Interesting- I guess he really, really cares about truancy, since he put a 17-year-old teenaged girl, Diane Tran, in jail overnight due to her not attending her honor classes because she was working two jobs to support herself and her two siblings.
"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.”
“Since the day I decided to run for office, I have always believed in helping
my fellow citizens through the law and common decency,” Moriarty said.
“Putting in a full day as a JP requires a mental focus that rivals a lot of the
physical exhaustion that I have experienced in other work.”
He also feels that character-building, love, and understanding will bring society back where it belongs. And, he's involved with Mid-South Synergy, whatever that is. (It's an energy co-op)