“From the beginning, the agency seems to take these girls’ word when it benefits their case, and label them liars when it suits them … This case just gets stranger and stranger. There’s still no complaining victim. The allegations spawning the raid were a hoax. The agency can’t figure out how many kids its seized from day to day. And none of the crime victims agree with the state’s allegations, which differ wildly in the media from what DFPS said in court. Just bizarre.”
(GritsforBreakfast is a good source for updates on the case. )
I’ve always had a soft spot for Texas. Of all the southern states, it has the most in common with California – the Spanish and Mexican influence, the Catholic place names, the wild west heritage, the cattle and cotton empires, the independent streak, the sheer “bigness” of the place. I’ve liked every Texan I’ve ever met, and there are many Texas transplants in California’s rural hinterlands.
I used to think of Texas as a kind of uncorrupted California, what California might have become if the radicals hadn’t taken over. So this whole fiasco surprises me. If you live in Texas, perhaps you could fill me in. Is the “Eldorado roundup” just another side of the Texas personality, the dark side of Texas frontier “justice”? Or is this completely out of character for your state?