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  • Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death is fired

    09/24/2018 10:36:32 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | AP
    <p>Amber Renee Guyger was fired weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment on Sept. 6. A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor in his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday. The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home. Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond. Jean family attorneys and protesters have called for her firing following the shooting. Guyger was a four-year veteran of the police force. She told investigators that she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account. She called 911. When asked where she was, she returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit. The 911 tapes have not been released.</p>
  • Cowboys have lowest Week One local rating in nine years (NFL)

    09/15/2018 5:40:24 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 82 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 9/13/2018 | Mike Florio
    America’s Team may still be America’s Team, but America’s Team isn’t drawing the same kind of eyeballs in their home market. Via Barry Horn, formerly of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys generated a Week One rating of 28.2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for their road game at Carolina. That’s the lowest number since the Cowboys produced a 25.2 in 2009.
  • FBI, Police Conduct 3 Raids in Human Trafficking Probe

    09/13/2018 6:11:11 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 9 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | 9/13/18 | Scott Gordon
    Police and federal agents raided homes in Dallas, Fort Worth and Lancaster on Tuesday as part of a major human trafficking investigation, authorities said. One man and two women were accused of operating a prostitution operation. Police said they encountered 11 women when they raided a home in Fort Worth and four others in Dallas. They will be treated as victims and offered counseling, police said.
  • Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting

    09/13/2018 5:02:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 118 replies
    http://www.fox4news.com/news ^ | 09/13/2018 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - Following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation. One of the warrants became a public record Thursday afternoon when it was returned to the judge who signed it. It was shortly after Jean’s funeral had ended. It listed several items found in Jean's apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
  • The Worst Police Shooting Yet

    09/11/2018 2:21:41 PM PDT · by billorites · 156 replies
    NRO ^ | September 11, 2018 | David French
    Amber Guyger’s killing of Botham Shem Jean is an unspeakable tragedy. It also highlights the need for officers like Guyger to face impartial justice. It is hard to think of a more tragic, more senseless shooting in America than the killing last week of Botham Shem Jean, a young black risk-assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a member of Dallas West Church of Christ. This is what we know so far. Jean was home alone in his apartment in the South Side Flats complexin Dallas when police officer Amber Guyger entered and shot him dead. The precise chain of events is...
  • Cop who killed neighbor told investigators he ignored her ‘verbal commands’

    09/10/2018 11:39:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2018 | 11:40pm | Chris Perez
    The white Dallas cop who fatally shot her black neighbor after confusing his apartment for her own told investigators that he ignored her “verbal commands” and all she could see was a “large silhouette” — so she opened fire. Amber Guyger had just entered the fourth floor residence, which was dark, and thought she was being burglarized, according to her arrest affidavit. The 30-year-old claimed during police interviews that the front door was slightly ajar, so when she went to use her key it pushed open on its own. Upon entering, Guyger said she saw the “large silhouette” — which...
  • Dallas Officer Who Killed Man in His Own Home Says He Ignored Her Commands

    09/10/2018 7:38:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 158 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 September 2018 | Sarah Mervosh and Matthew Haag
    A Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor in his apartment, claiming she mistook the unit for her own, told the authorities that the door was already ajar when she entered and that she shot him after he ignored verbal commands, according to court records released on Monday.The officer, Amber R. Guyger, 30, who has been charged with manslaughter, could face additional charges in a case that has led to accusations that the officer received preferential treatment and debate about whether race may have played a role in the deadly encounter between a white police officer and a black...
  • Off-duty Dallas police officer charged in shooting death of unarmed Botham Shem Jean

    09/09/2018 6:47:45 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 118 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9/9/18 | Prescotte Stokes III
    A 30-year old off-duty Dallas police officer has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean on Thursday night. Four-year Dallas police veteran Amber Guyger was taken into custody at 7:20 p.m., according to Kaufman County jail records. Guyger’s Bond was set at $300,000 and she posted bail less than an hour after being arrested, jail records stated. Moments earlier on Sunday, Jean’s family attorney Lee Merritt met with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson presenting new evidence and demanding that Guyger be taken into custody.
  • Dallas officer who shot man in his own apartment was involved in 2017 shooting of a suspect

    09/08/2018 6:04:08 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 82 replies
    www.dallasnews.com ^ | 9/8/2018 | Dana Branham and Naomi Martin
    The officer who killed a man in his apartment Thursday after she apparently mistook it for her own home also shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017. Officer Amber Guyger has not been officially named in connection with the shooting, but a source within the Dallas Police Department has identified her. Guyger, who has been with the department almost five years, was not indicted in the 2017 shooting of the suspect who had taken her Taser from her during a struggle. She is expected to face a manslaughter charge for killing 26-year-old Botham Jean on Thursday, but a warrant...
  • ‘We’re going to make sure justice is served,’ Dallas mayor says of Botham Jean

    09/08/2018 2:14:51 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 49 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 9/8/18 | NICHOLE MANNA
    Mayor Mike Rawlings said Saturday that he’s sure justice will be served for Botham Shem Jean. Jean, 26, was killed in his own apartment on Thursday night by an off-duty, uniformed Dallas Police officer who said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own when she got off work at about 10 p.m. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said yesterday “at my request, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant based on the circumstances we have now.” She later added the warrant would be for manslaughter.
  • Dallas cop faces manslaughter charge for shooting man in apartment she thought was hers

    09/07/2018 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 105 replies
    The Dallas News ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Sara Coello Claire Z. Cardona Loyd Brumfield
    A Dallas officer faces a manslaughter charge a day after she fatally shot a 26-year-old man whose apartment near downtown she apparently mistook for her own.(Snip)The victim was identified as Botham Shem Jean, a native of the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia. A graduate of Harding University in Arkansas, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.(Snip)The officer who shot Jean is a white woman, and Allison Jean said she wondered whether the outcome would have been different if her son hadn't been black.
  • Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested, charged with rape

    09/07/2018 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9-7-2018 | Marc Lancaster
    Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas, and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation. There was no bond listed for either charge. The Wichita Eagle noted Randle was sentenced to five years' probation in June after being found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. That conviction stemmed from a 2016 incident in which Randle intentionally backed into three people with his...
  • Officer fatally shoots man after entering wrong apartment

    09/07/2018 10:05:52 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo/GMA ^ | 9/7 | Morgan Windsor
    Dallas police and the county district attorney's office are investigating after police said one of their officers shot and killed a 26-year-old man Thursday night upon returning home from her shift and entering the wrong apartment in her building. Preliminary information suggests the off-duty officer, who has not been publicly identified, was still wearing her police uniform and was returning home after working a full shift, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement Friday.
  • Dallas police officer kills 26-year-old man after entering wrong apartment, believing it was her own

    09/07/2018 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 7, 2018 | Jessica Schladebeck
    A Dallas police officer was arrested Friday morning after she mistakenly entered the wrong unit in her apartment building downtown and fatally shot a 26-year-old man inside. The officer was fresh off a shift and still in full uniform Thursday night when she walked into what she believed to be her apartment at the South Side Flats, located about a block away from the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. She was confronted by a man, identified by the Medical examiner’s office as Botham Shem Jean.
  • Man shot, killed by off-duty Dallas police officer who walked into wrong apartment

    09/07/2018 5:01:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 120 replies
    WFAA ^ | 09/07/2018 | Staff
    Dallas police say one of their officers was going home after her shift when she walked into the wrong apartment and shot and killed the man inside. The officer was in full uniform just after 10 p.m. Thursday evening when she walked into an apartment unit she believed to be her own at the 1200 block of South Lamar, about a quarter-mile from the Dallas Police Department.
  • BREAKING: Truck hits news studio in Dallas

    09/05/2018 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 123 replies
    Fox 11 News ^ | Wednesday, September 5th 2018 | SBG San Antonio
    A truck slammed into the side of a news station in Dallas on Wednesday morning. It was unclear whether anyone was hurt at KDFW. A post on the station's Facebook page stated the driver jumped out and started ranting after the accident. He is currently in custody. The post goes on to say the driver left a bag at the scene and the bomb squad is now heading over to check it out. Most of the staffers were evacuated.
  • Russian tech expert named in Trump report says US intelligence never contacted him

    01/11/2017 3:11:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | January 11, 2017 | By Kevin G. Hall and Tim Johnson
    WASHINGTON A Russian venture capitalist and tech expert whose name and company are mentioned in the now-notorious document alleging connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian hackers says no intelligence officers have ever contacted him about the accusations, which he says are false. A report compiled by a former Western intelligence official as opposition research against Trump was made public Tuesday when BuzzFeed posted its 35 pages. The document included unsubstantiated claims of collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin. It also alleged that global tech firm XBT Holding, with operations in Dallas, was instrumental in the...
  • Shocking Dallas billboard targets black women, tells them abortions are ‘self-care’

    09/01/2018 4:06:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 1, 2018 | Teri Webster
    Pro-life advocates are fuming over a new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should choose abortion because it’s “self-care.” What does it say? “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” The billboard is sponsored by a Dallas-based group called The Afiya Center. The center’s website states it is “Transforming the Lives of Black Women & Girls.” Also according to its website, “Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction...
  • Other U.S. cities are catching up to DFW's manufacturing performance

    08/31/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | August 6, 2018 | Evan Hoopfer
    Dallas-Fort Worth added 5,800 manufacturing jobs in June. This represents a 2.1-percent employment increase from June 2017 to June 2018. While that rate is among the best in the nation, it's down from six months ago when the Dallas Business Journal examined the manufacturing sectors of the country's 15 largest metropolitan areas. Here's how many manufacturing jobs were added during the June 2017 to June 2018 time frame. For a more in-depth look at each metro area, click through the slideshow above. The 5,800 jobs added ranks No. 4 among the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and the...
  • Dallas City Council Proposing Mandates for Accepting Vouchers and Low Income Tenants

    08/23/2018 7:59:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Your input is needed at the public meetings for the City of Dallas regarding Chapter 27 Ordinance. Attend a meeting on one of the dates listed below! ATTEND A MEETING In preparation to update the Dallas City Council on the implementation of amendments to Chapter 27 - Minimum Property Standards, including the Single Family Rental Registration and Inspection Program, city staff will conduct community meetings to gather feedback from stakeholders. Anticipated participants include property owners, property management companies, tenants, industry associations, and anyone else who wishes to express their views. This feedback will be presented to Council as part of...