out of control judges, part 23747236872

shawn sage, a 17 year old foster child in california, wants to become a marine. it seems, however, a california judge is denying him that right:
In denying the Royal High School student delayed entry into the Marine Corps, Children's Court Commissioner Marilyn Mackel reportedly told Sage and a recruiter that she didn't approve of the Iraq war, didn't trust recruiters and didn't support the military.

"The judge said she didn't support the Iraq war for any reason why we're over there," said Marine recruiter Sgt. Guillermo Medrano of the Simi Valley USMC recruiting office.

"She just said all recruiters were the same - that they `all tap dance and tell me what I want to hear.' She said she didn't want him to fight in it."


this judge is denying sage his rights because he has the misfortune of having a different living situation than most, and that's just wrong. luckily, in less than a year, this judge will have no say in what he does with his life.

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