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May 26, 2012

Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school


An honor student in Texas was thrown in jail after she missed too many classes at her high school.

A judge issued Diane Tran, 17, a summons Wednesday for her excessive truancy after she missed class. She was arrested in open court.

Last month, Tran was issued a warning by the judge for missing school.

Tran said she works both full-time and part-time jobs, in addition to taking advanced and college level courses.

But the judge said Tran's case was bigger than the individual situation of one student.

"If you let one run loose, what are you gonna' do with the rest of 'em?," said Judge Lanny Moriarty. "Let them go too? A little stay in the jail for one night is not a death sentence."

But Tran's classmates said she had a lot more to juggle than the average teen.

"She goes from job to job from school. She stays up until 7 a.m. in the morning doing her homework," said Devin Hill, a classmate and co-worker.

On top of that, Tran said her parents spilt up and moved away, leaving her to support her younger sister.

The judge admitted that he wanted to make an example of the teen.

Tran had to spend 24 hours in jail and had to pay a $100 fine.

99 comments:

  1. This world is becoming or, should I say is, certifiably insane. This girl's circumstances should have been taken into account obviously. The justice system is not there for the benefit of people. It is there to assert its authority. Tran should be compensated big time for this atrocity.

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    1. It is about the prison industrial complex harvesting candidates direct from high school.


      "But the judge said Tran's case was bigger than the individual situation of one student."

      The judge is correct. The case has nothing to do with Tran. It is about commerce and high school children are the most convenient prisoners because they are not hardened, they are easily dominated and controllable. Prisons full of high school kids will require less guards, less infrastructural investment and when they are institutionalized, they become repeat customers as ex-con.

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    2. Yes, she was sent there for 24 hours to feed the prison industrial machine.

      Do you think about what you're writing or are you too far gone to consider logic?

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    3. In our suburban Chicago public schools in the 60's, the teachers stated every year "Your attendance is importance because, and only because, state dollars are based on attendance. I don't care about your attendance, but my boss sure does.". The wording varied slightly but the message was blunt and clear. And this was before Jimmy Carter and the federal Dept of Education. As Chicago kids we knew how corrupt *everything* was, and how dangerous it was to speak up. Digusting? YES. Outrageous? YES. But you don't like it, don't even think about fighting it, just leave the corrupt city. As responsible parents, it is child abuse to leave our children in the hands of these insane and evil people.

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    4. It is about self-righteous assholes. I will be that this judge never put in the hours that this girl has been.

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    5. It would really be helpful if we knew where this judge was so that we could complain.

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    6. ..right you are

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    7. She has NO business working two jobs and taking care of her sister. She should be unemployed like everybody else and that sister should be in foster care so she can be molested, raped and beaten like the rest of the foster kids.

      She must apply for welfare and food stamps so she is dependent on the government. We can't have people thinking and acting independently!

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    8. Texas is the poster child for hicks. Here in the Northeast we have banded together to make sure our students do not go there for spring break. We will not spend a dime there on tourism. They even teach creationism in their schools. What idiots!

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    9. That is ridiculous. No individual person should be "made an example." Especially in her case, as the world becomes a harder and more unjust place, you would think those that are doing what they can to survive at that age, would be able to seek refuge in the justice system. It's just another case of how those that are in power, refuse to open their eyes to what is really happening in the world.

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    10. As a teacher I can tell you that the judge was right. She's Asian and these Asian kids just won't get with the program. We work hard to dumb down the kids, eradicate their morals and break their spirit so they don't question authority.

      But the Asians insist on being smart. They always have their hands up to answer questions and their high test scores make it impossible curve grades for the rest of the class.

      We don't have these problems with the white or black kids. But these Asians have a work ethic, morals and a success motivation. So what can you do but toss them in jail. They gotta get with the program.

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    11. Texas is the "poster child for hick"??? Those of you in the oh-so-special northeast need to stay there. You yankees don't have a clue. And just so you know, creationism is not taught in schools here. It would seem you are very ignorant of Texas. What the judge did was legal, but morally wrong. But to brush all of Texas with the same brush is just as wrong. It's like saying all yankees are ignorant-and we know that's not true either.

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  2. I thought high school was voluntary after a certain age like 16, what gives? Oh and the judge is without honor.

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  3. that judge should be castrated

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  4. The judge is a jerk and ought to be kicked off the bench.

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    1. Yes. And stripped of his retirement accounts. And barred from further Public Service.

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  5. God her her! God help us all!

    I've finally realized that the rulers of this country and this world are NOT Human!

    They're a strange Alien Race from someplace else.

    It's NOT just one judge, but it's all of them. ALL of them. The university professors, alphavet agencies, corps., mass media, cops, the judges, the mayors of cities, the pRresident. his advisors, the congress, the pentagon, the military.

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    1. the bible explains this

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    2. Moron, u still believe in fairytales? Shoot urself...

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    3. And in this instance the truth will not set you free.

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    4. Its the entire system from the owners down. Until the Vatican and Crown, AKA Rothschilds are sent back from whatever planet they came from we will be continually dispossessed of our rights until there are none.

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    5. and don't forget your neighborhood association nazi's-local police and your friendly neighborhood child molester-your parish priest!--and your financial terrorist the local banker-and where is the school district in all this??? They belong in jail right next to the judge--welcome to the fascist corporate state of Amerika--where like the Hotel California-you can check out but you can never leave--now with the new law pending that makes it illegal to leave the US without THEIR permission.

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  6. Another brainless, egotistical judge who would rather administer sadistic punishment as opposed to 'justice.'

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  7. The idiot judge says this: "If you let one run loose, what are you gonna' do with the rest of 'em? Let them go too?"

    Uh, no. You make a JUDGMENT. It's your JOB as a judge to weigh the case and if special circumstances are present, you can let her go. Does working TWO jobs, caring for a younger sibling, and being an HONOR STUDENT not qualify as special circumstances? No one expects you to let go of some truant thug. But this girl IS extraordinary and should be treated as such.

    Where did Moriarty get his degree? The University of Pitcairn Island?

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    1. Parents should be in jail

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  8. i would like to make an example of that judge...tribal justice rules for the bankster tied tribe...and Miss Tran is not one of them

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    1. Huh?? "Bankster tied tribe"?? This judge is a puffed-up buffoon who badly needs to be deflated. Jailing this girl is preposterous. But your comment makes no sense and is totally inappropriate. Judge Moriarty? Makes me think of the famous enemy of Sherlock Holmes.

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  9. A great teacher is often quoted as saying that one should not judge lest they in turn become judged themself. Judge, you have just judged yourself. And you are found wanting.

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  10. The judge should be voted off the bench he sits on! What a jerk! The girl is an example of a hard working american citizen who is taking her responsibilities seriously. The judge is not worthy of his position. This is a case of an extraordinary girl and a lowlife, brainless "judge".

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    1. Never happen.

      He's a Republican, judicial elections are partisan in Texas, and Montgomery County went Republican by close to 80% in the 2008 elections.

      There is no chance, at all, that he will be defeated by a Democratic challenger. And I really doubt the Montgomery County Republican party will let him be successfully primary challenged.

      He'll get some angry mail and then this will blow over and he'll still be a judge.

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  11. Why did she have to go before a judge?? School is not required after the age of 16. Exactly what crime was she thrown in jail for?? Normally there are natural consequences for things... miss school and your grades suffer. She's an honor student! Her schooling is no longer compulsory. Is this judge for real? Cracker jacked!

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    1. very good question. People need to learn the goddamned difference between law and statute, the U.S. and America.

      Why WAS she in front of a judge? Did she sign a contract agreeing to a given number of days attendance???

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    2. Texas requires school until age 18.

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  12. In a civilized society you don't use force to put people in prison who have done no harm to anyone.

    We are living in an oppressive totalitarian nightmare.

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  13. Texas has a compulsory education law where you have to go till 18.

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  14. I am praying that this judge dies a horrible, painful death ... very, very slowly. What a f'ing inhuman SOB.

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    1. I can't tell if "Anonymous" here is the same person for all of these posts or not, but you are one piece of nastiness. You spew hatred and venom as if you think you're the worlds most perfect individual and everyone else is beneath you. I would hazard a guess that you have few friends.

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  15. Embrace your NWO people because it's here to stay .

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  16. Years ago I was sacked for mistakenly working overtime, by a major bank. The experience changed me from would-be yupie to cynical bastard. I came to believe that those who work the hardest are punished the most. This poor young lady, I see her as a fellow traveler.

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  17. I want wish all ill and evil on this Judge.

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  18. The problem is that no one fights back. Power hungry sadists seek positions in society that give them power over others, and when they meet no resistance they get to enjoy it.

    How many of the people posting comments here expressed their anger toward the judge instead of posting it anonymously under some under-read article on a forgotten website?

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  19. i call shenanigins.... this story is cannot be true.

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  20. With power comes responsibility, due to this responsibility one is judged harsher for poor decisions that harm others..poor Judge just showed what is his to come in the next life..he owes eternal servitude to this poor hard working slave! Down with Tyrants and death to them all by his hand!

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  21. Right....so we should jail kids for not comming to class? Fail??? Really???? That Judge should be jailed.

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  22. Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
    Judge Lanny Moriarty
    Willis Location
    300 S. Danville St
    Willis, TX 77378
    (936) 539-7801 Office
    (936) 788-8399 Fax

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  23. Texas state law mandates that every student shall be "challenged" sounds to me like the "shallow ass judge" should be going after the system that is BREAKING the LAW

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  24. Who is John Galt?

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    1. An asshole who would think this judge was a great guy.

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  25. What should be done is the judge should be dragged into the street and the people should beat the crap out of him. Period. This kinda stuff has got to stop. To hell with civility. Time for the people to take back their rights. REVOLT!!!!! Talking is over folks,,,Talking is over!

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  26. I hope the voters in his district recall this sob and make him get a job for which he is qualified.

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  27. This goes to show you that the entire United States legal and judicial system is ethnically and intellectually bankrupt. They are tools of the oligarchs. Just like the militarized black-suited police. Their job is to keep the American citizen afraid of anyone in a position of authority. This in turn keeps the money and power in the hands of the one percent.

    All I can say is " Payday someday!"

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  28. Texas is a compulsory education state.

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  29. It is admirable that this teen with all of this responsibility is an honor student. I understand how and what she is going through. I work, go to school, and teach my children at home...Dear little sister, hold your head up high.
    Stay positive, focused and reach your goals. The judicial system might have pissed on you but God has not forgotten you and us. This is what America has become--may God help us all and deliver us from the insanity. May we all one day redeem our republic...

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  30. This so called "judge", should be sent to jail for fraudulently portraying a role of someone who has the aptitude of being able to "judge" anyone. This beautiful hearted young lady has had to "grow up" before her time through NO fault of her own making. This young teens actions of love for raising her sister while holding a full time job as well as a few part time jobs brought tears to my eyes. May God bless this child and may she know that she is held in high esteem in my heart.

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  31. i like the way our forfathers did it. they tared and feathered the person and carried them out of town on a pole. this should be done to the judge only he should be put in the town square in a head and hand deviece and left there for the same time she had to spend in jail and the should be done to all judges who don't do there jobs right

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  32. No law impairing the obligation of contracts shall be made.
    This girl had a private contract to support her sister, that supersedes her contract with the school which has a contract for attendance so many days out of the school year.

    The girl has two encumbrances and one is superior to the other.
    The encumbrance to support her sister is superior to the one created with the school.

    Needless to say, she got a lesson from the school of hard knocks and she should second guess that 'free' education. It cost her a day of her life, and $100 and public humiliation.

    The judge's comment reminded me of Hopper's comment in the Dreamworks movie Antz "You let one ant stand up to us, and they all might stand up! " (it's out of context because the entire dialogue leads to another meaning, but this part of that quote stood out for me).

    A judge judges.
    He has no connection to anyone that shows up.
    Seems she had a prior agreement with the court to go to school and not miss more days.

    Something is not being said here, but she sure has a lot of 'contracts for performance'(where she failed to perform the obligations of the contracts she entered into), but at least kept up with the one to take care of her sister.

    Laughing out Loud at Anonymous @ 4:41 PM
    Stating not to judge and then judging the judge as wanting. :-)

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  33. All schools are prisons. James Arness and Robert Mitchum didn't do scoo... Scoo is behavioral modification.

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  34. Odd that Asian parents would abandon their kids. Generally those folks have extremely strong family bonds.

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  35. Ridicules "Judge" this young hard working dedicated woman should home school herself and tell the system to F off! Schools are little more than prisons and day care centers full of police with tasers who love to harass and intimidate the kids. The school boards love to harass parents as does clearly the so called judicial system. The system needs to learn that WE DO NOT NEED MICROMANAGED. I hope this so called Judge is fired and made a laughing stock. Clearly he lives in the dark ages with his head up the ass of some bureaucrat. Instead of putting this poor girl in jail or fining her why didn't he serve the people in this case her, by figuring out a way to lessen her burdens instead of adding to them. Maybe it is also a racial thing maybe he does not like aisians or anyone other than white people. Texas is well known for it's harassment of anyone who is not white. How could this ruling do anything but enrage all who read it?!He should have commended her on all her hard work and efforts - she's an honor student who is taking college classes. Clearly the Judge is unreasonable, unintelligent and just plain stupid. Fire his ass before he harms anymore upstanding citizens.

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  36. That 100.00 fine probley set her back a few months,now she and her sister cant eat.I feel so bad for her and her sibling.What Texas town was this in? I hope a bank will set her up an account so people can send a buck or two to help out with the 100.00 fine. :-(

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  37. The judge is an imbecile. There is always room for common sense and leniency in every ruling. This young lady is a threat to the sheeple handlers...it's just that simple.

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  38. Being a Texan,this shames me as a human being.The judge needs to retire from the bench.

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  39. Reminds me of Javert, the fanatical police officer in Les Miserables' who insisted on 'the letter of the law' no matter if it was a moral law or not.....

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  40. Judge?
    That female "Judge" is too stupid to realize this girl has brilliant written on her forehead!

    What does it take to be a loser judge? Massaging yourself under your robes! I say to hell with judges and their so called, authority to safeguard the law!

    They are nothing to anyone but, hollow, simple-minded, egotistical fools in costume!

    God administers the law and see to it's control of sensible humanity. Not some, black witch that needs a broom to fly to work!

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  41. welcome to AMERIKKKKKAA LAND OF PISS

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  42. I left Texas because the police and judges treated everybody like their own personal ATMs. They routinely arrest kids at school without the benefit of their parent's presence and then drag them to court. TEXAS HAS BECOME A FASCIST ENTITY. What is going on there is one gigantic criminal enterprise. There is no tolerance for normal human frailty, but a huge tolerance for the criminal malfeasance of the LEADERSHIP CLASS...comprised of losers like Rick "Goodhair" Perry and the rest of the Bad Good Ol' Boys.

    For the police, sheriffs and other criminal classes in Texas: You had better think carefully about your behavior. When the money runs out--and it will soon--you will be out of jobs, out of time and have enormous bad will accumulated through these actions. What happens to bullies when their early growth spurts are dwarfed by the growth of those that they bullied? They become punching bags!!!! THINK ABOUT IT

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    1. Thank goodness you left Texas. We're better off without you.

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  43. SLAVERY, She should of asked the PARASITE, if he is CLAIMING that she is IN SLAVED to him!

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  44. Willis Location

    300 S. Danville St

    Willis, TX 77378

    (936) 539-7801 Office

    (936) 788-8399 Fax

    Map and Directions





    Montgomery Location

    19380 Highway 105 West, Ste 507

    Montgomery, TX 77356

    (936) 788-8374 Office

    (936) 788-8379 Fax

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  45. The "judge" should be euthanized, for the public good.

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  46. Reading this makes me want to walk off a bridge. What in the hell.

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  47. "A little stay in the jail for one night is not a death sentence."

    From what I have seen, having any jail time on your record will keep you from every good opportunity you will ever come across in your future life.

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  48. "Historically the criminal law was intended to punish only the most horrible offenses that everyone agreed were inherently wrong or evil, offenses like rape, murder, theft, arson - but now we’ve basically federalized(rationalized) thousands of activities and called them crimes."
    Rand Paul - Paraphrased/Truncated Appropriated Quote to fit the need.

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  49. the judge should be stabbed through the place where a heart normally is with a very sharp stick......!
    PRICK!

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  50. Intelligent and hard-working. Just what the Corporate Government hates. Y'all ought-a be as stupid as this here Judge.

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  51. Intelligent and hard-working girl. Just the opposite of this Judge.

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  52. Don't break the law next time SLAVE! It's good to know the law applies equally to all of us SLAVES!

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  53. What a joke. The judge is just a puppet pushing the agenda of the mega corporations and the evil elite.

    Prison industrial complex is like a giant breeding ground for lab rats for corporations to experiment on.

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  54. I'm sure glad that law enforcement and judicial system has time to mess with this case. It shows to me that all the drug dealers thieves and killers are already off the streets and locked up,right?

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  55. This just wrong, if see him on the street, be polite but direct and tell him FUBARed this one bad. And if he doesn't find some way to correct this.

    RECALL him and VOTE him out!!!!!!

    NO ONE NEEDS A TROLL as a Judge.

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  56. On top of that, Tran said her parents split up and moved away, leaving her to support her younger sister.


    Her parents should be in jail for leaving their children behind.

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  57. This judge needs to be made an example of. If this judge can get away with inflicting such an injustice how will we stop the rest of them?

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  58. Why did she even have to go before a court? Couldn't the school have arranged a tutor or alternative classes?

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  59. This is true. My 17 year old brother spent 2 days in jail and family paid thousands of dollars in fines for truancy. The judge flat out told another mother in court 'We just want your money.' He ended up dropping out and getting his GED, while many other kids dropped out and will never finish their education. Look up Judge Lujan's track record and the apparent pride he takes in locking up teenagers and fining parents who don't have the means to pay.

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  60. You come all the way from Vietnam, and then this. Just like old times, eh?

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  61. enjoy your freedom sheeple infowars.com

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  62. Once a "Perfesser" gets his degree he believes his S*!t don't smell. Just went through an instance of it. I called the ugly over educated bastard and asked him why he would do something like that. The lying a&& said he was just reading what he was handed and hung up.

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  63. I think the "judge" (for lack of a more appropriate title) should spend a day in this girls shoes before "making an example of her! What an A-HOLE!!!!

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  64. The Government want's to get everyone into the 'system', we've become a police state. That judge should spend 24hr in jail in the general population and all the inmates should know who he is when he's jailed. It might be against the law to say that he needs his ass kicked so I wouldn't dream of saying that he needs his ass kicked or even imagine
    ...... that he needs his ass kicked.

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  65. What a stupid Judge he handed the Student a Criminal record damaging her chances for employment - Taking days of is supposed to handled by the Education board This Judge did not give the Student a fair Trial as he admitted that he was influenced by the reaction of others = This is hear say prejudice and discriminatory He should be sued and struck off Tried and I recommend a long Prison sentence so as not to influence other Judges and all the students from all Colleges should take days of in protest they should sit outside the Judges House - As for the guy defending her he should ashamed calling himself a a lawyer does not know the LAW

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    1. Well said.....the conclusion made by the Judge was hear say prejudice and discriminatory - sitting on the bench the Judge himself has committed by his own omission several Criminal offenses and the Public Defenders Office by Law are legally bound to investigate - This Student was an example of Caring hard working and a credit to Youth of America I call for the Judge to dismissed immediately and the Student's criminal record to be destroyed -- Students should Boycott this Judges Home

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  66. Lynching's too good for him, he should be impaled.

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