Listen, you win some and you lose some, it’s all a part of life. A Houston district court judge is receiving heavy criticism for releasing pretty much all the juvenile defendants who appeared before him because he was salty that he lost his seat in Tuesdays election to Democrat Natalia Oakes.
According to NBC News, Judge Glenn Devlin let them go after allegedly asking them one question. “The juveniles were asked whether they were going to, if released, whether they would kill somebody,” Steve Halpert, juvenile division chief for Harris County’s Public Defender’s Office said to KPRC. “It was a little bit shocking because that’s not a question Judge Devlin would ever ask. Or any judge.”
His actions caught everyone off guard because he isn’t particularly known as the nice judge.
“A Houston Chronicle investigation in October revealed that Devlin and Judge John Phillips accounted for more than one-fifth of all children sent to Texas juvenile prisons last year, sending them “younger and for less-serious offenses than the county’s third juvenile court.”
The sad part about this is that he know’s what he did.
“This is obviously what the voters wanted,” he reportedly said when releasing the juveniles.
He went out with a petty bang!
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