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"persistently lowest achieving," meaning it's in the bottom 5 percent of Title 1 schools in Texas.........(Wow! That's not good. It's pathetic)
Someone pray tell me how VISD seems to always get into situations like this with their schools! News Flash: Throwing 3.8 million dollars at it, isn't going to fix it. Patti Welder will struggle consistently.
Here's a thought VISD. Put 3.8 million in the schools that achieve and watch what those students do! Oh yeah, I forgot. You all like to spend 90% of the money on the 10%.
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I saw that the article mentions Victoria College? How does all this work? Is Mohon a college employee now? I could have sworn that Victoria College was the owner/operator of the Welder Center now? Weird.....
No way! I'm shocked........
We (the tax payers in this fair city) can't afford any more increases in property values. 5% Hahahaha, that's funny. That's an absolute understatement, getting off cheap. The appraisal district increases are abitrary year to year in all instances in this city. 33% (ours), then 17% the following year. Mr. Zuck you are absolutely wrong, 5% is incorrect it's much more than that. FACT (The source: My appraisals)
Absolutely 100% Against it.....but go figure. Obama, not shocked in the slightest.
What? A Pit Bull bit somebody again? No....no way, not a pit bull. Pit Bulls are such great family pets.
C'mon City officials what are you waiting on?
One other thing.....Mr. Zimmerman DID call the Police and report this suspicious person. And, no matter what a 911 dispatcher tells you to do or not to do, you are NOT obligated by any law to heed their advice, certainly if they "suggest" you stop following someone. Only a suggestion, not a law.
Obviously many questions to be asked. Why did Martin call his girlfriend rather than call his parents or the police? If he felt so compelled to attack Mr. Zimmerman because he was in fear of his life, then one would tend to believe a sane, and rational human being would think that a teen would call his parents or call the police.....certainly not call a 15 or 16 year old little girl? What the heck is she going to do?
Second.....Why was there a neighborhood watch in place in this particular neighborhood? Isn't it the job of a neighborhood watch to follow suspicious persons? (I agree, maybe Mr. Zimmerman shouldn't have gotten out of his car) however he has every right to walk up to anyone he so chooses and ask why they are in his neighborhood, what their intentions are, and where they are going. Anyone of us has that same exact right, and it doesn't make it lawful for Martin to throw a blind sided haymaker on Mr. Zimmerman. Just doesn't, no matter what the arguement. You may not like the fact that I asked you, and you are not obligated to respond, however you do not have the right to use any type of physical force against the person asking the questions. If you don't like it, run away, walk away, skip away. Do what you like, but don't put your hands on the person doing the questioning.
In most states, (I think every state) we all can follow anyone we so choose, and we can follow them closely for blocks and blocks and blocks. We can follow them on foot, in a car, on a bike, behind them almost breathing down their neck, and unfortunately it's not against the law and gives no person the right to "assault me". That is NOT stalking. Stalking is completely different. It's simply a case of a neighborhood watch or concerned citizen, or absolute nut whack job following someone. Not illegal, NOT in Texas and apparentyly not in Florida either. Yes, a complete nut, whack job can be a neighborhood watchmen, he can be a wanna-be cop, a Rambo, a Tackleberry, or whatever he so chooses and yes he can follow people if he can articulate the fact that he's acting as "neighborhood watch", and even then there is no real law that mandates he be offcially registered and acting in the capacity of a "neighborhood watchman".
I think nobody disputes the fact that Mr. Zimmerman was part of the neighborhood watch. I think that is a fact, that everyone is in agreement with. I also don't think that anyone would dispute that he was following this kid because he found him to be suspicious. The only real dispute is whether or not Martin had the legal right to defend himself from a guy that was following him?
My only question is this: If Martin was in such fear why didn't he too call 911, much like Mr. Zimmerman did? From all the eyewitness accounts and from cell phone records, all it seems to show is that he first called his girlfriend, and then he attacked Zimmerman. Something just doesn't seem to be adding up?
Let's put a city wide ban on the ballot. Let the voters decide. I think all these pit bull apologist would be sorely disappointed if the voters were left to decide. I urge city council to take action. Please do not sit idley by, take action and save lives. No reasonably sane person can argue against the fact that if the pit bull is removed from the equation, then pit bull attacks will not occur.