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  •  I will guess the boy will be fine as he (4+ / 0-)

    will hopefully have a case for defense of another, in this case his mother. While I understand your initial anger, this is common in any case of murder. They aren't just going to let the kid walk off to a happy ever after when they have a dead man.

    Let's see where this goes, but I highly doubt he'll be charged, much less tried.

    To throw a blanket statement of Texas hates women is a bit severe.

    It is every person's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what they takes out of it. - Albert Einstein (edited for modern times to include everyone by me!)

    by LeftieIndie on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:45:01 PM PST

    •  Um he HAS BEEN CHARGED do you live here, in Texas? (4+ / 0-)

      Are you familiar with why Wendy Davis felt compelled to filibuster?

      Texas Legislators hate women. (Yes, even the Dem in the valley who proposed a bill to make women seeking abortions watch a movie about adoption before doing it - not sure if that was supposed to take place before or after the state imposed transvaginal ultrasound.)

      How about cutting foodstamps to single moms & refusing to expand Medicaid?

      Yes, based on the stats, Texas hates women.

      To change that perception, we have to change the Legislative representatives!

      "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." Thomas Babington Macaulay

      by Deja on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:19:11 PM PST

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      •  He has been charged with a crime... (3+ / 0-)

        but has not been indicted. There is a huge difference. Charges may well be dropped later on.

        "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

        by SaraBeth on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 05:19:36 AM PST

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      •  Yes I DO live here in Texas, tyvm. (4+ / 0-)

        Yes I am well aware of the stupidity that surrounds our legislators, I will also remind you of the fact that Texas is heavily gerrymandered so you have a minority of legislative men making laws based on their own shuttered ideas of the world.

        Texas can be very blue if we put our shoulders to it, we have a very very low turnout here in Texas, remember that. So there isn't widespread hate against women in Texas, it's that voters feel there is no alternative or their voices don't count, exactly what these men love having so they stay in power.

        If things like this piss you off, then use that energy to turn things around. Remember ideology drives them more than anything, arm yourself against that and let's turn things around. The only way we make them see that we won't take this lying down, is for every woman (and every man who loves a woman) to stand up in Texas and vote them out.

        Back to your diary though, this kid is gonna be fine. I would bet on it. I really do understand your panic on this, as I've been there as well and had to pull myself out of it. He'll be ok, he was defending his mother. This is just the way the system has to work.

        It is every person's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what they takes out of it. - Albert Einstein (edited for modern times to include everyone by me!)

        by LeftieIndie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:48:25 AM PST

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