Grimes county woman faces jail time for late library book

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itsyourboypookie
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What Texas law allows this? Any attorney's want to weigh in?

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Glad our judicial system is focusing on the right things
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Is this real?

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Rented books from a library?
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torrid said:

Rented books from a library?
Evidently... Never heard of that myself. This woman certainly got the book thrown at her by the Judge. I guess he ran out of real criminals to prosecute.
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TTUArmy said:

torrid said:

Rented books from a library?
Evidently... Never heard of that myself. This woman certainly got the book thrown at her by the Judge. I guess he ran out of real criminals to prosecute.
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Here in Dallas you could walk out of the Library with $750 or less worth of books and neither security would stop you nor would you be prosecuted if police even bothered to write you a ticket.
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Power hungry rednecks.
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While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?
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Texasclipper said:

While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?


Judge is most likely a JP. No law school needed for him or the people before him.

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torrid said:

Rented books from a library?
I think the "rented" book was a dictionary.
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I grew up in neighboring Walker County. There used to be a sign on Hwy 30 as you drove toward Aggieland...

"You'll do time for crime in Grimes County"

They don't mess around over there.
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Al Bula said:




I just knew this would be the first reply
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itsyourboypookie said:

Texasclipper said:

While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?


Judge is most likely a JP. No law school needed for him or the people before him.


Nope, municipal judge for City of Navasota.

There's a lot of missing information here. Libraries can't issue warrants.
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Martin Cash said:

itsyourboypookie said:

Texasclipper said:

While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?


Judge is most likely a JP. No law school needed for him or the people before him.


Nope, municipal judge for City of Navasota.

There's a lot of missing information here. Libraries can't issue warrants.
Right. A friend of mine was the judge in a similar story that made national news a few years back. There's always more to the story.
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Martin Cash said:

itsyourboypookie said:

Texasclipper said:

While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?


Judge is most likely a JP. No law school needed for him or the people before him.


Nope, municipal judge for City of Navasota.

There's a lot of missing information here. Libraries can't issue warrants.


Ok. But isn't this a civil matter?
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Ellis Wyatt said:


There's always more to the story.

Especially when there is a Go Fund Me involved
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Especially when library fines are being abolished elsewhere due to muh racism.
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itsyourboypookie said:

Martin Cash said:

itsyourboypookie said:

Texasclipper said:

While Grimes is rural and I expect they don't mess around, I also suspect there is more to this story than the "I got busy and forgot" being said.

Perhaps they made the judge mad so she is "following the law to the maximum extent"?


Judge is most likely a JP. No law school needed for him or the people before him.


Nope, municipal judge for City of Navasota.

There's a lot of missing information here. Libraries can't issue warrants.


Ok. But isn't this a civil matter?
City ordinance makes it a crime.

She was given notice in May to return the books and pay the fine, or a warrant would issue.

She did not do so at the time.


https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2024/04/01/stay-at-home-houston-area-mother-faces-jail-time-after-arrest-warrant-issued-for-unreturned-library-book/



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Judges like that one are just little women with too much pride and prejudice. I pay my county taxes with great expectations but what I get is a tale of two cities.
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rocky the dog said:


Martin Cash
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El Gallo Blanco said:

nvmd

Especially if they ignore something for a year.
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Had a fraternity brother in college who got thrown in jail for essentially not returning movies. A warrant was issued for the movies and he failed to appear.
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CanyonAg77 said:


Seems like a stupid ordinance.

That said, per the ordinance, since the book was returned, her maximum penalty should be $353.00.

Not sure where the $570 is coming from, so there must be more to the story. Otherwise, the judge is assesing a penalty beyond the law and creating a 8th amendment scenario.

Again, a totally stupid ordinance that is blowing an overdue library book way out of proportion. It should never go beyond a civil matter. The $60 fee for book replacement is totally adequate. If she doesn't pay it, revoke library privileges. Anything else is excessive.
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jrdaustin said:

CanyonAg77 said:


Seems like a stupid ordinance.

That said, per the ordinance, since the book was returned, her maximum penalty should be $353.00.

Not sure where the $570 is coming from, so there must be more to the story. Otherwise, the judge is assesing a penalty beyond the law and creating a 8th amendment scenario.

Again, a totally stupid ordinance that is blowing an overdue library book way out of proportion. It should never go beyond a civil matter. The $60 fee for book replacement is totally adequate. If she doesn't pay it, revoke library privileges. Anything else is excessive.
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I do not believe the book was returned by the date on that notice. That is why there are increased costs.


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College Station's library is having "overdue book fine amnesty" right now.
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She should tell them she is undocumented and they will back off.
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"You do time for crime in Grimes" The saying fits.

This is like debtors jail.
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