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Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school
CBS Atlanta ^ | May 25, 2012 | Amanda Merrell

Posted on 05/26/2012 7:52:24 AM PDT by christx30

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (CBS ATLANTA) -

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."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arth; dianetran; education; lannymoriarty; publicschools; schools; texas; zerotolerance
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This is one of those "tough on crime" pricks that doesn't give a shit about human beings in his court. He seriously needs to be thrown out on his ass.
1 posted on 05/26/2012 7:52:28 AM PDT by christx30
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To: christx30

Obviously this student has too much ability to waste it in the socialized education system.


2 posted on 05/26/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: christx30

Warehousing of our children. Treat ‘em all the same, yeah.


3 posted on 05/26/2012 7:55:55 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: christx30

Public education at it’s finest.
One size fits all ... or else


4 posted on 05/26/2012 7:56:21 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: christx30
What is needed is a tall tree and a short rope.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/26/2012 7:57:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: christx30

Looses jobs, looses honor student role, both put on welfare. Great job judge.


6 posted on 05/26/2012 7:58:26 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: christx30

Question: What kind of judge would fine, and jail, a 17 year old girl - one of three children abandoned by their parents, who is working at two jobs to support her siblings while still managing to be an honor student - for missing too many classes?

Answer: An absolute idiot.

Get a rope (for the judge).


7 posted on 05/26/2012 8:00:41 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: christx30
Public school is child abuse.

The Just Us system in Texas is operating as designed.

8 posted on 05/26/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: christx30

So, is school a jail or an opportunity? (The schools of course lose MONEY when students don’t attend. )


9 posted on 05/26/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: christx30

They are going to build a prison, a bigger prison system, for you and meeee....


10 posted on 05/26/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: smokingfrog

I say we through this judge in her shoes for a day. See how that works for him.


11 posted on 05/26/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: christx30
A little stay in the jail for one night is not a death sentence.

Actually, it has been exactly that for quite a few people.

12 posted on 05/26/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: christx30

The judge and the school is more concerned with the amount of time spent in school, rather than the quality of education. Good for the judge, because he most likely made her a conservative.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 8:05:12 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: smokingfrog
You guys are missing the point of the demand for attendance.

You can't indoctrinate someone who doesn't show up for the "lesson".

14 posted on 05/26/2012 8:05:43 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: christx30
The only reason they are worried about attendance is because public schools received federal money every day she shows up for class.

The NEA only cares about $$$$$.

15 posted on 05/26/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SkyDancer

You “lose” jobs.
Kim Kardashian is “loose”.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 8:06:25 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: christx30
My advice would be for her to quit school. She can do that at 17. Take the high school equivalency test, this is accepted in colleges. Go take the SAT (which she will obviously do well on) and attend University this fall.

Also write a polite note to judge to kiss her butt!

17 posted on 05/26/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: christx30

Let’s see, the girl is an honor student even if she is missing a lot of classes; she works two jobs and supports her family so the judge throws her in jail where she is probably stripped searched, maybe assaulted (hope there is a followup on this story), maybe loses her jobs because she has been arrested and jailed: Result another budding Asian success story snuffed out.


18 posted on 05/26/2012 8:10:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: christx30

Some freeping needs to happen (info from the comments to the article):

1. Write or fax the presiding judge for Judge Lanny Moriarty’s district: Presiding Judge Olen Underwood 301 N Thompson, Ste 102 Conroe, TX 77301 (936) 538-8176 Fax: (936) 538-8167 2. Express your disapproval for the astounding “abuse of discretion” in incarcerating an orphaned, non-criminal teenager, the profoundly troubling lack of manifest justice, and the gross neglect in considering all factors. Such judges who are deficient in these ways will continue to abuse innocents, create criminals from otherwise honorable citizens, and to violate fundamental principles of the rule of law. Get this judge removed soon. It will also help other, deficient judges from abusing their discretion also. If many people do this, it WILL have a very BIG EFFECT.


19 posted on 05/26/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: christx30

Kid is supporting her family, holding multiple jobs, and an honors student. Judge throws her in jail. I’m just guessing this guy is a democrat since he likes to punish the innocent.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: christx30

We need more online schooling opportunities for students like this. I know I certainly would have done better if the opportunity had existed in the 80s.


21 posted on 05/26/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EEGator

Thank you kind grammarian. I accidentally hit two “o’s” in lose.


22 posted on 05/26/2012 8:19:01 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer
Just get on the train.

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23 posted on 05/26/2012 8:20:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: christx30

This judge is an ass


24 posted on 05/26/2012 8:21:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: LoveUSA

My first thought! Public schools are no longer places where math, english and history are taught. They have become liberal indoctrination centers. She may have missed classes on homosexual instruction, why America is evil, and of course, Caucasian atrocities.


25 posted on 05/26/2012 8:21:58 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Jaidyn

actually all the judge or the school care about is the average daily attendance so they can get their money


26 posted on 05/26/2012 8:23:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: christx30

27 posted on 05/26/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: christx30
Just an example of what happens when a formerly free society turns its freedom over to the coercive force of government.

Back in the late 1970's, there was a small book entitled, "Freedom in a Nutshell," by Dr. Kenneth W. Ryker. It was, and is, a priceless work which was published in two parts by FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education, and now can be read in two parts, here, and here.

"Freedom in a Nutshell" should be widely distributed today to the youth of our country. They could look around them and see evidences of the truths he outlines in such simple, yet profound, terms.

28 posted on 05/26/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: christx30

Is this even legal? What a bastid.


29 posted on 05/26/2012 8:23:44 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Moltke

I bet that jerk would use every bit of juice he has to keep his precious darlings out of jail.


30 posted on 05/26/2012 8:25:03 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: cripplecreek

Good ‘Un .... saved the picture. Incidentally, I’m Jewish and Nazi symbols with trains mentioned ... you know what I mean, but this was okay ... plus it’s like 2am here and I’m a bit tired (won’t say the Aussie slang for it).


31 posted on 05/26/2012 8:28:00 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: christx30

“If you let one run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em?,” said Judge Lanny Moriarty.

Wonder if he has the same “guideline” when it comes to illegals,gangbangers, etc.


32 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:48 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Lorianne

Public School by design conditions the mind to accept government control of liberty. That’s the whole point. Convert free thinkers into a state of conformity.


33 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: christx30
No problem so bad that an idiot like this can't make it worse.

It is one of my higher priorities to make sure my kids never get tangled up with the bunch of idiots we let run our education system.

34 posted on 05/26/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: christx30

“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.” “

All too often, public school attendance is a jail sentence disguised as an education.


35 posted on 05/26/2012 8:35:50 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: christx30

This all about $$ for the trade union, since school funding is based on daily head-count. Did the teachers’ union helped this moronic “judge” sneak into office?

This kid will be scarred for life by this travesty. Time for Texans to water their Liberty Tree.


36 posted on 05/26/2012 8:37:25 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: christx30

This is my school district and yes the judges in this county are that tough. Cops too are everywhere. Their plan is to get everyone on the payment plan or incarcerate. Sentences in this county are way way over the top.


37 posted on 05/26/2012 8:37:44 AM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: christx30

“run loose” at work. Nitwit should concern himself with the feral kids.


38 posted on 05/26/2012 8:38:48 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: christx30

He’s got a Judge Roy Bean, “Only law west of the Pecos” delusion....and also PROBABLY has a smidgen of ill will toward Southeast Asians.


39 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:23 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: christx30

“If you let one run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em?,”

I’m willing to impeach them all {Judge Lanny first) and start over.


40 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: christx30

****!


41 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:43 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bboop

In America today, preborn babies can receive the death penalty, and indeed, a million a year so perish. This girl’s mother, whatever her other defects, was at least gracious enough to allow her to live, thereby automatically commuting her death sentence for the crime of having been conceived to diurnal incarceration for 180 days during each of 12 successive years in a penal institution called “school.” Any regime that kills a million of its people a year or fails to protect its people from the same fate at the hands of one another constitutes a tyranny by definition.

In this twisted, tyrannical, anti-life regime, Diane Tran is not a girl trying to take advantage of an educational opportunity given her while doing her best to fulfill as a surrogate the critical role of parenting her sister. Instead, she represents a fugitive from repression who deserves subjugation.


42 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:55 AM PDT by dufekin (Obama and Pelosi: at war against the Church--and innocent American babies)
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To: christx30
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

Judge Lanny Moriarty

300 S. Danville St
Willis, TX 77378
(936) 539-7801 Office
(936) 788-8399 Fax

43 posted on 05/26/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Tucker39
Behind every government socialist-entitlement K-12 teacher stand armed police and courts to enforce the will of state.

Personally, I recently made a decision. I consider government socialist-entitlement schooling to be soooo evil and harmful for the child and our nation, that I will no longer have a government school employee for a friend. They are either too evil, too stupid, or too much of a Useful Idiot.

44 posted on 05/26/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: christx30

How dare she perform at a higher level than the Gomers and Zombies?

Thi is nothing more than the application of sound socialist doctrine.
This is the same Wack-A-Mole thought process that fuels labor unions.


45 posted on 05/26/2012 8:47:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: christx30

I’d like to send her some money to help with her fine, poor child needs help


46 posted on 05/26/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: christx30

Made it to the Daily Mail (UK) with photos (and of course, anti-American comments)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150123/Exhausted-honour-student-shown-mercy-jailed-truancy—Works-jobs-support-family.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


47 posted on 05/26/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: christx30; cripplecreek; SkyDancer; JRandomFreeper; Daffynition; Lazamataz; null and void

But bigheadfred said Lanny Moriarty’s case was bigger than the individual situation of one stupid judge.

“If you let one run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em?,” said Freeper bigheadfred. “Let them go too? A long stay in the jail...or a death sentence....”


48 posted on 05/26/2012 8:49:07 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: christx30

How to prove you are a dumb ass with one sentence.

“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.

Working 2-3 jobs honoring in high school taking advanced college courses is not running loose!
What is loose is the Judges common sense...........


49 posted on 05/26/2012 8:50:01 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: christx30

this is classic socialism

individual rights go out the window


50 posted on 05/26/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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