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10 year old and younger ticketed

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sky, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. Sky

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    I and many of my friends have seen an increase in Police and Highway patrol officers on our roads and cities. It is usually thought of as a way for the cities to increase revenue without declaring a new tax. This article to me seems a bit extreme if all the facts are true.

    http://www.texastribune.org/texas-e...l-district-cops-ticket-thousands-of-students/

    Dallas ISD’s police department, for instance, issued criminal citations to 92 10-year-olds in the 2006-07 school year, the latest year for which such data is available. Alief ISD’s officers issued 163 tickets to elementary school students in 2007. And “several districts ticketed a 6-year-old at least once in the last five years,” according to a recent presentation to the state Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee by Texas Appleseed. Such tickets, often given for “disorderly conduct” or “classroom disruption,” typically are handled in municipal courts or by county justices of the peace and can have fines of between $250 to $500, police and court officials say, though some courts route many students into community service in lieu of fines.
     
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    No gun law content, sorry.
     
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