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Texas Says It Will Ignore Rules Designed to Prevent Rape of Minors in Prisons

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Linda Bruntmyer went to her grave thinking she'd won reform in honor of her son, who was repeatedly assaulted in a Texas prison. But Rick Perry has decided he won't follow those rules.

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Arielle S (313)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 7:49 am
So who died and made Rick Perry a god? Just what is it with these fanatical buttholes and their total disrespect for what the people want? I hope there are lawsuits...

lee e (114)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:38 am
What an appalling story, is Perry seriously such a murderous being? Texas never ceases to amaze me!

Terry King (113)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:18 am
I don't think I could live anywhere but Mendocino county!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 12:10 pm
The governor of Texas, and I refuse to give that slime a name, is not out to help anyone, except himself. There is no big deal in separating those who will get hurt as this poor boy did. He just wants to prove he is bigger and better than everyone else and that includes God. He will get his comeuppance one day and I hope and pray that he gets no help from anyone and suffers muchly.

Debra G (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:47 pm
And what ju$tification does pistol-pack in' Perry give for this brainle$$ move?

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:32 pm
Phisher flagged. I agree with all other commenters. The photo - is that the winner of the "Texas Longhorn in a snit Look-Alike" contest?

Kate K (215)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 3:48 pm
hey, Texas Longhorns are beautiful. This guy is not.
I think it is ashamed that Texas did not secede form the US as it planned during the Civil War.

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 4:38 pm
I don't care if they are criminals. If you don't try to prevent rape when it is within your power, then you might as well be in jail with them.

Robert K (31)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 4:52 pm
Sure, nothing is guaranteed to rehabilitate a kid better than being raped. Perry only does brainless, so he doesn't need an explanation. He would need to explain to the brain dead conservatives if he did something rational.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 6:06 pm
Pardon me, but Texas seems to make rules of their own. Like how many people can we execute this year.

Beth Nipper (70)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 6:27 pm
No one should go to prison 8 years for setting a trash can on fire. Minors should be separated from adult prisoners. Minors should not even be inmates in an adult prison.

Ben B (20)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 7:17 pm
Appalling! Rape of anyone anywhere is simply unacceptable! Prison governors, and indeed society in general, have a duty of care for the prisoners in their custody. Confinement is the punishment, not the violence that may occur within a prison. I agree with Elizabeth N': minors shouldn't be imprisoned in adult prisons.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:16 pm
"Rodney was only 16, a waif of a boy at 5'2" and 125 pounds, when he was convicted of setting a trash can on fire in Brazoria County, Texas, that caused $500 worth of damage. The judge decided to make an example of him, and he was sentenced to eight years in an adult prison. His small stature made him an easy target for the hardened convicts, and almost immediately after entering the system, Rodney was raped by another prisoner."

The judge who sentenced this boy to eight years in an adult prison should be removed from court.

Rick Perry is leaving office after the 2014 election in Texas. He leaves behind a state in an utter shambles and mess. Perry has done many nasty things to the people in Texas
Perry is also planning to run for President in 2016. Guess Perry has forgotten that the people, voters, in US have already rejected him.

ty, cal.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:32 pm

Janis K (127)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:54 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal Great comments!

Sue L (63)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:13 pm
This story is horrendous! Rick Perry is an idiot and my heart goes out to this poor boy and his mother, who fought in vain for justice in Texas. I can't understand why this boy was sentenced to 8 years in prison for a relatively minor offense to begin with. How can 49 states understand the problem and Rick Perry not?!

Susanne R (234)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:37 pm
Rick Perry allowed a 16-year old boy to serve an eight-year prison sentence --with hardened criminals-- for setting a fire in a garbage can? What a guy! And he feels no remorse over the fact that the boy was repeatedly raped and eventually committed suicide? He must not since, as the headline of this submissions states, "Texas Says It Will Ignore Rules Designed to Prevent Rape of Minors in Prisons>"

This is the same hypocrite who, in 2002, described the Texas same-sex anti-sodomy law as "appropriate." (source: Wikipedia) Yet he looks the other way when it happens to children in prisons. That's what one can expect when a self-serving half-wit is in charge. Oh, and he's proud to say that he loves and places his trust in God, which is not surprising because the most pathetic among us hide behind God but carry a gun with them at all times, which leads one to question how sincere that proclamation of "trust" actually is.

Gladly signed and noted!

David B (29)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:45 pm
Surely this is enough to get Perry thrown out of office?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday May 12, 2014, 12:07 am
David B--we'll see.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 12:54 am
Shocking state of affairs nothing about Texas surprises me any more they come over as a backward looking state and a loose canon.

. (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 5:28 am

Thomas M (8)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:47 am
While it may be true Little Ricky has done many nasty things to the people of Texas, the nastiest thing that was done to the people is have him elected in the first place. And, my guess is that if given another opportunity, the people of Texas would elect him again simply because he is a republican, not because of what he believes or has done. They are about to elect another bigot by the name of Abbott, Ted Nugent's friend??? Wow, what a supporter to have on the campaign circuit for you - setting great examples for youth and all........

Mitchell D (104)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:28 am
Of course Rick won't follow those rules, he would not want to take that kind of perk from the prison guards!

David F (14)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:29 am
Er, "Texas Says" .. .. because "Rick Perry is Texas as Texas is Rick Perry. Hail R.P., Hail Hail Hail!" or what ?

Robert O (12)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:59 am
Perry's a dangerous man and way out of touch with reality. Look what's he's done to Texas! If you let him into the White House he'll do the same for the rest of the nation.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday May 12, 2014, 12:47 pm
6. In 2011, more than 95,000 youth under the age of 18 were held in adult prisons and jails across the United States.


Patrice M (84)
Monday May 12, 2014, 2:11 pm
And republicans will continue to shrug their shoulders at his indifference and inhumanity and support him anyway.

. (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:29 pm
I don't know how to reply- except to say Perry is a dangerous man.

Jane H (139)
Monday May 12, 2014, 7:29 pm
unbelieably horrible and dispicable

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:48 am
Rape is unacceptable. Thanks Cal.

Charlene Rush (79)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:19 pm
Gov. Perry is a disgrace to the human race.
The sentence was absurd to begin with.
Talk about 'hardened' criminals, these are hardened legislators, and if this is what Texans want, good riddance.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 16, 2014, 2:59 pm
Of course Governor Perry wouldn't follow any rules that might save a "hardened criminal trash can burner" from being repeatedly raped in prison. That would require human compassion. Something that he is completely devoid of having.

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:43 pm
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