And what did Diane Tran do that earned her a night in jail plus a fine? She worked two jobs to support herself and her two siblings while maintaining a high Grade Point Average in both high school and college because her parents were off finding themselves.
Wait...what? How is this a crime? Oh, because of the amount of work she was doing and the late nights doing homework, Diane was missing class. And Judge Moriarty knows that is the worst kind of criminal scum...the kind of criminal scum that works a full-time job and a part-time job to keep her younger siblings from starving. Moriarty knows that all good children aged 5 to 17 work at least 75 hours a week for pennies a day!
Moriarty had this to say about fining a child that is the sole income for three people, "a night in jail and a fine won't hurt her and may do some good." Because possibly causing three minors to lose the only source of income they have is a good deed!
Moriarty knows that the law must not be skirted and must always be followed at all times - with no exception! Like the time he was accused of illegal campaign contributions in a court case before the Texas Ethics Commission. A case in which he neither admitted nor denied guilt. A case that could have included jail time, fines, and removal from office. A case that only resulted in a fine of $2,800. Because Moriarty knows that "a night in jail" might "hurt" him and losing his job won't do any good!
But one could say that this judge had a change of heart. Merely days after handing down this sentence he rescinded the jail time and the fine - probably due to the fact that the website located here earned over 250,000 signatures asking for him to do just that in merely a few hours. And reversing the decision only happened after the media has gotten involved. Another website is raising money for the girl so that she can concentrate on her studies and that site is located here.
I would also like to start a petition to remove Judge Lanny Moriarty from his office. Texas voters, I know most of you aren't inbred, racist assholes that would punish a young Vietnamese girl for doing something most adults couldn't do, so go to the polls and get the alleged racist, inbred asshole off the bench...since apparently your courts won't do it for you each time he breaks the law...
A copy of the court ruling that found Moriarty had indeed committed campaign fraud can be found here.