[url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0703120170mar12,0,1435953.story?page=1]Chicago Tribune[/url]'Tis pretty sad.Jordan
She should appeal to the Supreme Court, what a stupid judicial system that is in Texas. Assault is wrong, but 7 years imprisonment? Come on! :-x
Good heavens! Whatever next. There is a lot worse done at schools than this, and they get off scott free!
_________________Ann - but everyone calls me Joy
Isn't there something in our constitution about unfair sentencing.When I was 12 years old, during 'field day' at school a kid knocked the pop-cycle out of my hand and i proceeded to chase him until i caught him and then started beating him bloody -it took two police officers (who were there as part of the DARE program) and several male teachers to pull me off of the other boy who had subsiquently been knocked out. I went to the principal's office and got a slap on the wrist, I was back at school the next week. I was actually a very violent child.Now I imagine that as those men wrestled me off of the other boy, I probably elbowed them and pushed them a little too, I might have even kicked one of them... these were police officers, not just hall moniters.I am not excusing my own actions, they were entirely wrong, I wasn't raised in a Christian home, although my parents are upstanding citizens. But I cannot see how my actions were any better than that girl's, and if I had recieved a similar sentence (I most likely hit at least the two police officers) I would have been in prison until I was 19 years old.Maybe it's my skin color -this is such a messed up country.
I wrote a letter to the Texas Governor, I suggest that anyone else that finds this a burden on their heart do the same.We should also pray for this girl, she has been in serious depression since being put in Jail, she's surrounded by hundreds of others that have serious ciminal histories. Let's pray that she can find the peace and comfort that are only found in Jesus!
Don't know all the circumstances, but that sounds horrendously ridiculous. There was a mother near my hometown that drown her kid and got off with one year prison, one year probation because of "insanity". I'd say so! I sure hope there was something else to this, but gladly we have a Judge who will do right, and probably hold these judges under greater condemnation.
oops double post