REPORT: Texas judge releases juvenile defendants after losing election

BY TEAM DML / NOVEMBER 8, 2018 /

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Hours after losing his bid for re-election, a Harris County, Texas judge released almost all the youthful defendants who appeared in front of him, apparently saying it was what voters wanted.

Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin asked the seven kids in his courtroom if they planned to kill someone before releasing them, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“He was releasing everybody,” said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. “Apparently he was saying that’s what the voters wanted.”

The article goes on to state the following:’

“Judge Devlin appears to be abdicating the basic responsibility of any sitting juvenile judge,” said Elizabeth Henneke of the Lone Star Justice Alliance, a group that works to get young people out of the justice system and into treatment programs.

A Chronicle investigation found that Devlin and another judge were responsible for more than one-fifth of children sent to the state’s juvenile prisons last year.

The report also stated:

Devlin and the county’s other two juvenile judges – all Republicans – were ousted from their seats in favor of Democrats on Tuesday by at least 10-point spreads. In all, Democrats swept 59 local Texas courts.

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5 Comments

  1. Joanne November 8th, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I guess Texas wants liberal judges now. Unreal. Texas are you kidding me. More thugs on the streets

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  2. Nancy November 8th, 2018 at 10:22 am

    And what do you think you are going to get with Liberal judges?
    Guess he beat them to the punch.
    And of all people the ACLU is pissed, boy that’s rich.

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  3. Shirley Blanchard November 8th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I researched our judges,probably, for the first time after learning so much about what is going on in our judicial system.

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  4. Douglas Schmitt November 8th, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I like what the judge did, like he said this is what you want ….vote for the libtards and let all the criminals go…

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  5. Carol November 8th, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    As a Survivor of a sexual assault I d be pissed if judge here did this. I don’t care what side you’re on, that was wrong

    Reply

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