[quote=“Mother Theresa”]Keep in mind, that video was shot in Texas – land of big trucks, big guns, big men like George Bush, capital punishment, frontier justice and apparently harsh treatment of children. Recall the systemic abuse in their juvenile detention system.
[quote]More than three years after allegations of rampant sexual abuse of teenage inmates upended the Texas Youth Commission, one of two former jail administrators accused in the case is set to stand trial. . .
A lengthy and detailed report from Texas Rangers investigators, which wasn’t acted upon for two years, said Brookins and Hernandez summoned young male inmates from their dorms late at night to ball fields, darkened conference rooms, offices and ball fields for sex for at least two years. . .
In one instance, investigators alleged, an inmate who resisted Brookins’ advances reported Brookins threatened to keep the boy locked up until he was 21 unless he complied. . .
The lurid allegations became public in 2007 when the Rangers report was brought to the attention of lawmakers in Austin and prompted an outcry from legislators and parents of teens jailed at other TYC facilities.
Widespread allegations of abuses and inmates being held beyond their sentences at TYC jails across the state quickly emerged and state officials launched an agency-wide probe aimed at rooting out problem employees.
In the wake of the Pyote revelations, TYC’s top two administrators lost their jobs. The probe also led to the release of at least 550 inmates who had completed their minimum sentences and hadn’t caused any trouble behind bars.
TYC officials weren’t the only ones caught up in the abuse scandal.
Ward County District Attorney Randall W. “Randy” Reynolds received the Rangers report in 2005 and was accused of failing to act on it. . . [/quote]
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Yeehaaaaa. . . Ride 'em cowboys. . .[/quote]
And add Shaquanda Cotton to that list…