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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    The judge has applied a one size fits all approach to this situation, the judge was again apprised of the facts after he ruled and he is now reconsidering this situation and his ruling as he has a certain latitude within his discretion .
    At most, all he is going to do is suspend the sentence if she meets certain requirements. And we all know how she is at doing that.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    10 days? Damn man, I skipped a lot during my senior year glad I didn't live in Texas.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    At most, all he is going to do is suspend the sentence if she meets certain requirements. And we all know how she is at doing that.
    He may not even do that. He said he would think about it and and may reconsider. I checked his bio and he has 31 years of law enforcement. He is not a career jurist. All I see are missteps on the part of the judge and while I do see various avenues for him to truly be a positive force in this girl's life and by example create a very good situation with the school and possible problemed children I have very little faith in the judicial acumen of this Justice of the Peace.

    With a successful tenure in law enforcement including 21 years with the Houston Police Department and 10 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Judge Moriarty reminds himself daily, “I am a human first and a law enforcer second.” He was elected as JOP in 2003.

    Looks like his judgement also came under fire with the state ethics board.

    "The file below contains the Texas Ethics Commission’s Order and Agreed Resolution for Montgomery County, Texas, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, Lanny Moriarty.

    JP Moriarty agreed to pay a $2,800 civil fine for various alleged mistakes made on campaign finance reports.

    Some of the alleged mistakes listed included receiving contributions from corporations. "
    Justice of the Peace, Lanny Moriarty – TEC Resolution – $2,800 Civil Fine*|*Montgomery County Monitor

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    He may not even do that. He said he would think about it and and may reconsider. I checked his bio and he has 31 years of law enforcement. He is not a career jurist. All I see are missteps on the part of the judge and while I do see various avenues for him to truly be a positive force in this girl's life and by example create a very good situation with the school and possible problemed children I have very little faith in the judicial acumen of this Justice of the Peace.

    With a successful tenure in law enforcement including 21 years with the Houston Police Department and 10 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Judge Moriarty reminds himself daily, “I am a human first and a law enforcer second.” He was elected as JOP in 2003.
    I see no missteps on his part.
    He gave her a chance the first time.
    I have no problem with that.

    She misstepped.



    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Looks like his judgement also came under fire with the state ethics board.

    "The file below contains the Texas Ethics Commission’s Order and Agreed Resolution for Montgomery County, Texas, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, Lanny Moriarty.

    JP Moriarty agreed to pay a $2,800 civil fine for various alleged mistakes made on campaign finance reports.

    Some of the alleged mistakes listed included receiving contributions from corporations. "
    Justice of the Peace, Lanny Moriarty – TEC Resolution – $2,800 Civil Fine*|*Montgomery County Monitor
    Pffft!

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    10 days? Damn man, I skipped a lot during my senior year glad I didn't live in Texas.
    I was emancipated.
    I wrote my own excuses.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    He may not even do that. He said he would think about it and and may reconsider. I checked his bio and he has 31 years of law enforcement. He is not a career jurist. All I see are missteps on the part of the judge and while I do see various avenues for him to truly be a positive force in this girl's life and by example create a very good situation with the school and possible problemed children I have very little faith in the judicial acumen of this Justice of the Peace.
    Who says going to jail for a night won't be a positive influence on the girl? It may teach her to 1: Take a warning from a judge to heart. 2: not to take so much on that it screws up your life. It is better that she learn this now than years later when she's responsible for her own kids (if she has some).

    Besides if she gets away with breaking the rules just because she sheds some tears then she will never stop breaking the rules as she will never learn that there are consequences to every action she takes.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Yeah, it pretty much is.


    You are assuming he didn't on both counts.



    Bs! If anything, she set herself up.


    You have no evidence to support such a conclusion.



    Apparently he did.


    We do not know if that is true.


    The absences can be deemed "involuntary" pursuant to statute,
    Code:
    The burden is on the respondent to show by
    a preponderance of the evidence that the absence has been or should
    be excused or that the absence was involuntary.
    Full day absences because she is tired? BS!
    The school and the Judge were correct.



    How do you know she initially wasn't?


    And he obviously exercised it. Just not to your liking.


    Of course it is punitive, as it should be. She failed to follow the previous ruling.
    No, she did not misstep. She has done what is virtuous: In order to provide sole support for herself and her siblings, she has worked 2 jobs and gone to school full time for a total of 100 hours of total weekly time obligation!!! This is out of a total of 168 total hours in a week and doesn't even account for time for doing homework. And when she needed to, took time off from school to rest. What she has done is WAY beyond what I could have done. I admire her fortitude. Your assertion that she didn't need to miss a full day of school is just plain stupid, period. Most people would miss 3 every week trying to do what she is doing (in other words, they wouldn't be able to do it). Yet, she still received good marks. BRAVO!!!

    All that said, the Judge may not have taken the time to find out all the facts, so I am not quite ready to call him an ignorant monster. But, I am just this close.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    No, she did not misstep.
    lol
    Yes, she did misstep.
    If she hadn't, she wouldn't be in this pickle.
    You don't just get to ignore a judges order.
    She missteped.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    She has done what is virtuous: In order to provide sole support for herself and her siblings, she has worked 2 jobs and gone to school full time for a total of 100 hours of total weekly time obligation!!! This is out of a total of 168 total hours in a week and doesn't even account for time for doing homework. And when she needed to, took time off from school to rest. What she has done is WAY beyond what I could have done. I admire her fortitude. Your assertion that she didn't need to miss a full day of school is just plain stupid, period. Most people would miss 3 every week trying to do what she is doing (in other words, they wouldn't be able to do it). Yet, she still received good marks. BRAVO!!!

    All that said, the Judge may not have taken the time to find out all the facts, so I am not quite ready to call him an ignorant monster. But, I am just this close.
    1.) I don't buy her sob story.
    2.) This was all known by her when she received the original order. She chose not to follow it.
    She mistepped.
    3.) The above is not an excuse to miss full days. It just isn't.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Your assertion that she didn't need to miss a full day of school is just plain stupid, period. Most people would miss 3 every week trying to do what she is doing (in other words, they wouldn't be able to do it).
    No it isn't. She had an order to follow. She chose not to.

    And most people wouldn't miss three a week. That is hyperbole.

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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    lol
    Yes, she did misstep.
    If she hadn't, she wouldn't be in this pickle.
    You don't just get to ignore a judges order.
    She missteped.



    1.) I don't buy her sob story.
    2.) This was all known by her when she received the original order. She chose not to follow it.
    She mistepped.
    3.) The above is not an excuse to miss full days. It just isn't.




    No it isn't. She had an order to follow. She chose not to.

    And most people wouldn't miss three a week. That is hyperbole.
    She was faced with no good choices. She chose to do what was virtuous, which also apparently happened to result in a violation of the judges order.

    It is not hyperbole, absolutely not. Most people simply wouldn't be able to sustain it, and something would indeed give way, catastrophically. That you can't see that is just blindness.
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    Re: Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Who says going to jail for a night won't be a positive influence on the girl? It may teach her to 1: Take a warning from a judge to heart. 2: not to take so much on that it screws up your life. It is better that she learn this now than years later when she's responsible for her own kids (if she has some).

    Besides if she gets away with breaking the rules just because she sheds some tears then she will never stop breaking the rules as she will never learn that there are consequences to every action she takes.
    She wasn't behind in her work. She simply wasn't making it to school, actually attending classes. If she is learning the stuff, and from what is given about her grades, she is, then she is doing her job as far as school is concerned. We have kids sitting in classes, learning nothing or struggling to learn all the time and you think we should put a girl in jail for actually working hard to ensure she is keeping up with her work because she has to work to take care of herself. This is only teaching the girl that common sense is not very common at all, particularly when applied to the law and that hard work will get you into trouble because people don't have that common sense to know what school is for, learning, not being a butt in the classroom.
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