After Years of Trying, Mother Can Sue State Over Son's Abuse at Denton State School
|Before Haseeb Chishty was released from the Denton State School last year, his mother Farhat visited him nearly every day.|
But as the Austin American-Statesman notes this morning, the state Senate voted 24-7 to allow Farhat to sue the state after all. Reports Ken Herman, the vote "came just over four hours before the deadline for action on the measure and marked the first time since 2001 that lawmakers voted to allow anyone to sue the state." Dallas's John Carona introduced the measure -- a similar one failed in 2007 -- and said after its passage, "The testimony reveals gross mismanagement of the personnel there at the facility, rampant drug use. Just horrible, horrible conditions existed." The measure is now in the hands of Governor Rick Perry.