposedly is governed by the people, it is extremely i

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:30:46 PM
This is going to be another Treyvon Martin case all over again. People aren't going to care about the law or justice system, they are just going to want their own definition of 'justice' applied.

eddy666
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 522 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:10:13 PM
What the hell kind of journalism is this? Also, everyone calling the judge 'stupid' based on this story need to take a look at their own intelligence. Sure, I feel extremely bad for this girl, but justice is supposed to be 'blind'. It doesn't matter that she is in a rough situation or is an 'honor' student. (It's high school. Do you know how easy it is to be an 'honors' student, especially if you cheat?) The law is the law. It sucks sometimes, but you shouldn't expect this judge to make exceptions. What he said was right: It's not fair to let one person go and send another to jail based on something so subjective. Public education is important. As a country that supposedly is governed by the people, it is extremely important that our 'people' are educated to a reasonable extent. Also, I'm pretty sure her parents abandoning her at that age is highly illegal. She should have reported something. I do feel extremely bad for her, but I can't really hate on the judge for his decision.

faaaaq
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 667 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:58:21 PM
she deserved the punishment. there are organizations set up to help people like her. its HER fault for CHOOSING to work 2 jobs and miss school

EmagehtmaI
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 186 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:48:12 PM
I lol'd.

Kidding.

Judge is an idiot. She works two jobs and sacrifices her own sleep so she can keep up with her studies. She's suffered from exhaustion by doing all this. And he wants to teach her a lesson? She's not cutting class to go to the mall. She doesn't work, she doesn't eat.

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:31:17 PM
Way to say it SmagBoy1. " them" are not part of what the judge wants in his county. But he's ok with letting "them law enforcment people" do their job. Arresting truant students. There "aint" no crime in Texass. 'cept to let judge dickwad get into a courtroom. Jeese, I'm glad to never have to go back there. Racism is rampant down there. Sorry, we have no gay cowboys up here, 'cept maybe for the judges son. He did't want to leave brokeback mountain , even if it meant missing school. lol

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:19:55 PM
'merica is all about the freedom to abandon your kids to fend for themselves. She has 2 siblings, 2 jobs , and will miss another day of school. But her parents get to do whatever they want, without the kids or responsibility. How many years would that dick set her up for if she left her family behind and said F$%k it, I can't miss anymore school for you kids? Texass is something to be proud to live in. Most places, the parents would be in jail, Not in Judge Dickheads county. Yeeeehaww for redneck mentality. Glad I never have to ever go back there. Gay cowboys and morons for troopers that would shoot a cow for tresspassing.

muhtalikuh
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 241 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:33:32 PM
iab poster acts like a typical iab douche

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:18:16 PM
I'm sorry, what exactly is a typical Texan?

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