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shawn703 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 02:33 PM
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86. How many people live in that district
Who don't have any children but still pay property taxes to support the school? Ana Rebecca Marques isn't one of those people?
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  -Homeless Woman, Arrested For Sending Son To School Using Babysitter's Address Liberal_in_LA  Apr-18-11 08:24 PM   #0 
  - One set of laws for the rich, another set for the poor  CanonRay   Apr-18-11 08:25 PM   #1 
  - You know what is bizarre beyond this?  eilen   Apr-19-11 06:34 AM   #30 
  - have you met #23?  lunasun   Apr-19-11 02:50 PM   #93 
     - I don't understand your inference.  eilen   Apr-20-11 08:27 PM   #180 
  - Arrested for "stealing" something that is by definition free.  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:18 AM   #42 
  - Exactly, it's fucking discrimination at its finest.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:20 AM   #44 
  - not free  trud   Apr-19-11 03:34 PM   #104 
     - Well duh.  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:34 PM   #133 
  - Exactly. Who went to prison for BP's disaster in the Gulf? who went to prison for  Lorien   Apr-19-11 08:55 AM   #56 
  - Who went to prison for Katrina? Who went to prison for mine collapses,  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:19 PM   #115 
  - That's the gospel truth right there!  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:50 PM   #134 
  - Let the useless poor die is the RW way.  hobbit709   Apr-18-11 08:25 PM   #2 
  - STOP blaming the RW! This blame has gone on long enough. "PROGRESSIVES"  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:01 PM   #144 
  - So one person is being made homeless for helping  undeterred   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #3 
  - good summary of the situation  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-18-11 08:32 PM   #11 
  - Don't forget all the money the Courts, Social Services, etc... will make though.  glinda   Apr-19-11 10:25 AM   #61 
  - A very sad +1. -nt  CrispyQ   Apr-19-11 10:41 AM   #64 
  - This is absolutely ridiculous, disgusting and utterly unfair. Jesus Christ.  vaberella   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #4 
  - the poor must be shown thier place. nt  Confusious   Apr-18-11 08:39 PM   #18 
  - school budgets may be tight but this is ridiculous.  uppityperson   Apr-18-11 08:27 PM   #5 
  - Can this be sent to Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz. Maybe they can get some justice here. n/t  vaberella   Apr-18-11 08:28 PM   #6 
  - damn #@!!*&?@!!  handmade34   Apr-18-11 08:30 PM   #7 
  - We've had parents and teachers form carpools  LWolf   Apr-18-11 08:30 PM   #8 
  - Federal law - says they can stay in their home school and the district must transport  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 08:50 AM   #55 
  - In this case, maybe the babysitter's local school wasn't the home school?  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:08 AM   #163 
  - and what address was she supposed to supply?  catrose   Apr-19-11 10:49 AM   #66 
  - When my daughter hit high school....  AnneD   Apr-19-11 02:40 PM   #87 
  - The choices our nation is making at this point  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:09 AM   #164 
     - Exactly....  AnneD   Apr-20-11 07:44 AM   #165 
        - No need to apologize.  LWolf   Apr-20-11 07:57 AM   #166 
        - "God Forgive America". You said it exactly. Thank you.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 05:47 PM   #178 
  - Back when I was a teacher we bent backwards to help  MedicalAdmin   Apr-19-11 04:21 PM   #116 
  - when I hear stories like this  Terra Alta   Apr-18-11 08:31 PM   #9 
  - This is a discussion we need to have on a national level.  CrispyQ   Apr-19-11 10:44 AM   #65 
  - Honestly, a lot of them don't make it. :^( And you are right, the poor are  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:54 PM   #136 
  - There are different rules for poor people and middleclass people.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:23 PM   #152 
  - We are becoming a nation of evil people, utterly without empathy.  sudopod   Apr-18-11 08:32 PM   #10 
  - Tonya McDowell was HOMELESS and had no permanent ADDRESS.  no_hypocrisy   Apr-18-11 08:34 PM   #12 
  - Out of curiosity...  Cid_B   Apr-18-11 10:09 PM   #23 
  - You make a lot of assumptions in your analysis friend.  bluesbassman   Apr-18-11 10:25 PM   #25 
  - Yeah I'm almost out of asswipe, too.  Scruffy1   Apr-19-11 08:04 AM   #50 
  - LOL!  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:01 PM   #82 
  - poster must be all hyped up (and rabid) from the new movie version of AtlasShrugged!!!!!!  lunasun   Apr-19-11 02:41 PM   #88 
  - Must be a damn short leg.  EstimatedProphet   Apr-20-11 06:18 AM   #161 
  - Understand the system well enough to committ fraud?  ThomCat   Apr-19-11 01:10 AM   #28 
  - +1, your sig really underscores your post. Nicely done.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:13 AM   #40 
  - Very well said!  smokey nj   Apr-19-11 07:58 AM   #49 
  - Thank you. nt  woo me with science   Apr-19-11 08:58 AM   #58 
  - There is no Gov help out there for these people  lilbethm   Apr-19-11 11:13 AM   #68 
  - my mom volunteers with the legal system and has had to refer many women there  renate   Apr-19-11 11:23 AM   #71 
     - I want to start an Organization  lilbethm   Apr-19-11 12:00 PM   #72 
     - Then that is very unusual. If you look at Southern Poverty Law Center, you will find that  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:07 PM   #145 
  - Wish we could rec individual posts.  Forkboy   Apr-19-11 12:19 PM   #73 
  - Exactly  Athena66   Apr-19-11 06:46 PM   #130 
  - +1,000,000!  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 07:55 PM   #137 
  - I am appalled beyond words that you should have to spell this out on a "PROGRESSIVE" forum!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 09:48 PM   #142 
  - Out of curiosity, what country do you live in?  JTFrog   Apr-19-11 06:49 AM   #33 
  - Really? There are lot of people out of jobs now...  octothorpe   Apr-19-11 07:53 AM   #48 
  - since when is capacity linked to finding work?  reggie the dog   Apr-19-11 10:36 AM   #63 
  - why is she "still" homeless?  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:58 PM   #79 
  - Right-wingers don't have compassion. But you knew that already. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:00 PM   #81 
     - they don't.  barbtries   Apr-19-11 02:08 PM   #85 
  - No one else will do it so I will  walldude   Apr-19-11 02:45 PM   #90 
  - what walldude said.  barbtries   Apr-19-11 02:49 PM   #92 
  - + a gazillion  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:07 PM   #111 
  - +1000  Shining Jack   Apr-19-11 06:09 PM   #126 
  - Glad to see your last resort...  Cid_B   Apr-19-11 08:37 PM   #138 
  - The point is you're a RWer, with a consistently RW worldview about each and every subject.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 10:50 PM   #159 
     - Feel better?  Cid_B   Apr-20-11 04:25 AM   #160 
  - This needs to be enshrined, not deleted.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:09 PM   #146 
  - It's pretty clear that she wasn't savvy enough to commit fraud successfully.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-19-11 03:00 PM   #97 
  - Yes homelessness is a choice, and victims are always to blame...  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:10 PM   #99 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-19-11 03:17 PM   #102 
  - the "capacity" to become employed  Celebration   Apr-19-11 03:29 PM   #103 
  - Yep, living in public housing, I'm sure ...  aggiesal   Apr-19-11 03:47 PM   #106 
  - In this economy? You're asking why  abelenkpe   Apr-19-11 04:06 PM   #109 
  - Oh, yeah, jobs with pay you can afford to live off are pouring out of fountains in the U.S. now.  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:06 PM   #110 
  - Good Grief  proud patriot   Apr-19-11 04:46 PM   #120 
  - "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"  Ignis   Apr-19-11 05:19 PM   #122 
  - I'm far from poor and still can't find a wow  alp227   Apr-19-11 09:59 PM   #143 
  - I absolutely agree  EstimatedProphet   Apr-20-11 06:25 AM   #162 
  - Yes, a legal catch-22 based on poverty.  ThomCat   Apr-19-11 01:01 AM   #27 
  - Let's be clear, it doesn't save them money.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:16 AM   #41 
     - And since public schools get additional state and/or federal funding based on headcount...  trotsky   Apr-19-11 07:39 AM   #45 
  - and  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:59 PM   #80 
  - She tries to send her son son to school and gets punished  Angry Dragon   Apr-18-11 08:34 PM   #13 
  - Damn.  madamesilverspurs   Apr-18-11 08:35 PM   #14 
  - we will become a third world nation before long if this keeps up.  Terra Alta   Apr-18-11 08:37 PM   #17 
     - Thank you! Now, use that anger to start some action!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:13 PM   #147 
  - When we moved to a neighoring HS district my son's senior year. Everyone knew but looked the other  alphafemale   Apr-18-11 08:35 PM   #15 
  - "you would think they could get similar evidence on someone with more ability to pay restitution"  Cerridwen   Apr-18-11 08:36 PM   #16 
  - As if they're going to go after the soccer moms who keep their kids...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:19 AM   #43 
  - That and this woman is less likely to fight back.  Cerridwen   Apr-19-11 10:52 AM   #67 
  - they should just transfer the "restitutuion" from whatever school district  rivercat   Apr-19-11 12:54 PM   #76 
  - Ct Post site with some more details  happyslug   Apr-18-11 08:45 PM   #19 
  - What the ??  progressoid   Apr-18-11 09:20 PM   #20 
  - This is fucking INSANE!!!  Odin2005   Apr-18-11 10:03 PM   #21 
  - K&R for more visibility. n/t  Mnemosyne   Apr-18-11 10:09 PM   #22 
  - Have any teachers stepped forward to defend this woman  apples and oranges   Apr-18-11 10:10 PM   #24 
  - Nice broad brush  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 12:33 PM   #74 
  - I'd like to know that, also.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:14 PM   #148 
  - Just go find the thread about the grandfather who let the daughter drop her kids off at his house...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:27 PM   #153 
  - So she was more severely punished because she was homeless  Rex   Apr-18-11 10:34 PM   #26 
  - It's likely no one reported her  oldlady   Apr-19-11 01:14 AM   #29 
  - You may be right.  surrealAmerican   Apr-19-11 07:06 AM   #37 
  - Wow, that's a fantastic angle and I bet that's what happened.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:11 AM   #39 
  - Meanwhile, back on Wall Street . . .  Vinca   Apr-19-11 06:36 AM   #31 
  - denying that child an education is the crime.....em  BIGFOOTSDADDY333   Apr-19-11 06:40 AM   #32 
  - Wow. That is fucked up. Nt  xchrom   Apr-19-11 06:51 AM   #34 
  - To be honest, I'd rather live in the hills than in a "society" like this.  TheKentuckian   Apr-19-11 06:53 AM   #35 
  - I really hate people.  coyote   Apr-19-11 06:59 AM   #36 
  - Too many sociopathic Ayn Randians entrusted with too much power over others? (nt)  w4rma   Apr-19-11 08:34 AM   #53 
  - Most positions of power tend to be occupied by functional sociopaths  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:12 PM   #101 
  - This thread is a far cry from the mother who used her fathers address to send her kid to a better...  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 07:10 AM   #38 
  - huh? the posts in this thread are supportive of the mother.  cali   Apr-19-11 07:41 AM   #46 
     - Yes, they are.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 08:07 AM   #51 
        - Yeah, DUers tend to be more sympathetic to the poor. Ain't that evil? -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:05 PM   #84 
           - Clear miscommunication.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:37 PM   #154 
  - Damned if she did, damed if she didn't  octothorpe   Apr-19-11 07:48 AM   #47 
  - The War on the Poor is escalating.  Scruffy1   Apr-19-11 08:32 AM   #52 
  - Well, beyond the Randian  Le Taz Hot   Apr-19-11 08:41 AM   #54 
  - Either we fix this country or leave it.  ej510   Apr-19-11 09:02 AM   #59 
  - anyone here know how to start a petition at  mimitabby   Apr-19-11 08:57 AM   #57 
  - Not one Wall Street banker has been jailed  _ed_   Apr-19-11 09:13 AM   #60 
  - +1, these types of stories are distraction from real issue  alp227   Apr-19-11 07:13 PM   #132 
  - This is just beyond sickening. So she's a criminal  Raksha   Apr-19-11 10:28 AM   #62 
  - This country is sick.  marmar   Apr-19-11 11:15 AM   #69 
  - unbelievable. just unbelievable.  robinlynne   Apr-19-11 11:22 AM   #70 
  - If only the kid had been a fetus.  Orsino   Apr-19-11 12:41 PM   #75 
  - this is so mean!  barbtries   Apr-19-11 01:40 PM   #77 
  - I remember a time, not long ago, when parents were allowed to use a babysitter's address  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-19-11 01:46 PM   #78 
  - I don't think it is just about the $$$$.... it is costing WAAAy more to prosecute her!  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 05:11 PM   #177 
     - Everything is about money  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-20-11 08:12 PM   #179 
        - Of course. But, you aren't understanding the point.. it IS about criminalizing homelessness.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 08:43 PM   #181 
  - I just threw up a bit in my mouth. Un-fucking-believable. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Apr-19-11 02:04 PM   #83 
  - Take a look at #23 so you can thoroughly clean your stomach.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-19-11 02:43 PM   #89 
     - Hey now, they're just being "curious".  Guy Whitey Corngood   Apr-19-11 02:59 PM   #96 
  - How many people live in that district  shawn703   Apr-19-11 02:33 PM   #86 
  - Mr. Woody D always brings that up  WoodyD   Apr-19-11 03:53 PM   #107 
  - Oh, all you bleeding heart DUers  WoodyD   Apr-19-11 02:48 PM   #91 
  - Good God! When did Norwalk become teabagger Nazi land?!  KamaAina   Apr-19-11 02:51 PM   #94 
  - Electronic voting and Citizens United has brought this country down to beyond repair. nt  valerief   Apr-19-11 04:09 PM   #113 
  - sounds like a police state to me... n/t!  indimuse   Apr-19-11 02:57 PM   #95 
  - The secret in this country is to screw up things at such monumental scale  liberation   Apr-19-11 03:07 PM   #98 
  - "The law, in its majestic equality,  elleng   Apr-19-11 03:11 PM   #100 
  - What?  Turbineguy   Apr-19-11 03:40 PM   #105 
  - Wait a second.  d_r   Apr-19-11 04:03 PM   #108 
  - You should send that info to the mother involved if possible. nt  abelenkpe   Apr-19-11 04:13 PM   #114 
  - Goddam fucking homeless!  Iggo   Apr-19-11 04:07 PM   #112 
  - Homeless children are allowed to go to school according to McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act  peoli   Apr-19-11 04:33 PM   #117 
  - Yup. The former school has to offer assistance unless it is too far away--as in the student moved  MichiganVote   Apr-19-11 05:06 PM   #121 
  - googled that, it took effect in 1987, signed by which president?  alp227   Apr-19-11 09:42 PM   #141 
  - Let's all have a rousing chorus of "I'm Proud to Be an American"!  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-19-11 04:42 PM   #118 
  - That is another example of.......  bobburgster   Apr-19-11 04:44 PM   #119 
  - So, lemme get this right..  Corruption Winz   Apr-19-11 05:29 PM   #123 
  - This is very sad  AsahinaKimi   Apr-19-11 05:53 PM   #124 
  - There is a bill before state legislation that is sure to go viral in red states, to just  ooglymoogly   Apr-19-11 05:58 PM   #125 
  - another reason to federalize school system  ctchrisf   Apr-19-11 06:28 PM   #129 
  - Tonya McDowell can't not escape the horror of mean spirited people...  midnight   Apr-19-11 06:18 PM   #127 
  - My home town  ctchrisf   Apr-19-11 06:22 PM   #128 
  - Welcome to DU!  ncrainbowgrrl   Apr-19-11 09:05 PM   #140 
  - Thank you, and welcome to DU!  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:16 PM   #149 
  - The US is depraved. nt  ZombieHorde   Apr-19-11 06:50 PM   #131 
  - What the hell is wrong with this country?  JTG of the PRB   Apr-19-11 07:53 PM   #135 
  - What is wrong? People don't give a shit.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:17 PM   #150 
  - Seriously? A homeless women can't want a better life for her son? What is wrong with this country??  jillan   Apr-19-11 08:41 PM   #139 
  - There are ONE POINT SIX-FIVE MILLION HOMELESS SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE U.S.  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:21 PM   #151 
     - We need single payer education.  joshcryer   Apr-19-11 10:41 PM   #155 
     - Education is going to solve homelessness.... HOW? Or are you saying its OK for kids to be homeless,  bobbolink   Apr-19-11 10:43 PM   #156 
     - We need lifetime public education too. It's such a shame when kids want to  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 10:44 PM   #157 
     - People have no idea that the number is so high. It bears repeating:  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-19-11 10:48 PM   #158 
     - Or my favorite: "They're homeless by choice!"  trotsky   Apr-20-11 08:21 AM   #167 
     - Yeah, that's a real gem right there.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 11:28 AM   #168 
     - "Believing that people are homeless because they want to be may help you to sleep better at night,  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 01:02 PM   #172 
     - Nope,because the middleclass is safe and warm.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 12:15 PM   #169 
        - Yup. I think that's an awful lot of it right there.  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:22 PM   #173 
     - There are 1,650,000+ homeless children in this country!  ThomCat   Apr-20-11 12:56 PM   #170 
        - Thanks for being a megaphone, GreenPartyVoter and ThomCat!  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 01:00 PM   #171 
           - I haven't seen Rachel lately. I wonder if she's following this story about this one child? If she is  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:23 PM   #174 
              - Sadly, I sincerely doubt it. It doesn't have the term "middleclass" attached to it.  bobbolink   Apr-20-11 04:40 PM   #175 
                 - Well, we wrote her before. We could do it again and see if it hits home. Personally, I would  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-20-11 04:45 PM   #176 

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