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March 2012

Stephen Wayne Sudduth Child Pornography PreTrial Conference Reset AGAIN!!! Could he WALK?

Today was a lovely Texas sunshiney day, and I could hear my anxious readers calling out for justice. So, since I had to go down that way anyhow, I headed on over to the United States Federal Court. It is located at 515 Rusk Avenue, in downtown Houston. If you pass through security, and take an elevator ride up to the fifth floor, you will find the Court Clerk's lovely offices.

Alongside one wall is a computer bank where any citizen can obtain files on any case with open public records. The women working in this location are extremely professional and kind. They will happily hand over the documents as you hit the print button. The walk was short, but the exercise certainly didn't hurt me. I don't think walking around Houston on a beautiful day is anything short of a privilege.

This is why I can't understand why anyone from the ultra soft, and sensual, Sealy News can't find their way over here to get this important public news. Everyone who has knowledge of this case is simply mystified by its length, and overseas complexities. Guilty or not, this defendant has truly created a mess worth study, and the facts around this case are frightening at best.

I have the Order to my left of my laptop while I sit in my favorite coffee bar in Katy, Texas. When I get home tonight, I may scan this thing and post it for your viewing benefit. At any rate, it reads like this:

 The Court has considered the Fourth Joint Motion for Continuence wherein counsel for Defendant, Stephen Wayne Sudduth, has represented that more time is needed to resolve the state charges pending against him, and that failure to grant a continuance would result in a miscarriage of justice.

Did you read that carefully? Did you see that we are now talking about "resolving the STATE charges?" I am not an attorney, and I am not sure if this means what it says, but do you think we have to wait for the State of Texas to DO something? Does this mean this mess is hung up in Austin County? Please, don't tell me that!

It goes on to read: Based on the representations made in the Fourth Joint Motion for Continuance, the Court finds the ends of justice served by granting a continuance outweigh the best interest of the public, as well as the Defendant, to a speedy trial.....blah, blah, blah....failure to grant a continuance would result in the miscarriage of justice, and that a continuance is necessary to allow reasonable time for the resolution of other charges against the Defendant.

Of course, there is no mention of his small victims, and their miscarriage of justice.

This document was filed on February 7, 2012, and he has another pretrial conference set for April 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.

For the first time, I am starting to sweat the outcome of this just a bit. I am beginning to wonder if they are going to let this guy walk without even a trial. Could this happen? Please, tell me this terrible thing will never happen! He was caught with the stuff...the miserable horrific evidence. Surely Judge Atlas has the stomach for this...she could never have risen to the top without being the toughest of the tough. She sees criminals all of the time...federal prisoners accused of murder, kidnapping, and even this kind of trash. If she can't deal with the terrible evidence that will surely be presented at this trial, then maybe she should recuse herself rather than let the lawyers kick the ball down the field.

After all, we were told the Federal prosecutors were taking first shots at this guy, and then the State of Texas would follow up. Was all of that a mistake...could we not have come to this conclusion sooner? What in the world is going on here (how many years now)?

Tonight! Sealy ISD School Board Meeting

Like most underwear bloggers, I started my work early. I used my brain, and a little research, and I tried to remember the long term goals Scott Kana, and associates, had for Sealy public schools. I came up with only one thing: hiring only local teachers. Well, all of that sort of flies in the face of current "Teach for America" standards, so, I wondered what his short term goals could be.

Gosh, I couldn't find a thing. Have we got plans to build a new junior high? Do we have a strategy for closing the elusive achievement gap? What about that mysterious cabinet at Sealy High School that is so thin for seniors? Do we know how to keep these kids from dropping out? Do we have an APP for that?

We are barely at the "Acceptable" level here in Sealy, America...our kids will likely face fierce competition for rigorous academic placements...maybe too fierce, when you consider the high school weight room is more important than the high school science lab.

How about those state TEKS? What about that new STAAR TEST? What is Kana gonna do now? What are his goals? What, specifically, is he gonna do?

That, my friends, is the superintendent's job. To plan, to decide, to follow the law....what will happen to my young son in a community where people are openly afraid to critically question? How many times have I heard, "Well, I would say something, but, I am afraid of them taking it out on my kid." Something is wrong when parents are talking like that.

It is time to take back control of Sealy Schools. It is time for my tax money, and yours, to be spent wisely...not on girlfriend job placements, or late day is time to get down to the business of teaching to the TEKS. It is time to make our kids great competitors in a world economy.

Not just the economy of just Sealy, Texas.

Defending Superintendent Scott Kana Using Educational Theory

I just wonder if the Kana camp, including the ultra soft and sensual editor of the Sealy News, has considered using educational theory in his defense. After all, there should be some obscure progressive educator with a penchant for breaking with tradition. All of my life, I have been told consisistency is the key. Discipline is a strategy you must implement with fairness and complete dedication to each individual child. In other words, you don't just take the In School Suspension crowd out for a game and expensive treats, even if the till at the ball park is coming up a bit short.

Could it be that Kana knows something that none of the rest of us have ever learned? Maybe Piaget, or Dewey, has written a research document outlining how consistent discipline is a failure... seriously. For all I know, with all of my education and school background, I could have missed a pioneering moment in history. I hope his lawyer is hitting the books...I hope he has his documents in order. Maybe he wrote his thesis research paper on this concept.

Whatever the case, I expect something better from the district my child attends. I am tired of LOW EXPECTATIONS. It makes me mad when I take my kid to the school in the middle of a storm, and it is almost 7:00 am, and no one has a key to the school house. I am sick of the drama, politics, and girlfriend privileges Kana has solicited upon my tax dollars. I do not owe certain individuals an easy lifestyle, while I myself toil away with meager wages.

I hope the school board has their own case against the Kana crowd. I hope we find ourselves with a true leader. We have talented teachers, and even a decent principal or two. Yet, we have little existing true leadership.

The bottom line: if I were Kana, I would look to Terry Grier as a role model. I doubt if he usurps the decisions made by his teacher/principal staff by springing ISS kids from their school work, and treating them to leisure activities...unless, and this is possible, I am just a fool and the educational theory I have studied was far behind the times.

Sorry I Haven't Written Lately

Gosh, my blog is totally neglected lately. So are the people in my family, the dogs, my apartment, the house, my Toyota, and a few of my "fa real" friends. I should be ashamed, but I'm not. I am so glad to be busy meeting new people, learning new things, and going new places.

Today I logged on to my TypePad service for the first time in a couple of weeks. I don't think I have ever gone this long without writing. I noticed from the stats that most of you are still looking for information on the Sudduth case. I am so sorry I have neglected this important story. As you know, I am not a real journalist, and my time and finances are rather squeezed. Please forgive me.

In honor of your continued interest, I will endeavour to learn something new. I can tell you that the Sealy News hasn't followed the story. KHOU Houston emailed quite a while back and said they would cover the trial. For all I know he could be out now with time served, but surely not! I know for most of you who are waiting for justice, especially those of you offshore, this would be completely unacceptable.

I don't know why anyone would support this guy, if he is guilty. A lot of you have expressed a level of outrage, and all I can say is some of us are easily impressed with tawdry soap opera dreams that have run dry and fell far short of the intended target. Gotta tell ya, it doesn't move me an inch; I could care less about that "pie in the sky" hopeless, and phony, distraction.

What truly should matter to the human conscience is the cry of a child abused in this horrific manner. What you believe about a person's character, their upbringing, the town they hail from, or the people they befriend is no longer of any relevance once they are a party to something this miserable and insidious.

Suddenly it becomes important to reevaluate the entire picture.

So, for my dear readers, I guess I will get out there and find out what happened to this accused nasty child molester. I am not afraid to tell you, I hope he gets the longest prison sentence in the world. I hope he gets locked up until the end of time. I don't care who cries, or who gripes, or who it costs, I just want this pervert off the streets forever.

Other than that, people aren't looking for much from my blog. After this mess is over, I may start a new and fresh batch of blogs. I am tired of "Tribute to Texas." I really only meant to write on it to irritate the people in my townhome association. I intended to use it as a kind of satire...maybe I should be honest. I intended to be sarcastic. Whatever I meant to do, I started to enjoy it.

It's a lot of fun keeping up with something like this, and I am proud of a couple of my posts, but most of them I really hate. People tell me, "O, LaWanda, you should write more! You are a 'great' writer." I have to admit, I don't think those people read much!

Finding a topic to write on is the hardest part. You have to nearly dedicate yourself to a project. I could write every week on the Sealy News. I find that it is the worst local paper in the history of Texas, maybe in the history of the world. They spent 716 words writing on a stupid ugly lamp they made, while they only used 318 words on a mother and her son murdered on the side of the road by a drunken driver (Katherine and Kendall Addison).

 I can't understand why the editor thinks anyone would care if one solitary soul is sticking up for our appointed school superintendent. They spent part of the front page, and carried this over into the folds of the paper (way back in there) so far I got sick of counting wasted words. You have to ask, "Why is this crap news?" Besides, he was appointed...they only ran the vacancy on the professional educators website for two weeks. They interviewed one other candidate...come on people, we are not all born last night. We are not that easy to fool. Maybe now they all have buyers remorse. Whatever the case, that story did not deserve the spread it received. It was totally ridiculous. Or maybe I should give the editor some respect. Maybe she was serving up her own dish of satire/sarcasm???

Thank you for continuing to support my badly written commentary. I hope you will continue to read me until I put "A Tribute to Texas" to rest. In the meantime, I have something I am working on...keep watching.