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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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2011-05-05 02:13:35 PM
Do you realize that the ONLY REASON Texas has so many DNA exhonorations is that the elected District Attorney in Dallas County subjected every old rape case to DNA analysis going back as far as they had evidence preserved.

No other juridiction in the nation has done this; if other states did this the rates for Texas wouldn't be so high. Because of Craig Watson's work it is quite likely that Dallas has the fewest innocent people in prison of any city in the nation.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
 
2011-05-05 03:37:19 PM

relcec: lisarenee3505: bartink: lisarenee3505: FTA - This newspaper has credited Abbott for modernizing the state's child support collection efforts. That modernization should include the application of basic common sense in a case such as this.

Haha, as if any one or anything in Texas is capable of "common sense." Now I know that there are probably a lot of Texas residents who would cry foul at my assertion... "hey, I live in [Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston], so I'm not like those ignorant country-bumpkins (yes, Ft. Worth counts as bumpkin) who give our state a bad name!"

I got news for ya Big-City-Dweller Texan, just based on the fact that you choose to live in that backwards-ass retarded theocratic state proves that you have no more common sense than the reddest of necks in the Lone Star State.

Say what you want about my home of Oklahoma, but at least we don't allow a bunch of religious nuts to control our public school system, and we don't repeatedly vote complete douchebags with Rod Blagojevich Hair (and ethics) into office as governor.
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Right. You don't have a state rep that just apologized for say blacks are lazy. Please. Oklahoma sucks.
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Okay, you got me there. Sally Kern is a complete idiot and, in all seriousness, someone needs to beat that biatch to death with an axe handle before she can further embarrass the great state of Oklahoma. But she is ONE stupid biatch who doesn't really affect the whole state, whereas the Texas State School Board has power over the entire youth of Texas, and has set about to pound a course of ignorant theocratic rhetoric intro the heads of every single school-child in the state.

Yes, Oklahoma has its share of idiotic politicians (Kern, Inhofe, Coburn), but Texas gave us George W. Bush and a decade of war based on outright lies. I'm sorry, but nothing trumps that. You can talk shiat about Oklahoma as much as you want, but it will never change the absolute, universal FACT that Texas is the worst, most nationally-damaging state in the Union. Personally, I sincerely wish that they would secede from the USA, just so the rest of us would be free of their blight.

/born and raised in TX
//got out as soon as I could
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Oklahoma? dude, you must have been raised in el paso to think anywhere in Oklahoma was better. that or your poor as dirt or just plain insane. sorry, those are facts.


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Know how I know that you don't know jack shiat about Oklahoma?
 
2011-05-05 03:51:32 PM

TheWhoppah: Do you realize that the ONLY REASON Texas has so many DNA exhonorations is that the elected District Attorney in Dallas County subjected every old rape case to DNA analysis going back as far as they had evidence preserved.

No other juridiction in the nation has done this; if other states did this the rates for Texas wouldn't be so high. Because of Craig Watson's work it is quite likely that Dallas has the fewest innocent people in prison of any city in the nation.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished.


/Oh... you're still here.
//If you keep preaching that the Texas legal system doesn't suck, I'm certain that someone will believe you.
///Eventually.
////Good luck.
 
2011-05-05 07:35:53 PM
political threads scare me. All I'll add is this. This will not change my stance on the death penalty. If you deserve it, you deserve it. If you don't, you don't. This man... doesn't.

I am pro-death penalty, not pro-ARRESTING AN INNOCENT MAN AND PUTTING HIM ON DEATH ROW. Granted, once it was proven, they released him. Thank goodness for small miracles... Then the shiat started. You nail him for back child support, but find a loophole the size of a needle's eye to keep from paying him what he is rightfully entitled to? Have faith in justice my ass. if there IS a god, when this is over, he'll be able to BUY Texas.

Plus, I bet if he's rightfully compensated, he'll pay that back child support.
 
2011-05-05 08:27:46 PM

metal_gear: political threads scare me. All I'll add is this. This will not change my stance on the death penalty. If you deserve it, you deserve it. If you don't, you don't. This man... doesn't.

I am pro-death penalty, not pro-ARRESTING AN INNOCENT MAN AND PUTTING HIM ON DEATH ROW. Granted, once it was proven, they released him. Thank goodness for small miracles... Then the shiat started. You nail him for back child support, but find a loophole the size of a needle's eye to keep from paying him what he is rightfully entitled to? Have faith in justice my ass. if there IS a god, when this is over, he'll be able to BUY Texas.

Plus, I bet if he's rightfully compensated, he'll pay that back child support.


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2011-05-05 09:13:22 PM
TheWhoppah: Do you realize that the ONLY REASON Texas has so many DNA exhonorations is that the elected District Attorney in Dallas County subjected every old rape case to DNA analysis going back as far as they had evidence preserved.

No other juridiction in the nation has done this; if other states did this the rates for Texas wouldn't be so high. Because of Craig Watson's work it is quite likely that Dallas has the fewest innocent people in prison of any city in the nation.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished.



Repeated for emphasis.
 
2011-05-05 09:38:51 PM

Alien Robot: TheWhoppah: Do you realize that the ONLY REASON Texas has so many DNA exhonorations is that the elected District Attorney in Dallas County subjected every old rape case to DNA analysis going back as far as they had evidence preserved.

No other juridiction in the nation has done this; if other states did this the rates for Texas wouldn't be so high. Because of Craig Watson's work it is quite likely that Dallas has the fewest innocent people in prison of any city in the nation.

I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

Repeated for emphasis.


To be fair, the other option was just to declare that Dallas County courts were so incompetent and/or corrupt that all convictions in Dallas County were void.

/hyperbole
//but living in dfw most of my life - probably accurate
 
2011-05-05 09:50:28 PM
How do some people treat others like this?

This sort of treatment would make some men go "postal"

His life is stolen.
 
2011-05-05 10:28:20 PM
Summer Glau's Love Slave:


OMG.

I think that's my tech teacher.

Holy fark.
 
2011-05-05 10:31:20 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Criminal prosecution in Texas is deeply flawed.

I could go on, but that's really not necessary.

And Sharon Keller (Texas Court of Criminal Appeals) is a goddam idiot.



What do you expect when you put a blind, deaf holocaust victim in charge of appeals?
 
2011-05-05 11:08:18 PM

PsiChick: Summer Glau's Love Slave:


OMG.

I think that's my tech teacher.

Holy fark.


Random pic. I just googled "Crazed Texan" and that's what came up. I added the text.
 
2011-05-06 12:01:04 AM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: PsiChick: Summer Glau's Love Slave:


OMG.

I think that's my tech teacher.

Holy fark.

Random pic. I just googled "Crazed Texan" and that's what came up. I added the text.


...You know, I'm not actually surprised...my tech teacher IS a crazy guy. And, for that matter, would be right at home in Texas.

...Wow. Small world.
 
2011-05-06 02:22:13 AM

veryunoriginal: This is Texas, the same state that executed this man for murdering his family in a fire.

/many of y'all are probably familiar with the case
//I literally shook with anger the first time I read it


Wow, I actually wasn't very familiar with that case. The most upsetting thing was that it all happened so recently. I understand the whole shaking with anger that you felt. After the anger subsided, it suddenly became very dusty in the office.

Thanks for the link. It was a good read.
 
2011-05-06 01:36:35 PM
If anyone has any tax questions for Texas, information can be found here.

http://www.window.state.tx.us/
 
2011-05-07 03:03:10 AM

veryunoriginal: This is Texas, the same state that executed this man for murdering his family in a fire.


Um, is that bad? Should they have given him an award? I think if you 'murder your family in a fire' the punishment should be rather severe.
 
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