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Old 05-29-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Shame on me ? You have got to be kidding....funny how the point of my discussion has been lost, and you seem to be completely on the defensive about Houston, vs. having any opinion or disgust for Judge Lanny Loser -- this conversation is enough evidence for all those considering your town to see the blatant disregard for justice of the innocent -- and more concern for your 'reputation.'
If you had bothered to read more on this thread - you would have seen that the majority of the posters were not concerned about Houston's reputation - but instead empathized with the teen in the neighboring county. Neighboring county - as in not in Houston.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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A Republican judge did this. Not surprised.
I had 4 days of my life wasted last month thanks to another incompetent Republican DA.

These good ole boy have it good, all they need is to have -R next to their name and sheep will elect them, no matter how ill qualified.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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These good ole boy have it good, all they need is to have -R next to their name and sheep will elect them, no matter how ill qualified.
That's the problem that we have today,
I couldn't stop laughing watching the senator race commercials of the 3 republicans saying the exact same thing
"Conservative, cut taxes, cut spending.... vote for me"

That's all they have to say to get elected.
I'd just ask them a simple interview question "What accomplishments have you had in the last 2 years?"
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The campaign to help this young woman has now raised $50K.

Campaign Raises $50,000 in Three Days to Help Honor Student Diane Tran Who Was Imprisoned for Truancy While Working Two Jobs - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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Way to build up that strawman. What I'm saying is it's obviously her parents/guardians that need to be held accountable for her truancy and not her. Why is she supporting her younger sibling and her over 18 year old brother?
Its a cultural thing. Some families take care of each other that way. Its not that uncommon a situation for siblings to be taking care of each other, in the absents of parents.

And we don't really know what the problem with her parents is.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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A Republican judge did this.
And a corrupt one at that.

http://montgomerytx.countymonitor.co...iarty_reso.pdf

Only in America can a corrupt Republican judge sent a 17 year old honor student to jail for being tardy.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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And a corrupt one at that.

http://montgomerytx.countymonitor.co...iarty_reso.pdf

Only in America can a corrupt Republican judge sent a 17 year old honor student to jail for being tardy.
Amen!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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I get the feeling we'll be starting to see more of her extended relatives come into the picture now, including her estranged parents.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:49 AM
 
Location: 77441
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she was jailed for contempt of court.

thats when the judge tells you to do something and you refuse.

shes not near as smart as y'all give her credit for
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Keep in mind this guy is a Justice of the Peace which is an administrative position that mostly deals with minor infractions like traffic tickets. You do not have to hold a law degree, or even a college degree to be a Justice of the Peace, just be elected and attend a training course.
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