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(Dallas News)   Texas: puts an innocent man in jail for 18 years. He gets out, so they refuse to pay him the $1.44 million state law says they owe him. Then they attach his wages for child support he owes. Why does he owe it? Texas: puts an innocent man in jail   (dallasnews.com) divider line 315
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2011-05-04 08:01:53 PM  
Holy shiat. In one thread we're gonna have arguments on the death penalty, prosecutorial misconduct, faceless government, Texas, Rick Perry, and child support systems. And I'm sure someone will throw in a hot chick threadjack at some point.

This will be one to watch.
 
2011-05-04 08:06:36 PM  
Texas should have a tag on Fark. It's like the evil version of Florida.

And also, wow, that is totally farked up.
 
2011-05-04 08:16:22 PM  

ArkAngel: Holy shiat. In one thread we're gonna have arguments on the death penalty, prosecutorial misconduct, faceless government, Texas, Rick Perry, and child support systems. And I'm sure someone will throw in a hot chick threadjack at some point.

This will be one to watch.


This is now a poop thread.
 
2011-05-04 09:53:58 PM  
Done in one, and two, and three.
 
2011-05-04 09:56:32 PM  
It puts the innocent man in jail or else it gets the hose again...
 
2011-05-04 09:57:53 PM  
Rick is a Koch sucking ass.
 
2011-05-04 09:57:55 PM  
Everything's retarded...er in Texas.
 
2011-05-04 09:57:59 PM  
As someone who works with Child Support.

The 'Nothing we can do' by the child support office is bull. Automated systems at some point have manual inputs.

Also a quick check of the interwebs says that the Comptroller is the evil party here and is an elected official which is why she can't be simply fired by the governor.

Now whether or not impeachment is an option, well I just don't know. Technically she's not doing anything illegal, but that's because being made of evil isn't illegal.
 
2011-05-04 09:59:37 PM  

SphericalTime: Texas should have a tag on Fark. It's like the evil version of Florida.

And also, wow, that is totally farked up.


This was my exact thought after reading the headline.
 
2011-05-04 10:00:22 PM  
I can't wait to move out of here. This whole state is filled with derp, and that's putting it mildly.
 
2011-05-04 10:00:29 PM  
Someone give him a pair of bootstraps.

/our system can majorly suck sometimes
 
2011-05-04 10:01:00 PM  
He owes $5k back child support, the Texas OAG is all over him like flies on shiat.

MY ex owes $40K+ back child support (and counting), and the Texas OAG sits on its fanny and does NOTHING.

Fark Texas.
 
2011-05-04 10:01:38 PM  
"because the court did not use the words "actual innocence" in its release order, Comptroller Susan Combs said the state should not pay"


innocent until proven guilty?

so if he's let out because it cant be proven that he was guilty... then he's actually innocent. theres no half innocent in american law as far as i know.
 
2011-05-04 10:02:00 PM  

SphericalTime: that is totally farked up.


just came to say this
 
2011-05-04 10:02:08 PM  
I heard about this on the radio. the problem, according to the radioman, with this case was the daughter of the original judge in the case was somehow involved in the exculpatory phase of the proceedings. she worded it weird so as to protect daddy by not admitting how f*cked up the trial was or some such, his stupid lawyers didn't pay attention to the legalese being used and how they might affect his ability to get paid. now he can't get the money without suing or getting the law changed. real clusterf*ck, but he'll be alright eventually. very nice guy though.
 
2011-05-04 10:02:44 PM  

ArkAngel: Holy shiat. In one thread we're gonna have arguments on the death penalty, prosecutorial misconduct, faceless government, Texas, Rick Perry, and child support systems. And I'm sure someone will throw in a hot chick threadjack at some point.

This will be one to watch.


You forgot race as well.

Anyway, this shows how dangerous bureaucracy and computerized automation of policy can be. It should be obvious to everyone dealing with this case what the right thing morally to do is, yet people get all stuck up on their little petty rule system.
 
2011-05-04 10:02:52 PM  
$1.44 million does not sound like nearly enough for 18 years in prison.
 
2011-05-04 10:03:04 PM  
can someone explain why Texas doesn't have it's own tag?
 
2011-05-04 10:03:20 PM  
he should sue his lawyers.
 
2011-05-04 10:04:05 PM  
www.esquire.com
 
2011-05-04 10:04:07 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: He owes $5k back child support, the Texas OAG is all over him like flies on shiat.

MY ex owes $40K+ back child support (and counting), and the Texas OAG sits on its fanny and does NOTHING.

Fark Texas.


you sound cougarlicious
 
2011-05-04 10:04:13 PM  
So I have a crazy little question... Why isn't former Burleson County District Attorney Charles Sebesta in jail now for what he did? They make it pretty clear what he did wasn't an accident. Whether he believed the guy was really guilty or not, deceiving the courts in order to unfairly railroad him through... It seems like they could cite some laws the former DA broke if they wanted to. Let's start with perjury, for one.
 
2011-05-04 10:04:19 PM  

freewill: $1.44 million does not sound like nearly enough for 18 years in prison.


no f*cking shiat. and he came close to getting executed as well.
 
2011-05-04 10:04:29 PM  

SamFlagg: Also a quick check of the interwebs says that the Comptroller is the evil party here and is an elected official which is why she can't be simply fired by the governor.


Thanks I was going to ask if the governor could fire her. Too bad. Biatch. Justice needs to be done for the guy this is wrong.
 
2011-05-04 10:04:29 PM  
His kids should have the right to sue the state for so many things.

And he should get to surprise butt sex the original prosecutor who fabricated evidence that led to his conviction.

/poop!
 
2011-05-04 10:04:54 PM  

BigSnatch: ArkAngel: Holy shiat. In one thread we're gonna have arguments on the death penalty, prosecutorial misconduct, faceless government, Texas, Rick Perry, and child support systems. And I'm sure someone will throw in a hot chick threadjack at some point.

This will be one to watch.

This is now a poop thread.


I raise you two Pickles.
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2011-05-04 10:05:10 PM  
ahahahahaha I totally knew this guy was a black!!!

*sob*
 
2011-05-04 10:06:01 PM  
I genuinely do not understand how certain people can live with themselves.
 
2011-05-04 10:06:22 PM  
Today's submissions alone nearly warrant a Texas tag.

WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
 
2011-05-04 10:07:08 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: He owes $5k back child support, the Texas OAG is all over him like flies on shiat.

MY ex owes $40K+ back child support (and counting), and the Texas OAG sits on its fanny and does NOTHING.

Fark Texas.


They are only after this guy because he made the state look bad by proving he was wrongfully jailed. Your ex is only hurting his children, who are not elected officials. Hence, they are of no concern to the state.
 
2011-05-04 10:07:40 PM  
1. Get out of prison.

2. Get out of Texas.

3. Get the f*ck out of Texas.

4. GET THE F*CK OUT OF TEXAS!!!

If he stays, he'll end up back in jail over some bullshiat and probably 'hang himself in his cell in despair'.
 
2011-05-04 10:10:42 PM  
Wow, Texas refusing to treat a black guy with respect, so surprising.
 
2011-05-04 10:10:43 PM  
Texas: so many people to fark over, so little time.
 
2011-05-04 10:11:00 PM  
I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrooke, and by gum, it put them on the map!
 
2011-05-04 10:11:05 PM  

Brainwash: SphericalTime: Texas should have a tag on Fark. It's like the evil version of Florida.

And also, wow, that is totally farked up.

This was my exact thought after reading the headline.



Thirded. Let's get a texas tag
 
2011-05-04 10:12:14 PM  
$5,420 - Total to be collected by the state (to be paid to the mother of his now-grown children for expenses she incurred between 1998 and 2002)

$5400 for 5 years of child support!?!? I wish.
 
2011-05-04 10:12:33 PM  
Texas: the GOP model for America.
 
2011-05-04 10:12:39 PM  
Too late to give Texas back to the Mexicans?
 
2011-05-04 10:13:12 PM  

relcec: freewill: $1.44 million does not sound like nearly enough for 18 years in prison.

no f*cking shiat. and he came close to getting executed as well.


Hazard pay?
 
2011-05-04 10:13:40 PM  
The best argument against the death penalty. Not only do courts fark things up by accident, they are ready and willing to intentionally make shiat up and send innocent people to prison.
 
2011-05-04 10:14:32 PM  
Maybe the money burned up in the wildfires.
 
2011-05-04 10:14:36 PM  
And people wonder why I flip out on them when they refer to Alberta as Texas North.
 
2011-05-04 10:15:30 PM  

Stickdeath: Too late to give Texas back to the Mexicans?


Apparently, you're not familiar with Mexicans. They're rather intelligent people.

So... no.
 
2011-05-04 10:15:35 PM  

vd61: Brainwash: SphericalTime: Texas should have a tag on Fark. It's like the evil version of Florida.

And also, wow, that is totally farked up.

This was my exact thought after reading the headline.


Thirded. Let's get a texas tag


It's ready and waiting for official approval:

people.virginia.edu
 
2011-05-04 10:15:41 PM  

Genta: "because the court did not use the words "actual innocence" in its release order, Comptroller Susan Combs said the state should not pay"


innocent until proven guilty?


By that standard, we should probably not accept Susan Combs diploma unless it contains the words "actual intelligence"
 
2011-05-04 10:15:41 PM  

relcec: I heard about this on the radio. the problem, according to the radioman....


I stopped reading after "radioman." It conjures it images of a 30s radio announcer reporting on the Hindenburg or V-E Day....

Awesome.

/radioman
 
2011-05-04 10:17:07 PM  
i55.tinypic.com
 
2011-05-04 10:17:08 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The best argument against the death penalty. Not only do courts fark things up by accident, they are ready and willing to intentionally make shiat up and send innocent people to prison.


It's not the crime that matters, but rather the conviction.
 
2011-05-04 10:17:34 PM  
Texas owes this man his money.

Texas owes the mother of his kids the child support.

Texas owes former Burleson County District Attorney Charles Sebesta a slow and VERY painful public lynching.

Fark owes Texas its long overdue tag.


/It's the right thing to do, Drew
//For the children
 
2011-05-04 10:18:35 PM  
Out of prison, still getting farked in the ass.
 
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