Texas extreme again

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-exhausted-honor-student-arrested. Maybe the whole state is one big boot camp. The judge is probably a stooge for the prison complex.

Texas apparenlty wants to leave no doubt it is the "Least Compassionate State in the Union": it has fined a Houston high school honor student $100 and sentenced her to 24 hours in jail for truancy. "If you let one (truant student) run loose, what are you gonna' do with the rest of 'em? Let them go too?" Judge Lanny Moriarty declared. Saint-like 17-year-old Diane Tran has repeatedly missed classes due to the grueling effort of taking honors classes while working two jobs to support her two siblings, who were inexplicably abandoned after their parents after their divorce.

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From the original CBS story:

Honor Student Supporting Siblings Arrested For Being Too Exhausted For School

Tran told KHOU that in addition to taking advanced and honors classes, she works full-time and part-time jobs in an effort to try to support her older brother at Texas A&M and a younger sister in the Houston area. After Tran’s parents divorced, they both moved away from the honor student and her two siblings.

Tran was also fined $100.

I guess this is the epitome of Lakoff's depiction of the conservative strict parent's tough love version of politics.

This is where you need a humane community. Tarring and feathering a judge and riding him out of town on a rail might wake him up to his inhumanity. Either way it can be a corrective to him and others like him.

An inhumane humane community would simply take him out in the woods and shoot him in the head.

An inhumane community will simply ignore what their robotic law enforcers and the judge has done and robotically continue with its daily routines.

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