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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Judge has seated the court, defendants are standing....

    Unanimously - not sudden passion - 10 years in prison. Fine of 0 dollars. Remanded to Texas Department of Corrections.

    She will be eligible for parole at 50% of actual time served, or 5 years.
    I think, taking everything into account that this is a fair sentence...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    You don't use Pinterest, do you? There's a reason that is relevant.
    No but I see plenty of middle aged women posting similar memes (like on my wife's friends list). Same general culture and the types of people who probably use Pinterest.
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    Unclear whether there will be 'victim impact' statements -- Bothom's family is still in the room, Amber Guyger has left, but it's possible she'll be brought back in for the statements.

    (Quite a bit of disturbance out in the hall, "no justice - no peace"....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
    I think, taking everything into account that this is a fair sentence...
    Yeah, I was concerned they might go for a "we have to make a statement" sentence, and maybe 25-40 years or more. I think 10 years is not at all unreasonable.
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    Strawberry: Meme, not quote - but the Minions are not originally good guys. One Minion movie revolves around them inadvertently becoming heroes while trying to find a bad guy to follow.

    Adrift/KG: Pinterest PRELOADS comments. Could we at least use evidence with ACTUAL attribution instead of a freaking guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, I was concerned they might go for a "we have to make a statement" sentence, and maybe 25-40 years or more. I think 10 years is not at all unreasonable.
    In Texas what does a 10 year sentence typically amount to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    In Texas what does a 10 year sentence typically amount to?
    First, she can appeal for a new trial, but I really can't figure out what the defense would use as a basis.
    Second, she would have to serve 50% of the actual sentence*, then request a hearing for parole.

    *The caveat is that there is a 30 year maximum --- so if she had been sentenced to 99 years, the maximum she would have to wait for an opportunity for parole would be 30 years.
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    Either way, the Minion thing was just about the least offensive thing posted there. Why are we getting fixated on that and overlooking the other stuff she posted?
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    No but I see plenty of middle aged women posting similar memes (like on my wife's friends list). Same general culture and the types of people who probably use Pinterest.
    You know you basically just called your wife middle aged.

    Good luck

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