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  •  2 of the 3 strikes (3+ / 0-)
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    ChadmanFL, lyvwyr101, el dorado gal

    are this case...  

    “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway” ~ Henry Boye~

    by Terranova0 on Wed May 18, 2011 at 09:32:25 AM PDT

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    •  We broke down (1+ / 0-)
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      Terranova0

      and got our son an attorney after saying we wouldn't do it (as I said upthread, long, long, story) after we saw how awful the public defender system is - and I know most of those people went into their job with the purest of motives. But they are hopelessly overworked, become cynical and system-hardened, and end up not being able to give their clients the time and help they need. As this diary points out, those clients are more often than not mentally ill and it ends up being "too bad for them."

      •  It's hard to keep faith (1+ / 0-)
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        el dorado gal

        when I know deep-down the chance of the kid getting a fair shake is next to nil.

        Hearing about that pot-head facing life wasn't reassuring.

        “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway” ~ Henry Boye~

        by Terranova0 on Wed May 18, 2011 at 03:33:08 PM PDT

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