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#1
This is absolutely disgusting. A homeless woman, in an effort to better her son's life enrolled him in a school in a good neighbourhood, the authorities respond by fining her 15,000.00 and may throw her in jail for 20 years.

Seriously wtf is wrong with this society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0XCor6IDM

yahoo news link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110425/us_yblog_thelookout/rally-for-prosecuted-homeless-mom-who-sent-son-to-a-better-school-district

ABC news:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/tanya-mcdowell-case-naacp-appoints-lawyer-connecticut-woman/story?id=13462495
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#2
she wants her son to have an education?

fucking psychopath. lock her up
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#4
What the ****..
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#8
Hey, America doesn't have homeless people, so that woman must be a FILTHY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT and thus deserves the harsh punishment. And besides, now she will HAVE a home. All is good in 'Merica again!
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#9
That's absolutely crazy... so many homeless people seem to not bring up their children properly, letting them become drug and alcohol addicts, and then this woman is punished for wanting to give her child an opportunity in life? And I don't see how it can be illegal to enrol him in a state school, no matter where it is .
#12
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This is like something from a Dickens novel. Stupid America.


true. could this mean that America is regressing to Charles Dickens times?
#13
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Hey, America doesn't have homeless people, so that woman must be a FILTHY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT and thus deserves the harsh punishment. And besides, now she will HAVE a home. All is good in 'Merica again!

I sincerely hope you're trolling, or do we have to break it to you?
#14
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Got an actual news link?

I just posted a yahoo news link i'll post more links about the story as i find them
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#15
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That horrible woman. How dare she allow her homeless child to walk among the rich and priveledged!


Precisely. No home, no education. I mean, they're barely even people!
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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/25/arrest-homeless-connecticut-woman-enrolling-son-school-illegally-sparks-debate/

I was just about to post one myself. You can't be getting your news from TheYoungTurks.

i dont. But its a show i enjoy. I get my news from a bunch of sources. Primarily MSNBC though, yes im a raging liberal, and i like the liberal bias
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#19
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/7efd2a37426e46f888593aab301b9314/CT--School-Residency-Arrest/
according to that article she used her baby sitters address when enrolling her kid in school
http://www.thegrio.com/news/homeless-mom-arrested-for-enrolling-son-in-school.php
another article, but still its a ****ing public school, 15k for a public schooling for a few months, thats more than going to some colleges for 2 years
#20
I think you guys are failing to realize that she did break the law from the way it sounds. If she lied about her address and never claimed to be homeless than there legitimately is a case against her. It's not like her kid couldn't go to school. She just lied to get him into one that she thought was better. She obviously knew that she was doing something wrong considering she lied to get him in.


Stop having stupid knee jerk reactions about this and actually read the stories.


I certainly think any jail time here is absurd, but I can't argue with a fine. Just because she's poor and homeless doesn't mean she can break the law and get away with it.


Maybe the system should be looked at, but under the current laws and regulations she did something illegal.


I don't know what state you guys live it, but you can't just send someone to a school in another district without paying for it. That's essentially stealing from the people that live in that district and pay property taxes that go to the school.
#21
But not trolling, I quess this is why America tops the prison lists...
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#23
Bitch lied about her home adress. She never told the school she was homeless. She just broke the law, and a punishment then follows. Is it fair that she is punished this severely? I don't know. But it sure as shit is a legit reason to trial someone/
#24
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Bitch lied about her home adress. She never told the school she was homeless. She just broke the law, and a punishment then follows. Is it fair that she is punished this severely? I don't know. But it sure as shit is a legit reason to trial someone/

You can argue that she committed fraud and that would be a debate worth having. But 20 freaking years for this is non sense, a month max. If they really want to set an example. But 20 years is just wrong.

Especially when you consider bankers who commit WORSE crimes like this and will never ever face prosecution.

What she did was a non violent crime and shes getting 5 years less than someone who commits murder (25-life).

This is 100% lunacy.

Plus this isnt a clear cut case, her crime was 100% justified, in my book she did nothing wrong and shouldn't even be charged with a crime. She was sending her child to a public school.
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#25
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I think you guys are failing to realize that she did break the law from the way it sounds. If she lied about her address and never claimed to be homeless than there legitimately is a case against her. It's not like her kid couldn't go to school. She just lied to get him into one that she thought was better. She obviously knew that she was doing something wrong considering she lied to get him in.


Stop having stupid knee jerk reactions about this and actually read the stories.


I certainly think any jail time here is absurd, but I can't argue with a fine. Just because she's poor and homeless doesn't mean she can break the law and get away with it.


Maybe the system should be looked at, but under the current laws and regulations she did something illegal.


I don't know what state you guys live it, but you can't just send someone to a school in another district without paying for it. That's essentially stealing from the people that live in that district and pay property taxes that go to the school.


She can't pay the fine because she's homeless, and jail time is simply unjust. What is it with Americans and goddamn taxes anyway? Granted, I don't know how your public school system works, but surely she doesn't pay taxes? Therefore, wouldn't she be 'stealing' no matter where she sent her child?
#26
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I don't know what state you guys live it, but you can't just send someone to a school in another district without paying for it. That's essentially stealing from the people that live in that district and pay property taxes that go to the school.

Not being able to send your kid to whatever school you think is best for them is completely ridiculous, regardless of what the situation is.

EDIT: Laws should be enforced but you should look at the situation and they should be weighed against the immorality of the offense and the immorality of enforcing the punishment.
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#27
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What she did was a non violent crime and shes getting 5 years less than someone who commits murder (25-life).


It says she COULD get UP TO 20 years, not shes going to jail for 20 years.

I agree that she shouldn't get the full sentence, nor should she get any jail time at all. Maybe some sort of probabtion or community service or something? Afterall, she DID break the law..
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#28
that capitalism at its finest, the rich get richer and the poor can go **** themselves
#29
I don't want to smell your dirty son all day, keep him out of my school please.
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#30
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Not being able to send your kid to whatever school you think is best for them is completely ridiculous, regardless of what the situation is.

EDIT: Laws should be enforced but you should look at the situation and they should be weighed against the immorality of the offense and the immorality of enforcing the punishment.



I agree, but the law disagrees. People living in that school district pay taxes that allow their children of that district to attend school there for free. If you want your child to attend a school in a different district you either have to move there, or pay the school. Maybe it's not the most fair way of doing things, but it tends to work.

The schools need money, and it's either coming from property taxes or directly out of the pockets of the people sending their children there. Taxes tend to work better because it more evenly (SOCIALISM) distributes the cost. If only the people sending children to school paid money then they would be paying a lot more than they are in property taxes.


It would be great if you could just send your kid to whatever school you wanted, but realistically that isn't going to work without paying for it, which she didn't. I definitely don't think she should be facing jail time, but they also can't just let her go. If they do that they set a precedent that other people could use to do the same thing.


What she did was essentially steal. She stole education for her kid. Sure, that sounds like something she shouldn't get punished for, but why not? She clearly knew she was doing something wrong or she wouldn't have lied about where her son lived. You can bet that the tax payers in that school district don't want a bunch of kids from other areas coming and getting free education off of their money.
#31
Jesus ****ing christ.
Regardless of whether or not she lied about financial status or address, this is complete bs. I thought one of the fundamentals of democracy was 'education for all', but it seems America is morphing into something nothing more then a monarchy with a democratic facade.

Not to mention a PUBLIC school can run you up 15 ****ing THOUSAND dollars a year [in America at least], isn't education meant to be readily available for both rich and poor?

**** you and your broken society.
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#32
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Jesus ****ing christ.
Regardless of whether or not she lied about financial status or address, this is complete bs. I thought one of the fundamentals of democracy was 'education for all', but it seems we [or America] is reverting to something resembling a monarchistic-democratic hybrid shithouse.

Not to mention a PUBLIC school can run you up 15 ****ing THOUSAND dollars a year [in America at least], isn't education meant to be readily available for both rich and poor?

**** you and your broken society.



You missed the part where her son COULD go to school. Just not where she sent him. Free education was available to him, but she wanted to send him to a different school. You're more than welcome to do that, but you have to pay for it. If all the kids in a "bad" school decided to go to a school in another district and didn't pay for it the cost would be passed onto the tax payers of that district, and that's not fair to them.
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I agree, but the law disagrees. People living in that school district pay taxes that allow their children of that district to attend school there for free. If you want your child to attend a school in a different district you either have to move there, or pay the school. Maybe it's not the most fair way of doing things, but it tends to work.

The schools need money, and it's either coming from property taxes or directly out of the pockets of the people sending their children there. Taxes tend to work better because it more evenly (SOCIALISM) distributes the cost. If only the people sending children to school paid money then they would be paying a lot more than they are in property taxes.

Why should it matter what district you're in? If you're living in one district you're paying taxes for the schools in your own district, even if you're not sending your kid there. Unless of course the rich people have a much nicer school because they pay more taxes, which completely removes the point of having "public" schools, anyways.

It's not a rhetorical question, I really don't know how the school/tax funding works over there.

What she did was essentially steal. She stole education for her kid. Sure, that sounds like something she shouldn't get punished for, but why not? She clearly knew she was doing something wrong or she wouldn't have lied about where her son lived. You can bet that the tax payers in that school district don't want a bunch of kids from other areas coming and getting free education off of their money.


When I went to school in the US, it was never an issue if I went to school at the other side of town, is this a new thing?
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#34
Give her homeless son education?!

Edu****ingcation??!!!

Damn homeless idiots tryna give their children a future.
If more people start aiming to keep their kids alive, smart, self-dependent and educated...I fear humanity might come to an end.

Seriously though, this is ****ing retarded...
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You missed the part where her son COULD go to school. Just not where she sent him. Free education was available to him, but she wanted to send him to a different school. You're more than welcome to do that, but you have to pay for it. If all the kids in a "bad" school decided to go to a school in another district and didn't pay for it the cost would be passed onto the tax payers of that district, and that's not fair to them.



Oh I see. So its a private school then?

EDIT: Its kind of sad really, if you're born poor, more then likely - you'll die poor and with a worse education then your higher class bretheren. There is still a class system involved - even though it was apparently abolished.
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Why should it matter what district you're in? If you're living in one district you're paying taxes for the schools in your own district, even if you're not sending your kid there. Unless of course the rich people have a much nicer school because they pay more taxes, which completely removes the point of having "public" schools, anyways.

It's not a rhetorical question, I really don't know how the school/tax funding works over there.



When you live in a district you pay property taxes that go towards funding the schools in your district. Everyone that owns property in the district pays taxes that allow the kids there to go to the public schools. Only people in that district are allowed to go to the schools since they're the ones that are paying to keep them running. If you want to go to a school in a different district you either have to move there, or pay the school to attend since that's essentially what the parents of the kids in that district are doing through taxes.


They either use that system, or they directly charge each family to go to school, which would be more expensive than spreading the cost throughout the community.


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Oh I see. So its a private school then?



No, it's publicly available to the people that live in that area. Part of your property taxes fund the schools. If you want to go to a school in a different area you either have to move there or pay for it since you're not already doing so through taxes.
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When you live in a district you pay property taxes that go towards funding the schools in your district. Everyone that owns property in the district pays taxes that allow the kids there to go to the public schools. Only people in that district are allowed to go to the schools since they're the ones that are paying to keep them running. If you want to go to a school in a different district you either have to move there, or pay the school to attend since that's essentially what the parents of the kids in that district are doing through taxes.


They either use that system, or they directly charge each family to go to school, which would be more expensive than spreading the cost throughout the community.

So instead of pooling the money across an entire city or state and distributing it accordingly to all schools in the city/state, they localise it to make sure that the nicer areas have more funding and the poorer or ghetto areas have less?
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So instead of pooling the money across an entire city or state and distributing it accordingly to all schools in the city/state, they localise it to make sure that the nicer areas have more funding and the poorer or ghetto areas have less?



The State supplies money as well, but they can't realistically fund every single school in the State without local districts collecting taxes as well.


Public schools are established and run by local governments for the most part. So they typically fund the majority of the education.
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No, it's publicly available to the people that live in that area. Part of your property taxes fund the schools. If you want to go to a school in a different area you either have to move there or pay for it since you're not already doing so through taxes.


Oh wow, that's pretty ****ed.

EDIT: Wait a second... She is homeless - no fixed address, nor is she a tax payer. She cannot send her son to school without going to jail in that case. What a nasty bloody cycle.
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Oh wow, that's pretty ****ed.



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