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Update: 12/20 Video ~Honor Student Supporting Siblings ~Arrested~ For Being Too Exhausted For School

Help Diane Tran

High school student jailed for truancy speaks out about support
HOUSTON—The high school student who was jailed for missing too much school has responded to the international support she received.
A fund for Diane Tran, 17, was set up after a Montgomery County judge ordered her to spend a night in jail for truancy.
The fund raised over $100,000 and money keeps coming in.
Tran says she’s going to use it to do great things, but for now, she’s focused on finishing high school.
"I’m not going to miss any more school. [I’m going to use] time management. Don’t put too much on my plate," said Tran.
Tran missed 18 days of school because she works two jobs, all while maintaining a place on the honor roll, she said.


HOUSTON—A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again.

Judge Lanny Moriarty said last month Diane Tran was in his Justice of the Peace court for truancy and he warned her then to stop missing school. But she recently missed classes again so Wednesday he issued a summons and had her arrested in open court when she appeared.

Tran said she works a full-time job, a part-time job and takes advanced placement and dual credit college level courses. She said she is often too exhausted to wake up in time for school. Sometimes she misses the entire day, she said. Sometimes she arrives after attendance has been taken.

The judge ordered Tran to spend 24 hours in jail and pay a $100 fine. Judge Moriarty admitted that he wants to make an example of Tran.
People across the country offer help to honor student jailed for truancy

HOUSTON—People across the country have expressed their support for the Willis honor student sent to jail Wednesday night for missing too much school.

Diane Tran is often exhausted because she works a full time job, a part time job, and takes honors classes at Willis High. She is trying to support a brother in college and a little sister who lives with relatives. Her parents divorced and moved away.

Tran stood alone before Judge Lanny Moriarty Wednesday.

"Now this girl’s got a record, which could hamper her later in life," said KHOU viewer David Byrne of the Woodlands. "My immediate reaction was there’s something wrong here, so that’s when I got in touch with you guys."

Judge Moriarty is off on Fridays so he has not made a decision as to whether he will throw the case out.

"I hadn’t thought on that issue because it turns me, ‘Well, he’s soft. He’s not gonna do nothing.’ I’m taking off at 11:30 today," said the judge.

Tran says her future could be greatly hampered. She may want to be a doctor some day.

Many people expressed their outrage on Facebook.


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Amazing when people come

Amazing when people come together

It's posts like this where

the DP is at its best. It keeps us busy in a positive direction and overcomes a lot of negativity.

From the Christian point of view:

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
~ Romans 12:21

UPDATE: ALL charges dismissed, under public pressure!

the fake 'judge' acquiesces, like the spineless dolt that he is.

The girl's 'surrogate family' got in touch with a high powered lawyer who worked pro-bono to get ALL of her illegal-kidnapping-by-the-State-record expunged!



And by the Grace of God, just who is this kid? Get this, people have raised SIX figures on her behalf, and she wants to donate it those who are less fortunate!!!

OMG, what a beautiful soul. Not to mention, the family who's backing her up 100%.

So great to see people truly caring for one another, in the most primal soulful sense.

Fluffy outcome; oh yeah? So? .oD

PS. on a related note, guess it's Justice Day, today!


Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul


the deadbeat judge is out slacking.

compulsory schooling

laws should be done away with!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

dang it Cuda, ya always beat me to it.

didn't realize you already posted it, until mdefarge notified me.

just deleting my copy:


But simply needed to vent:


If ANYONE should be "taught a lesson" it's the moron judge, by impeaching his ass, and sue for defamation, as now she has a criminal record that will haunt and harm her for the rest of her life; she'll always have problem finding employment, pre-18 "penal" record or not. Besides, anytime a judge utters the words "to make an example of" he/she should automatically be fired/impeached as it has now become a "Bill of Attainder."

A judge's ruling is not technically a "bill" so "Bill of Attainder" clause in the Constitution doesn't apply, you say?

Well, excuse my F'ng French: just whoTF cares anymore?

We live in a post-NDAA/POTUS-okaying-assassinations-vs.-AmericanCitizenry-PoliceState where govts at ALL levels act like terrorists DAILY, anyway.

Nothing govts say or do at ANY level has ANY validity, credibility, anymore (as if they ever did).

Talk about stifling the hopes and dreams of a model student. What a F'NG A&&HOLE! I'm so sick to death of hearing about daily govt lunacy. When oh when will this scheisse stop?? When will the citizenry where such daily tyrannical govt lunacy occur, EVER stand up??

And, this POS ain't even a 'judge'-judge!

He's just a "Justice of the Peace"/Justice Pro Tempore, who were meant to be more 'closer to the People,' in the past than an institutionalized state actor! Not to mention, ALL such courts (family 'court,' truancy 'court,' etc.) are technically ALL UnConstitutional! The F'ng arrogance of it all!


That's it, get rid of ALL govt PERIOD!

At this point, personally I don't even wanna bother "restoring" scheisse.

What twisted F'ng world are we living in where we have an institutionalized entity who deludes it has the 'right' to impose its arbitrary whims vs. free sentient beings, at gun point anyway?

Just how INSANE is this?

Imagine if ALL 300million+ people in this country simply decided to ignore ALL govt? Just WTF will they do? Just WTF CAN they do?


We all 'pay' for this with direct and indirect tacit compliance.

Yes, sure. In the aggregate this pales in comparison to all govt terrorists' other murderous crimes, torture, illegal wars/occupation, illegal SWAT raids, etc., etc., etc. But this is just one more example indicative of just how F'ng crazy govts at ALL levels are.

I've had it! As if my avatar's name didn't signal that enough already. Hesus F'ng Cristos.

When, really?? When is 'enough!' enough??

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

AnCapMercenary... Don't even try

It's futile.

I am the "I AM" of DP posting.

The standard for world class posting...

I am the "Drudge" of DP

I am the "All That" of DP posting

I am the "Shit" of DP posting.

My postings are "Phat".

I am in a league of my own.

Matchless and wonderful.

Majestic and magnificent.

The poster above all posters.

The beginning and the end of Dp posting.

The Alpha Dog of DP posting.

Without me there would be no DP.

So don't feel so bad.

It's humanly impossible to attain my level of DP posting.

It's impossible, Tell the sun to leave the sky, it's just impossible.

Ask a baby not to cry it's just impossible.

Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore? It's just impossible

I am that I am.

Veni, vidi, DP constituo!

I came (not like that ya sick puppy!), I saw, I posted on DP!

You, the Caesar of DailyPaul post-dom! Me not worthy! Me not worthy!


To claim futility, is futile!

You Cuda, Me BlowFish that killed the shark. LOL

Brother, you friggin' kill me xD

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

AnCapMerc and the judge

1. Huh? Do you think AnCap thinks of himself in those ways?

2. About the judge, maybe it's time for people to mock this judge so that he feels embarrased to set foot outside his home. If that's not enough, increase the mocking so much that his wife and children, assuming he has a wife and children, feel embarrased they're related to him. Bring the rain. This judge is in need of serious education about freedom.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

it's all good ABBA,

Cuda's just being exhibitionally hardy-har-har-brash, for effect. I 'get' his sense of humor, 'cause it closely resembles mine.

no harm. no foul.)

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Stoopid A-B--B-A!

AnCap was complaining about my stellar and excellent ability to always get the scoop -- get the drop -- my omnipresence.."...dang it Cuda, ya always beat me to it."
I was just confirming that it is futile to attemp to compete with me -- the Great I Am.

As for the judge, well he tried a Mike Tyson and bit the ear of Evander Holyfield.

Now this girl's future horizons can explode with opportunity to prosper in every way.

If not for the judge this day may have never come.

Sometimes God sends the perfect enemy to catapult the humble soul.

Competition and Cute Language

Right. I'll make sure to not compete against you. And competing with you, I doubt I would.

About language. I use adjectives and adverbs sparingly. They're the ingredients of superlative style, the producer of confusion and aggrandizement at-the-expense-of, a couple stoopidities. I choose language that explains. I prefer mastery (read: comprehension) to immediate gratification, assuming mastery cannot happen immediately.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Oh cuda, your modesty is so unbecoming!

not convinced!


you crack me up brother! LOL

from a Union Banking Corp lad to a Freedom Fighter, what more could one ask for??

One of these days you're gonna have to share with us if you ever raided their archives and found any juicy morsels, 'legally' of course.

You're good in my tiny Black Book of Noble Horrors! xD

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul


I gotta' give you your due AnCap...

You've got the fancy footwork when it comes to phraseology and phonetic finesse.

fi·nesse (f-ns)
1. Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship.
2. Skillful, subtle handling of a situation; tactful, diplomatic maneuvering.
3. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
4. A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage.
v. fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing, fi·ness·es
1. To accomplish by the use of finesse.
2. To handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy.
3. To play (a card) as a finesse.
1. To use finesse.
2. To make a finesse in cards.


[French, fineness, subtlety, from fin, fine; see fine1.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

What we won't do for a bump!

why, you ask?

they don't care how smart/good at school you are if you don't show up so many days in the semester they will fail you. the reason my high school did it was because the school does not qualify for federal/state funding if you "fail" to attend so many days. my first year of HIGH school i did all my work and passed the classes but only showed up about half the time and so they failed me.

they (social architects) want you there first and foremost to indoctrinate and propagandizes you. if that works then you can be allowed to excel and if not they train you for menial work which allows them more control over you later on down the road.
some people escape those paradigms and that's one reason they want you to "just say no" to thought provoking drugs.

"I don't want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers."
John D. Rockefeller (Founded the National Education Association)

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It's all about the head counts and per diems.

Just like prisons and homeless shelters.

Should have been home schooled

Problem solved.

Home Schooled By Whom??

If you read the story her parents ABANDONED HER!


Picture of the F***ing Judge!

What a little sweetheart she is. She's only an eleventh grader taking college courses while still in high school. She wants to be a doctor. Her picture in court says it all, she's what all good parents dream of from their children, a drive to succeed.

A look at the stinking Judge says a lot too, he’s a moron, a piece of crap which needs to be flushed.


I wish someone would put his nuts through a friken grinder!

The Winds of Change!


at 17. isn't that garbage over at 16- or is the judge asleep on that too.

this further argues for separation of school and state.


The Judge is a genius.

The Judge is a genius.

Diane is getting world wide attention... her parents will be forced to think... other students will be forced to think... teachers will be forced to think.

The system is obviously more interested in mindless obedience than work ethic, ability and achievement.

This exposure is good for the cause of liberty and limiting government's reach into our lives.

This judge needs to be thrown

This judge needs to be thrown out on his @ss without any benefits or retirement. Furthermore, why does this 17 year old have to support her brother who is going to Texas A&M? Why doesn't he get a job to help her out?

Doesn't matter why

She was doing good for as many many people as people as possible, by her own choice, and she should have been left the hell alone. Period.

'Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for,
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more...'

"Zero tolerance or zero common sense"

Stories like this make my blood boil. We are INDIVIDUALS and need to be treated as such. This diligent, loving, and loyal sister had HER priorities straight. The only appropriate action on the part of the judge would be to look into local programs that might be able to help her and then put out a warrant on the parents both for abandonment and to have their pay garnished to cover expenses that are theirs to pay, not their child's.

"Zero Tolerance or Zero Common Sense" http://www.vlrc.org/articles/105.html

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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I think I would completely

I think I would completely support money going to her from the government in the case she decides to sue them.

Wow this is similiar to and old story I saw once though. A school wanted to expel one of the students because she had to work to support her family and couldnt keep up with attendance that well.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.