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Houston Police Dept. Fails to Investigate over 20,000 Criminal Cases

According to a report commissioned by the city, more than 20,000 burglary, theft, assault and hit-and-run cases were not investigated in 2013.  When I stumbled onto this story the explanation given was that HPD is understaffed.  This may be some of the reason this happened, but I am not buying that this is the only […]

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Texas Appeals Court reverses capital murder conviction

The 14th Court of Appeals reversed Jaime Arturo Zamora’s 2011 capital murder conviction this week.  Why? Common sense – you can’t sustain a conviction based solely on the testimony of people who are already in trouble.  There was no evidence connecting him to the shooting except  testimony of his alleged accomplices. Zamora was serving life […]

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School security gaurd assaults, handcuffs handicapped student to wheelchair

Yet another example of a glorified hall-monitor run a muck,  an Oakland High school guard brutally attacked a student, allegedly punching, handcuffing and dumping a handicapped student out of his wheel chair.  The Officer, Marchell Mitchell, has been charged with child abuse and fired. The details of this situation are deplorable. Mitchell was trying to […]

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