Sunday, March 25, 2007

Somebody needs to mess with Texas

This story makes me want to scream. Shaquanda Cotton, a 14-year-old high school freshman, shoved a hall monitor at Paris High School in Paris, Texas.
The youth had no prior arrest record, and the hall monitor--a 58-year-old teacher's aide--was not seriously injured. But Shaquanda was tried in March 2006 in the town's juvenile court, convicted of "assault on a public servant" and sentenced by Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville to prison for up to 7 years, until she turns 21.

Just three months earlier, Superville sentenced a 14-year-old white girl, convicted of arson for burning down her family's house, to probation.


My son saw the story on Facebook and I saw a link to it at Skeptical Brotha, and read it in the Trib. There's even a blog, Free Shaquanda Cotton: Leave Shaquanda Notes of Love!

I don't have the words to describe the utter evil it would take to perpetrate this particular travesty of justice.

1 comment:

ceds said...

and you wonder why I have so much rage...