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Joe Lyddon

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06-03-2012 07:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: excessive government power student jailed truancy texas laws political life

Excessive Government Power? 17 Year Old Honor Student Jailed for Truancy

IMHO, this is taking Government too far… unreal…
This Judge needs an attitude adjustment…
... a course in Humanity?

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 08:32 PM

some folks just take themselves to seriously
and demand others see things from their small point of view

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 11:30 AM

I hope that this young lady becomes a top gun lawyer and deals appropriately with that judge.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 01:45 PM

I know it hinders the manufactured outrage at intrusive government (truancy laws – really, you’re against truancy laws?) but it seems things have worked out

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 07:55 PM

There are Truancy laws for a reason…
... (IMHO)... basically to stop kids from ditching school only to have FUN and play around!
... To me, That is the main reason for the truancy laws…

It also seems to me that ALL laws should be open to a little Common Sense to be used by a Judge to determine if a given Case really fits into the Law that was supposedly broken… and falls into The Spirit of the Law.

In this particular Case, it’s perfectly clear that she was NOT ditching school for Fun & Games, but, out of Necessity to her & her family live. Not ditching school for which the law was intended.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Lanny Moriarty, at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s request, signed an order that vacates the contempt of court conviction that sent Diane Tran to jail last week.

She was jailed for “contempt of court”?
I was under the impression that she was jailed for breaking Truancy laws!
... What Gives?!

On top of that, since when was Ditching School a JAILING offense?!
It seems like, in my day, you got reported to your parents, talked to, possibly got a spanking, & that was the end of it… There was NEVER the possibility of going to Jail for it!
Is this REALLY the case now days?!

Sure glad it ended on a GOOD note!

Thank you for posting…

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