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(Dateline News)   Online petition for Diane Tran has reached 20,000 signatures and almost $30,000 has been raised to help the honor student teen who was jailed for truancy   (datelinenews.org) divider line 255
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2012-05-28 04:25:18 PM
Cool. That judge is still a COCKMUNCH though.
 
2012-05-28 04:29:59 PM
Said it in TF:

The judge is riding on the Arapaio Effect: Just have 50%+1 percent of the voters approve, and, barring any outside forces or influences, you can be as much of an asshole and not give a shiat.

So, in 2014, the judge (or JP) will be elected again, unopposed.

Unless there's pressure enough that will cause him to rethink his assholeness.

/someone get a microphone near Biden
//stat!
 
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2012-05-28 04:31:06 PM
This judge has been added to the never ending list of human beings (and some animals) that need a good cockpunch or twelve.
 
2012-05-28 04:48:36 PM
She's up to 29,938 as of right now. Let's get her to the big 30.

OK, now she's at >30K.
 
2012-05-28 04:50:14 PM

OtherLittleGuy: The judge is riding on the Arapaio Effect:


It's not just Arapaio. It's a good conservative judge. Be tough on all crime, anything resembling crime.
 
2012-05-28 04:55:48 PM
She's just going to waste that money on feeding the poor or college tuition.
 
2012-05-28 05:28:59 PM
It looks pretty likely they'll get the 50k signatures they want. What I'm curious of is if this will sway the judge at all? I hope so, but have my doubts.
 
2012-05-28 05:30:27 PM
Good for her, and fark you to that dicksmack of a judge.
 
2012-05-28 05:31:44 PM

Klippoklondike: It looks pretty likely they'll get the 50k signatures they want. What I'm curious of is if this will sway the judge at all? I hope so, but have my doubts.


The only thing that could sway someone that thick headed is a 2 x 4 upside the head
 
2012-05-28 05:37:53 PM

Klippoklondike: It looks pretty likely they'll get the 50k signatures they want. What I'm curious of is if this will sway the judge at all? I hope so, but have my doubts.


The judge is a living piece of shiat, he won't care.
 
2012-05-28 05:48:52 PM
Yeah, this judge totally buys into the "zero tolerance, no exceptions for anyone" rule of thought.

But the reason we have judges is to deal with special circumstances, to know if there's times when maybe we shouldn't just blindly apply the law. This guy isn't just an asshole, he sucks at his job too.
 
2012-05-28 06:28:30 PM

GAT_00: OtherLittleGuy: The judge is riding on the Arapaio Effect:

It's not just Arapaio. It's a good conservative judge. Be tough on all crime, anything resembling crime.


And poor. Don't forget poor. There's no point pulling this crap on anyone that can afford a decent lawyer.
 
2012-05-28 07:15:47 PM

Marcus Aurelius: GAT_00: OtherLittleGuy: The judge is riding on the Arapaio Effect:

It's not just Arapaio. It's a good conservative judge. Be tough on all crime, anything resembling crime.

And poor. Don't forget poor. There's no point pulling this crap on anyone that can afford a decent lawyer.


This stuff is almost exclusively pulled on people dependent on court attorneys.
 
2012-05-28 07:20:18 PM
Good.

Fark that ahole judge right in the eye socket. Sadly it seems he runs unopposed in his elections otherwise I'm ready to donate to his opponent's campaign in 2014.
 
2012-05-28 07:22:20 PM

jake_lex: Yeah, this judge totally buys into the "zero tolerance, no exceptions for anyone" rule of thought.


Zero tolerance = the easy way out for people who don't have two brain cells to rub together.
 
2012-05-28 07:23:16 PM
Rules are rules and they are in place for a reason.
 
2012-05-28 07:23:43 PM
I'm at work and TFA is blocked. Can someone get me up to speed? Please & thank you...
 
2012-05-28 07:25:39 PM
I'd wager that the school district REALLY wishes they hadn't referred this case over to juvenile court. Someone's going to be begging not to get fired over this.

Signed, the King of Wishful Thinking
 
2012-05-28 07:25:58 PM

rdpeete1986: I'm at work and TFA is blocked. Can someone get me up to speed? Please & thank you...


Diane Tran Petition Reaches 20,000 Signatures
The clamors for Judge Lanny Moriarty in the State of Texas to lift its decision for Diane Tran have been building with recent update on the petition at Change.org reaching 20,000 signatures as of May 28, 2012.

Diane Tran is a 17-year-old honor high school student in Texas who was ordered to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine when she missed her classes last week as reported by Khou.com based in Houston, Texas.

According to Texas law, if a student has ten or more unexcused absences within a six-month period, the school district may refer the student to a juvenile court. "In such cases, resolution of the issue is entirely in the hands of the court," reads a statement on the website of the Willis Independent School District.

Tran reasoned out her part-time works for missing her classes. She said she is working very hard to support her siblings - an older brother who is attending his school at Texas A&M University and a baby sister who lives with her relatives in Houston.

Unfortunately, she is forced to do this because her parents have divorced and both moved away, leaving her in Willis.

Currently, Diane Tran lives with the family of one of her employers who own a wedding venue where she works at the Vineyard of Waverly Manor on weekends and at a dry cleaners full time.

Devin Hill, a friend, co-worker and classmate, described Tran's persistence and fighting spirit saying: "She goes from job to job, from school she stays up 'til 7 o'clock in the morning,"

Letitia Gutierrez commented saying: "This remarkable young woman doesn't deserve jail. She deserves a medal. She has done what her parents failed to do- stepped in and supported her family when the parents abandoned the children.

Throwing her in jail is lunacy. If anything, her parents are the ones who should be facing jail time for creating the situation that has caused this young woman to be in this position at all. Judge Moriarty is out of line for throwing her in jail to "make an example" of her. In truth, Diane Tran is an example of the best parts of this country, where people work hard and do the right thing. Revoke her fine and sentencing NOW."

Aside from the petition at Change.org, a project to raise money for Diane Tran has been set up by Louisiana Children's Education Alliance at helpdianetran.com. As of this writing, the project has accumulated $27,035.
 
2012-05-28 07:25:59 PM
In the UK, the answer to everything is 42.

In the US, the answer to everything is JAIL!
 
2012-05-28 07:30:40 PM
The college kid in this story comes off seeming inhumanely irresponsible or, at least, painfully indifferent.
 
2012-05-28 07:30:51 PM
Anyone who thinks being fair means ignoring personal situations and circumstances in the application of justice shouldn't be allowed to hold a gavel.
 
2012-05-28 07:32:53 PM
I'm all for gettting this shiat corrected, but there's no reason in hell she should be supporting her college aged brother. I worked fulltime nights during the early years and fulltime days during the later years in college. No reason big brother can't pick up some farking slack
 
2012-05-28 07:33:00 PM

phrawgh: Rules are rules and they are in place for a reason.


Throwing a kid in jail for 30 days for trying to feed and support your family because you want to make an example is a rule that I would be more than willing to break,you are just a bad human being. Or a troll.
 
2012-05-28 07:34:42 PM

gadian: The college kid in this story comes off seeming inhumanely irresponsible or, at least, painfully indifferent.


Yep. He is always just thrown in with no back story at all. Is he there on loans? Did he get scholarships? Is he a big cockmunch for not helping his family?

In the end, it's a personal thing and really should not matter. But knowing there is a brother who is off at college and all the stereotypes that implies. It makes him out to be a bad person.
 
2012-05-28 07:35:21 PM
FTA: "Tran reasoned out her part-time works for missing her classes."

This is what hapens when you use Babelfish to translate Texan to English.
 
2012-05-28 07:36:30 PM
Unfortunately, she is forced to do this because her parents have divorced and both moved away, leaving her in Willis.

Whatchoo talkin' about? Willis?
 
2012-05-28 07:36:36 PM
She looks foreign.
 
2012-05-28 07:36:50 PM
How can the parents just walk away without consequences?
 
2012-05-28 07:37:40 PM

dandude28: phrawgh: Rules are rules and they are in place for a reason.

Throwing a kid in jail for 30 days for trying to feed and support your family because you want to make an example is a rule that I would be more than willing to break,you are just a bad human being. Or a troll.


It was 1 day, not 30. I think I got trolled, but I'm going for it anyway because you seem to have come to the correct conclusion despite the error.
 
2012-05-28 07:38:07 PM

dandude28: phrawgh: Rules are rules and they are in place for a reason.

Throwing a kid in jail for 30 days for trying to feed and support your family because you want to make an example is a rule that I would be more than willing to break,you are just a bad human being. Or a troll.


Trick question - trolls are bad human beings too.

Makes life easier at least...
 
2012-05-28 07:38:25 PM
The Judge's name is Moriarty? Srsly?

Also she is Asian, which while not quite brown, still counts as a non-person in Texas.
 
2012-05-28 07:38:38 PM

jake_lex: Yeah, this judge totally buys into the "zero tolerance, no exceptions for anyone" rule of thought.

But the reason we have judges is to deal with special circumstances, to know if there's times when maybe we shouldn't just blindly apply the law. This guy isn't just an asshole, he sucks at his job too.


Exactly. Aren't judges supposed to exercise judgement?
 
2012-05-28 07:41:34 PM
The petition is for the forced deportation of dishonorable judge moriarty...correct?



Gave $25, wish I could have afforded more.
 
2012-05-28 07:45:02 PM

thisispete: jake_lex: Yeah, this judge totally buys into the "zero tolerance, no exceptions for anyone" rule of thought.

But the reason we have judges is to deal with special circumstances, to know if there's times when maybe we shouldn't just blindly apply the law. This guy isn't just an asshole, he sucks at his job too.

Exactly. Aren't judges supposed to exercise judgement?


In most cases a good judge will, I had a very fortunate judge that gave me a break and I lived up to the break he gave me, never getting in trouble since.
I was in far more trouble, yet he slapped me on the wrist and said don't be stupid - cleaned up and quit drinking ever since.
 
2012-05-28 07:45:45 PM

ActionJoe: gadian: The college kid in this story comes off seeming inhumanely irresponsible or, at least, painfully indifferent.

Yep. He is always just thrown in with no back story at all. Is he there on loans? Did he get scholarships? Is he a big cockmunch for not helping his family?
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In the end, it's a personal thing and really should not matter. But knowing there is a brother who is off at college and all the stereotypes that implies. It makes him out to be a bad person.


I can see plenty of reasons for him and Diane to figure it's better if he gets through University so he can get a good job and support his sisters, and Diane when she's ready for college.

He probably is there on a scholarship, but not all tuition scholarships give you money for basic needs.

Anyway, casting an Asian ethos on this whole incident, the jailing and the media shiatstorm is likely embarrassingly painful to her and her relatives. Not sure if we'll hear from the brother.
 
2012-05-28 07:47:32 PM
1) Why the hell is she supporting an older brother who is in college? Has anyone started harassing him yet about making sure his sister gets to finish high school?

2) If the baby sister is living with relatives...couldn't they support her for a while, at least until Diane graduates?
 
2012-05-28 07:48:36 PM
What we are missing is that in a few days we'll get a story from the judge harping about how much good his decision has done in the end. An ego like that will try to make himself feel even better about this.
 
2012-05-28 07:48:47 PM
So is it legal to just abandon your kids in TX? Why isn't there a warrent out for the douchebag parents?
 
2012-05-28 07:49:18 PM
In Texas, schools get paid by attendance. If you don't go to school, they don't get paid. Same with jails. You get sentenced, the county or whatever gets money for every day you are in there.
Is all of this starting to make sense?
There's a good chance she could spend just a few hours, hell, even minutes, in the lockup and satisfy this sentence and the fine if she times it just right. They just want to get the paperwork filled out properly.
Juvenile court? It's the same as regular court only you are certainly going to jail. And it's regular jail except that you will be separated from the adults and you will attend "classes".
Damn near every teenager I met in Texas had spent some amount of time behind bars. They are constantly harassed and get locked up for the most trivial of things.
And now you know why.
 
2012-05-28 07:49:33 PM
Thank you judge.

The situation the girl was in was wrong. Working those hours while going to school at 17 is wrong. (I did about 30 a week, she's doing much more) Because of your institutional quality stupidity, some money will be raised that will permit the kid to back off some. Hopefully, she hasn't gotten too tightly wound-up already and can recover from the stress.
 
2012-05-28 07:49:34 PM
Did someone pee in this judges Coke in the past?
 
2012-05-28 07:49:57 PM

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: ActionJoe: gadian: The college kid in this story comes off seeming inhumanely irresponsible or, at least, painfully indifferent.

Yep. He is always just thrown in with no back story at all. Is he there on loans? Did he get scholarships? Is he a big cockmunch for not helping his family?
n
In the end, it's a personal thing and really should not matter. But knowing there is a brother who is off at college and all the stereotypes that implies. It makes him out to be a bad person.

I can see plenty of reasons for him and Diane to figure it's better if he gets through University so he can get a good job and support his sisters, and Diane when she's ready for college.

He probably is there on a scholarship, but not all tuition scholarships give you money for basic needs.

Anyway, casting an Asian ethos on this whole incident, the jailing and the media shiatstorm is likely embarrassingly painful to her and her relatives. Not sure if we'll hear from the brother.


In Asian culture, education is valued above all else. Birth order and gender are both also factors. He is the first born male, so according to their culture it is most important that he be educated at the college level, and probably beyond. Her needs will be secondary. Sucks, but there it is.
 
2012-05-28 07:53:29 PM
So remember people, be bootstrappy but not TOO bootstrappy. Ol' Lanny needs to pull his head out of his rectum and ask someone who actually is in possession of a beating heart what to do.
 
2012-05-28 07:53:50 PM

Lone Stranger: Did someone pee in this judges Coke in the past?


Are we recruiting volunteers?
 
2012-05-28 07:54:46 PM

Senseless_drivel: How can the parents just walk away without consequences?


Because they have unloaded the responsibility of raising their children on teachers, whom they then demonize and demand that they are paid less.
 
2012-05-28 07:55:38 PM
OK, this story is really bugging me. Maybe I'm cold hearted or something, but where are the parents? So they got divorced, moved somewhere else and that means Diane now has to support her younger sister and older brother? That doesn't make sense. Her brother is in college so why can't he support himself? And if she is a minor missing school, why aren't her parents being held responsible or being investigated by Child Protective Services? I don't know. There are quite a few obvious unanswered questions to the story and I'm seriously wondering why they still haven't been asked. The judge is a dick, don't get me wrong, but you can't make a five-minute phone call to the brother to ask him what kind of help he gives her or get a response from the deadbeat parents, even if all they say is "No comment," out of embarrassment for what they're putting their daughter through?
 
2012-05-28 07:55:47 PM

pciszek: 1) Why the hell is she supporting an older brother who is in college? Has anyone started harassing him yet about making sure his sister gets to finish high school?

2) If the baby sister is living with relatives...couldn't they support her for a while, at least until Diane graduates?


She's not with relatives. She's living with her employer.
 
2012-05-28 07:56:50 PM

Lone Stranger: Did someone pee in this judges Coke in the past?


Well, there maybe some humor in this after all
 
2012-05-28 07:58:11 PM

killershark: OK, this story is really bugging me. Maybe I'm cold hearted or something, but where are the parents? So they got divorced, moved somewhere else and that means Diane now has to support her younger sister and older brother? That doesn't make sense. Her brother is in college so why can't he support himself? And if she is a minor missing school, why aren't her parents being held responsible or being investigated by Child Protective Services? I don't know. There are quite a few obvious unanswered questions to the story and I'm seriously wondering why they still haven't been asked. The judge is a dick, don't get me wrong, but you can't make a five-minute phone call to the brother to ask him what kind of help he gives her or get a response from the deadbeat parents, even if all they say is "No comment," out of embarrassment for what they're putting their daughter through?


Regardless of any possible answers, the judge was wrong. I don't know why you care.
 
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