“Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years....”
That was the headline that was attached to this photo and spread around Facebook …
I do not know whether this story is true or simply a fabrication of some mindless person wishing to further the Obama agenda of division…in this case division between white/black, rich/poor, educated/uneducated. The story hits his agenda on so many levels. To be fair…I will show the story, as it was written, below and you all can make up your own minds about what is going on here…
“A mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.
The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.
McDowell last week entered her plea at Norwalk Superior Court under the Alford Doctrine, which means she does not admit guilt but concedes the state has enough evidence to convict her.
Authorities told the hearing that she used a babysitter’s address to enroll her son in kindergarten in Norwalk when he should have attended schools in Bridgeport, her last permanent address.
Her case drew national attention and support from civil rights leaders and other advocates who wanted the charge dismissed.
McDowell told police she was living in a van and occasionally slept at a Norwalk shelter or a friend’s Bridgeport apartment when she enrolled her son Norwalk’s Brookside Elementary School.
Police said McDowell stole $15,686 worth of ‘free’ educational services from Norwalk.
She also pleaded guilty to four counts of sale of narcotics, which will be included in her prison sentence.
In a separate case, she pleaded guilty on February 7 to selling drugs.
McDowell’s lawyer, Darnell Crosland, said she agreed to accept a plea bargain rather than continue fighting the charges even though she insists she is not guilty.
Mr Crosland said: ‘You shouldn’t be arrested for stealing a free education. It’s just wrong.’
McDowell was sentenced to 12 years in jail, suspended after she serves five years, and five years’ probation.”
Ok…so, let me get this right…this woman committed fraud in an attempt to get her son enrolled in a school he did not qualify for. She also was charged with 4 counts of sale of narcotics, to which she pleaded guilty.
She is sentenced to 12 years jail, suspended after 5 years. Oh, don’t forget the drug charges…that are included in her prison sentence.
Now, I ask you…what is she going to jail for? In truth, the article does not say…it cleverly steps around how the prison sentence was calculated…it cleverly refuses to identify which part of the 12 years was related to the drug charges and which part to the fraud.
Oh…and it also ignores the fact that she has pleaded guilty in February on other charges of selling drugs.
So…she is nothing but a drug dealer trying to defraud the county by fraudulently completing forms that she knew to be lies.
A good solid citizen here, right?
So…we read the article…we see what happened…and we re-read that headline…” Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years....”
Would you call this an honest depiction of what happened?
Perhaps a truthful headline such as “Drug dealer jailed for 5 years” would simply not garner any attention?
But this is not what I want to write about today….
I am more interested in the comments on Facebook about this story….
Shariska Thomas writes: “There is NO justice for blacks, colored, negros, or any other fictitious, empty titles (including African American),put on us as a people. We have to become our own nation. Seeing as though the nation our ancestors built, the one we reside in, serves no purpose to us but to cage us up. History to date has shown us nothing constant repetitive patterns of injustice. Until then we will continue to be the ones who suffer injustice mercilessly. We lift you up sister, let the Goddess within carry you through and beyond what any justice system think they can do. Hotep!♥”
Shariska, I think you are a high school student so I will let off with your lack of knowledge. However, I can not let you off with you support for a person who chooses to break the law, sells drugs to the addicted, and makes choices that result in her being sent to jail. I can only imagine that your education failed to teach you to read…or you have chosen to ignore the facts in order to support an agenda that you WISH were true.
Theloveoflife writes “But it's ok for REAL CRIMINALS 2 roam free, killing, raping, etc!!!!!!!!!! It seems to me that even in the midst of her struggle, she still had her son's best interest in mind....I hate the system!!! U can't trust anyone!!!!! :-(“
She is not a real criminal? She is a drug dealer, you fool. A person who sells drugs to people who may die from their drug use…she makes her living dealing death and addiction. Her son’s best interests at heart? You have to be kidding, right? She CHOSE a lifestyle that would eventually separate her from her son while she is in jail. And what was she teaching her son? That is is ok to do anything including lie, cheat, commit fraud and sell death on street corners as long as it is to better your life. The typical liberal mantra of the ends justifies the means. You need to stop and think before opening your ignorant mouth and spouting such nonsense.
Lisa Childs writes...” Sad case of being black..white ppl do this everyday”
Really, Lisa? White people sell drugs and commit fraud every day? Let me tell you something , Lisa…the reason a majority of folks in jail are black is because the majority of the crimes are committed by blacks. White people are too busy earning a living to be able to stand on a street corner selling drugs, and thinking up ways to “give it to the man”. You are a fool if you think this is a racist thing. Read the damn story…this woman is a drug dealer and deserves her sentence! Her color is relevant only to you and your friends Sharpton, Jackson and the other race baiters including Obama!
Eion L Decarmo Snr writes…” WHITE WEALTHY WOMEN DO THIS ALL THE TIME AND IT'S ALRIGHT, A HOMELESS BLACK WOMAN IS A CRIMINAL BECAUSE SHE DIS THE SAME. WHOSE JUSTICE IS THIS?”
Eion…clearly you can’t read…she is a drug dealer. She is not a criminal because she is homeless or black. She is a criminal because she sells drugs and commits fraud. What part of that can you not understand?
Mervin Brochard writes..” I understand that the school doesn't like that money being used (even though, quite honestly, they're probably hoarding enough money for droves of homeless families to benefit from), but really. The kid is there. The mom put an address cause you asked for one probably. What's the big deal? The babysitter's address? Then let her change it and SHUT UP. >.>”
Huh? Let me ask you Mervin, what is acceptable action to get your kid into the school you want him to go to? You clearly believe that fraud is acceptable, right? I suppose you think that any child has the right to go to any school he or she wants to regardless of where they live? After all, the schools are all hoarding the money, right? So, I imagine that since the schools are hoarding the money, there is no need for you to complain about the schools not having enough, or the state wanting higher taxes to pay for education…right? You, sir, are just another ignorant fool who has no idea what he is saying. Unfortunately, America is full of people just like you!
Here’s an intelligent one…
Kishna Bodkin writes…” wtf wrong with these ppl in power........the woman aint even do shit to the child and them want to put in jail for 5 years.....that judge need to be kill...”
I guess your reading ability is about eaqual to your writing ability…public education at its finest!
A’nedria Kaba writes…” STILL trying to keep our children un-educated! Another reason why we must press our children to achive and expect more for themselves and not believe the lies society has labled them i.e .. Gang bangers, Drug dealers, underachivers etc.... If our children believe what society says about them, then they will become that. I and most parents have high expectations of our children and we will do what we need to do to help our childrern get a better education so they can grow up as confident Black Men and Women functioning in the society. I can not judge this mother on that.”
So…you think BEING a drug dealer is the right way to teach your children? Do you think committing fraud is the right way to show your children a better way? You are nothing but a hypocrite. The way to break out of the ghetto is to stop being gang bangers, drug dealers, thieves etc…the labels society has given are there for a reason…it is true of too many blacks that they choose that lifestyle.
Enough already. The rest of the comments are little more than versions of the same crap I have quoted above.
Now…why did I share this with you?
Because it should serve as a wake up call to conservatives everywhere.
The single unifying thing about all these comments is that they were posted by black people. This totally unscientific research should show you the breadth of the problems facing conservatives as they try to man up against Obama in November.
Unless conservatives stand up and show the stupidity of the thinking of the Obama followers at every opportunity, they will continue to think that every person has a right to do whatever they want to do as long as the ends justify it. They will continue to ignore reality, and choose what they want to believe is real.
And the stupid, the ignorant, the under educated, the sound bite junkies will all gather around what they think will best provide their drug of choice at election time.
The blacks who are motivated enough to leave their sofas will vote for Obama – he encourages them to think this way by saying stuff life “Republicans in Congress would rather put fewer of you to work building fewer things than ask millionaires and billionaires to live without massive new tax cuts.”
Of course no Republicans have said this, intimated this, or suggested this…but Obama does not care about the triviality of truth…he cares only that by saying this to his target audience (the stupid, the ignorant, the ill-informed and the under-educated) he knows he can create the class and color warfare that gives them an outlet for their anger, and a hero to follow in November.
Another piece of Obama Orwellian double-speak that is lapped up by the stupid, the ignorant, the ill-informed and the under-educated….” I believe the economy is stronger when collective bargaining rights are protected. I believe all of us are better off when we have broad-based prosperity that grows outward from a strong middle class. I believe when folks try and take collective bargaining rights away by passing so-called right-to-work laws that might also be called right-to-work-for-less laws, that’s not about economics – it’s about politics.”
You see, the folks who made the comments above did not care about truth…they did not care about justice…they did not care about reality. The only thing they cared about is that they could say what they THOUGHT was reality…that they could get upset, even angry…and use that as a reason for more race division.
Obama taps into that easily…moving smoothly between race warfare, class warfare, union v’s non-union warfare…there is no end to the divisions he can create.
Make no mistake…we are at war and our opponent is far better equipped to dance from battle to battle effortlessly spreading his lies and misinformation…desperately trying to create the very thinking that appears in the comments above.
It seems that he is winning this war…we cannot allow that to happen!