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  • HCSO: Robbers fatally shoot 4-year-old over mom's purse (Houston, Texas)

    11/16/2016 1:52:18 PM PST · by seacapn · 23 replies
    ABC 13 News Houston (KTRK) ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2016 09:58AM | KTRK staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A little girl is dead and her mother and young sister were critically injured after they were shot during an attempted robbery in north Harris County, according to deputies. This all started around 8:40pm as a 27-year-old woman was carrying groceries to her apartment alongside her 10-year-old and 4-year-old daughters. Investigators said at least two men in a dark-colored sedan pulled up next to them and got out. The men reportedly asked for the woman's purse, but she refused. That's when deputies believe one of the men shot the mother and her two children at close range.
  • Are Texans paying twice for toll roads?

    11/10/2016 8:07:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | November 7-9, 2016 | Joel Eisenbaum
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - The Harris County Toll Road Authority collected about $760 million in tolls the last fiscal year, yet it is improbable that any Harris County toll road will ever be “paid off,” Channel 2 Investigates has learned.   “Not with system financing, which allows us to borrow money at a favorable rate to build new projects,” said Patti Evans, the authority’s assistant director of communications.In other words, tolls collected today are not only used to pay down system-wide debt, but to construct more toll roads in the future.    “I think it is important to say —...
  • Study: Harris County, Texas, death penalty cases biased (says Harvard Law School)

    08/27/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 2:24 PM EDT
    A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plagues Harris Countys handling of death penalty cases. Juries in Harris County, where Houston is, have imposed the death penalty more than any other county in the U.S. since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty, though the report by the schools Fair Punishment Project notes that the number of death sentences has fallen from 53 in 1998 through 2003 to 10 since 2010. Harris County was named one of 16 outlier counties in the U.S. where five or more death sentences were...
  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorneys office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an end around the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorneys office that no...
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood. The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleidens undercover...
  • Harris grand jury indicts pair behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 1:56:06 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 52 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/25/2016 | Brian Rogers
    Harris County grand jury probe into Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast ended Monday with the indictments of two anti-abortion activists. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted for tampering with a governmental record. An additional indictment for prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs was issued for Daleiden, according to a release from the Harris County District Attorneys Office.
  • 'Gun violence'? No! Goon violence: 'Bad people do bad things'

    10/09/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ilana Mercer
    For a short while, the thing called gun violence was uppermost in the minds of the blabbering class. Two lovely young people, Alison Parker (news reporter) and Adam Ward (photojournalist), of Roanoke, Virginia, were gunned-down on live TV, in a scene reminiscent of the film 15 Minutes, in which an anchors drive for ratings and a murderers quest for his 15 Minutes of Fame result in gun, fist and other gratuitous, on-air violence. A week on, CNNs Poppy Harlow was using the language of George Orwells Oceania to describe the entity, gun violence, that took the life of poor...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED OPEN SEASON ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday nights broadcast of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an open season on police officers. I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with whats going on and Im not going to stick my head in the sand about it, Clarke said. I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • Man faces capital murder charge in killing of Houston deputy(Civil Rights leader attacks Sheriff)

    08/29/2015 7:05:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/29/15 | Kevin Murphy and Alex Dobuzinskis
    Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man who will be charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, a killing the sheriff tied to anger against police. Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. He noted that Miles is black and has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white,...
  • DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

    08/31/2015 11:46:13 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | 8-31-15
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Shannon Miles, the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared in court Monday to face a charge of capital murder, and the district attorney revealed new details in the case. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson outlined the probable cause against Miles in front of Judge Denise Collins in 208th District Court. Anderson said a witness saw a man sitting in a red Ford Ranger pickup truck last Friday night at a gas station on West Road in northwest Harris County. The witness said Goforth had just pumped gas into his...
  • Shannon Miles Arrested And Charged In Execution Of Texas Sheriffs Deputy

    08/29/2015 3:51:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Police in Harris County, Tex. have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the point-blank execution killing of sheriffs deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was on duty and pumping gas at Chevron in a suburb northwest of Houston at about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Miles allegedly approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head. Miles then shot Goforth several more times before fleeing in a red Ford Ranger, police believe. Harris County sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that a motive for the killing is still unknown. But he said...
  • Motive unclear in deadly ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 23 replies
    http://abc13.com/news/motive-unclear-in-deadly-ambush-of-dep-darren-goforth/962502/ | 8-30-2015
    HOUSTON -- Across southeast Texas especially in Harris County, many woke up today asking the big question. What led up to the deadly shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth? The violent crime left Goforth's loved ones, law enforcement, and ordinary citizens in tears. Authorities called it a "cold blooded assassination" which seemed to be carried out at random because Deputy Goforth was a sworn officer of the law. Yesterday, the District Attorney's office accepted capital murder charges against 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles. Sheriff Ron Hickman said they recovered the murder weapon inside his home. He said his investigators could not extract...
  • DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

    08/31/2015 11:46:12 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 14 replies
    KPRC Houston ^ | 8-31-15
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Shannon Miles, the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared in court Monday to face a charge of capital murder, and the district attorney revealed new details in the case. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson outlined the probable cause against Miles in front of Judge Denise Collins in 208th District Court. Anderson said a witness saw a man sitting in a red Ford Ranger pickup truck last Friday night at a gas station on West Road in northwest Harris County. The witness said Goforth had just pumped gas into his...
  • Sheriff blames "anti-police rhetoric" for killing of white police officer

    08/31/2015 6:45:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2015 | Nick Allen
    A Sheriff in Texas has blamed "dangerous rhetoric" against police by anti-racism activists for the execution-style killing of one of his officers. Darren Goforth, 47, a white sheriff's deputy, was shot in the back of the head as he filled up his patrol car at a petrol station in a middle class suburb of Houston on Friday night.
  • Scarborough: 'I Blame Cable News' for Cops Being Less Safe

    08/31/2015 6:05:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You wish he had named names . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated "I do blame it on cable news" for "people wearing uniforms being a lot less safe today than they were before Ferguson." So just which cable networks did Joe have in mind? Until last week [when he was relegated to the Sunday morning desert], Scarborough's own MSNBC was the Al Sharpton network. So surely Scarborough was pointing the finger at least partially at MSNBC. But as he continued, Scarborough also identified other unnamed cable networks that he accused of "glorifying" Vester Flanagan and...
  • SHERIFF ADDRESSES #BLACKLIVESMATTER "RHETORIC" IN PRESS CONFERENCE ON EXECUTED DEPUTY

    08/30/2015 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas The escalation of anti-white and anti-cop rhetoric has been building since militant black activists began marching in support of #BlackLivesMatter after the suicide of Sandra Bland. At protests at the jail where Bland killed herself, a radical activist called for all white people to be killed, and heavily armed members of the New Black Panther Party chanted the revolution has started off the pigs.
  • TEXAS DEPUTY Executed 2 Weeks After New Black Panthers Promised to Off the Pigs at Local Rally

    08/29/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this month armed New Black Panther radicals marched on the Waller County Jail chanting, The revolution is on Off the pigs! A large contingent of Harris County (Houston) sheriffs office deputies met the protesters at the jail.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last night Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead execution style around 8:30 at night. Goforth was pumping gas into his vehicle at the time. The shooter shot him in the head and then fired several rounds into his body. Breitbart.Texas reported: A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 2:24:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/2015
    A Harris County Sheriffs Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for lynching whites and killing cops, as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 5:04:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    A Harris County Sheriffs Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for lynching whites and killing cops, as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy Darren Goforth

    08/30/2015 7:32:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 29 2015 | Jacob Rascon and Phil Helsel
    Hundreds of people showed up at a Texas gas station Saturday to pay tribute to a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind after filling up his patrol car the night before. Many who attended the vigil for Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren H. Goforth said they were there to support the police, and some said they were frustrated with the "black lives matter" movement and what they said was an increased hostility against all police. Those who knew Goforth described him as "just a really nice guy." "It's not fair," said Mikayla Delossantos, whose father was friends with...
  • MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER DEADLY AMBUSH ON HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

    08/29/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/29/15 | ABC13
    A person of interest is in custody after the deadly ambush of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, fatally gunned down without warning Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a northwest Harris County gas station. We've learned the person of interest is inside the Harris County Sheriff's Office in east Houston and continues to be questioned in the the case. No one has been charged and the search continues for the suspect. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, has just left an accident scene when he stopped by a gas station on Telge and West Road. As he was pumping...
  • Deputy fatally shot from behind at Houston gas station

    08/29/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 44 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Saturday morning, according to authorities. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots.
  • Man Suspected of Killing Texas County Sheriffs Deputy Reportedly Arrested

    08/29/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/15
    The man suspected of a killing a Texas county sheriffs deputy has reportedly been arrested at the end of a successful SWAT scene. Fox affiliate KRIV reports Harris County Sheriffs Office deputies captured the suspect in the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth early Saturday. The man was taken into custody at Pine Falls and Sunny Ridge in northwest Harris County, according to the station. The suspects mother assisted law enforcement officers in the capture of her son, KRIV reports. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station when a man approached him from...
  • 'He was with me': Mom provides an 'alibi' for gunman who 'assassinated Texas deputy'

    08/31/2015 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/31/15 | By Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Kieran Corcoran For Daily Mail.com
    But Miles' mother has claimed her 30-year-old son cannot have carried out the killing because they were out on a shopping trip together when the shooting unfolded. She is quoted by KPRC as saying: 'We got back, we couldn't get on our street. So after we couldn't get on our street, when we came back, the back way to our house and then that's when we (were) faced with SWAT and dogs and cops and guns and they handcuffed him.'
  • CRUZ: Im proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and ...

    08/31/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/31/15
    CRUZ: I’m proud to stand with law enforcement, to stand with the police and fire fighters and first responders HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today at an event in New Hampshire addressed the ongoing assault against law enforcement across the country. In light of recent attacks against police officers, specifically Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth in his hometown of Houston, Sen. Cruz is calling for leadership to stand up against the assault on law enforcement across our country:“We stand with our police officers, we stand with our fire fighters, with our EMS, with our first responders. These...
  • COP EXECUTION IN TEXAS

    08/31/2015 3:08:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Cops in Houston, Texas are blaming the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement for the unprovoked killing Friday of a uniformed white sheriff's deputy allegedly committed by a black man who snuck up on the officer without saying a word and fired a gun repeatedly into his body until he was dead.
  • Over One Thousand Gather Where Deputy was Executed

    08/30/2015 2:58:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families.Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter...
  • Alleged Texas Cop Killer Charged: Linked to University Attended by Sandra Bland

    08/29/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas Authorities in Harris County have identified the alleged killer of a Harris County Sheriffs Deputy as Shannon Juruary Miles, 31. Breitbart Texas has learned that Miles has an extensive history with law enforcement in Harris County. Miles is the registered owner of the 2002 red Ford Ranger that law enforcement appeared to search on Friday night outside the home where Miles lives. The Ford was being sought after police obtained security video from the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was killed. They also had a description of the vehicle from witnesses. Miles is being charged with...
  • Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in killing of Houston deputy

    08/29/2015 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/29/2015 | Kevin Murphy
    Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men. "Our system of justice absolutely requires a law enforcement presence to protect our communities, so at any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s). This rhetoric has gotten out of control," Hickman said. "We've heard...
  • Presidential Hopeful Gov. Scott Walker to Address Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Texas

    03/20/2015 8:18:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-15 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will cap off a star-studded evening with a keynote address at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 28. The event is expected to be the largest in the history of the Harris County GOP and will be attended by many statewide elected officials, Harris County officials, and grassroots activists. For the third year in a row, the keynote address will be delivered by a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful. Governor Walker will deliver this years keynote address to what is expected to be a crowd of at least eight hundred people,...
  • Son shoots, kills alleged intruder in Hockley-area home

    10/04/2014 12:56:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 10/4
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family's northwest Harris County home early Friday, deputies said. One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area. Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman's adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun. " and when he...
  • Muslim Killer on Disability and Food Stamps had Diamonds and 200 Credit Cards

    06/21/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim Killer on Disability and Food Stamps had Diamonds and 200 Credit Cards Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 20, 2014 @ 11:16 am In The Point This sort of thing is surprisingly common. The only reason it has come to light is because the Muslim settler committed two murders, one of which he actually got away with. The Point has discussed the murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh before. Gelareh Bagherzadeh was an Iranian Christian who came to this country only to be murdered by a Muslim because she encouraged his daughter to marry the man she loved. He was too...
  • Soldiers Target Practice With Air Rifle at His Home Results in School Lockdowns, Arrest at Gunpoint

    02/22/2014 6:44:46 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Guns Save Lives.net ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] Soldiers Target Practice With Air Rifle at His Home Results in School Lockdowns, Arrest at Gunpoint February 21 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post A current active duty soldier and Iraq War veterans target practice with an air rifle landed him in hot water this week. The soldier was shooting at a target he setup on the side of his home with an air rifle. One of the projectiles (likely a BB or pellet) struck the glass at an under construction home nearby. Its unclear if a ricochet was to blame or if it was a bad miss....
  • 2014 Texas Primary: 1st Day Early Voting Totals for Harris County [breakdown by party]

    02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    February 19, 2014
    Note that there are 3 charts listing totals for 1st day [February 18, 2014] early voting in Harris County Texas for the March 4, 2014 Texas primary. The 1st chart combines Republican party and Democratic party numbers for the day. The 2nd chart is the Democratic party totals. The 3rd chart is the Republican party totals. Each chart lists totals for individual voting locations. Totals for early voters (person) and early voters (mail-ins) are tallied. Potential number of mail-ins (from total ballots requested and mailed to voters) is also shown. Harris County Texas [a large swath of the Houston metro...
  • Contractor who stole property gets 30 years ["smear campaign" imprisons another African American]

    09/15/2012 4:54:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2012 | Lise Olsen
    Despite an unusual plea for leniency from Houston's city controller, five-time felon and swindler Dwayne Jordon was handed a 30-year sentence Friday after admitting to stealing 23 properties from rightful owners by forging deeds and building new homes on pilfered land. He then resold the properties to unsuspecting victims. Harris County District Judge David Mendoza said he weighed competing factors to find a "sentence that fit the crime." He said he considered Jordon's construction work on stolen and legitimate lots in a blighted neighborhood, evidence of his continuing scams while free on bond and Jordon's role as a father and...
  • Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting

    07/30/2012 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2012 | Dane Schiller
    The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 - a big red semi supposedly getting repairs in Houston. "Your driver was shot in your truck," said the caller, a business colleague. "Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?" "What did you say?" Patty recalled asking. "Could you please repeat that?" The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop. Commandeered by one of...
  • Prehistoric human remains found along Hwy 99 (Harris County in Texas)

    07/26/2012 4:53:28 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    ABC News KTRK Channel 13 Houston ^ | July 26, 2012 | Deborah Wrigley
    Work crews clearing the land for the Grand Parkway expansion have made a surprising discovery -- human remains which are being described as 'prehistoric.' The remains were found in the stretch of land known as Grand Parkway segment E. The Grand Parkway segment between I-10 and Highway 290 has been under construction for nearly a year. Last month, in advance of bulldozers moving in, a state archeologist working on the project found something not unexpected for those who seek out the past -- a handful of bones dating back to prehistory. "I know it's a rare find, but knowing this...
  • 'No refusal' initiative to become more common in Harris County

    12/30/2010 12:49:32 PM PST · by RikaStrom · 113 replies · 44+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | ANITA HASSAN
    Harris County law enforcement agencies will again crack down on drunken drivers during Christmas and New Year's, but the expanded operations no will longer be limited to holiday weekends. The "no refusal" initiative a countywide program that expedites search warrants for blood samples from drunken driving suspects who refuse breath tests now will be in effect every weekend for the next three years due in large part to a grant recently issued by the Texas Department of Transportation to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The initiative, which also includes funds from the District Attorney's Office, will total...
  • Local Tea Party group may have uncovered massive vote fraud in Texas

    09/27/2010 5:18:30 AM PDT · by safetysign · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/26/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    The Examiners Mark Tapscott wrote about this story over a week ago, but now Fox News is reporting on Tea Party activists in Texas uncovering vote fraud: When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasnt enough. They wanted to do more. So when the 2008 election came around, about 50 of her friends volunteered to work at Houstons polling places. What we saw shocked us, she said. There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help. It was fraud, and we...
  • Citizen groups unmasking Dem voter fraud

    09/26/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    We do the job because the government and media lackeys will not. Massive alleged voter fraud is uncovered by a group of concerned citizens down in Texas. The culprit? The Democrats and Barack Obama's favorite "union" - the thugs at the Service Employees International Union. A group of people took it upon themselves to work at polling places in 2008 and observed - and were shocked - by what they perceived to be voter fraud. Their next step was to create a citizen-based grassroots group to collect publicly available voting data and analyze what they found (with the help of...
  • Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston

    09/25/2010 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2010 | Ed Barnes
    The first thing we started to do was look at houses with more than six voters in them" Engelbrecht said, because those houses were the most likely to have fraudulent registrations attached to them. "Most voting districts had 1,800 if they were Republican and 2,400 of these houses if they were Democratic . . .
  • Massive, nationwide vote fraud is the among the most rotten fruit of ACORN-type activism (Video)

    09/18/2010 10:48:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Every two years for the past decade and more, reports of voter fraud have been on the increase during election campaigns around the country. That is not coincidental.Since passage in 1993 of the National Voter Registration Act - aka "Motor Voter" - by the Democratic Congress that led to the 1994 GOP takeover, ACORN and a bunch of other radical liberal activists groups, many financed by George Soros, have been steadily growing their ability to increase vote counts for their candidates by stuffing ballot boxes with illegal votes on election day.To get just a taste of how deeply devious...
  • Warehouse Fire Destroyed Houston Ballot Machines, Raising the Possibility of Voter Fraud

    09/09/2010 6:38:50 AM PDT · by Marcus · 20 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Pajama Media's Bryan Preston is reporting that there are fears that a campaign of voter fraud, coupled with the lost of ten thousand voting machines in a warehouse fire, may be threatening the integrity of the 2010 elections in Houston.
  • Its Time to Worry About Houston (Voter fraud)

    09/07/2010 12:24:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 7, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Voter fraud and a suspicious fire threaten the November elections in Texas largest city. I couldve gone with the Houston, we have a problem headline but thats so clich. Nevertheless, the fact is that Houston has a major election problem, one which threatens the integrity of elections in Houston and across the Lone Star State. And when you work in the fact that Texas stands as the nations largest solidly Republican state, well, what happens in Houston will not stay in Houston with next years redistricting, it wont even stay in Texas. The problem centers on a massive...
  • Mysterious Fire Destroys Voting Machines in Texas County with ACORN-like Voter Fraud

    09/04/2010 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Emerging Corruption ^ | 8/27/10 | Anita MonCrief
    Mysterious Fire Destroys Voting Machines in Texas County with ACORN-like Voter FraudAugust 27, 2010 By Anita MonCrief Another blow has been dealt to voters in Harris County, Texas just days after the Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez released a 72 page PowerPoint on voting irregularities from a local group similar to the infamous ACORN. The integrity of the voting rolls in Harris County, Texas, appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes, Vasquez said at a 2 p.m. press conference at his office, where he also released copies of...
  • Democrats again sue tax office over voter registrations

    09/03/2010 5:16:47 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | CHRIS MORAN
    For the second time in as many years, the Texas Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the Harris County tax assessor-collector, accusing the Republican-led voter registration office with illegally rejecting voter applications and with sharing information with political allies that it did not share with Democrats last year. Leo Vasquez, who in his capacity as tax assessor-collector is the county's voter registrar, said the lawsuit has no merit. "They're just trying to throw stuff up against the wall and see if it sticks," Vasquez said. The Democratic Party made similar accusations about what it said were improperly rejected voter...
  • WATCH LIVE: 3-alarm fire in NE Houston

    08/27/2010 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://www.khou.com ^ | 8-27-2010 | Unknown
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  • Green Party may challenge for county clerk (Harris County - Texas 2010)

    06/08/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies · 18+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 07, 2010 | Chris Moran
    The Green Party may field a county clerk candidate against Democrat Ann Harris Bennett and Republican Stan Stanart. Don Cook ran for Houston City Council at-large position 1 in November, finishing fifth. His platform included opposition to police officers doing checks on immigration status, support for single-payer health insurance and a call to use the seat as a bully pulpit to speak out on global warming, foreign wars and poverty. Cook is one of 18 candidates statewide who may benefit from a signature-gathering drive to qualify Green Party candidates for ballots statewide that apparently was neither solicited nor funded by...
  • ED HUBBARD OFFICIALLY FILES FOR CHAIR OF THE HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

    12/03/2009 1:01:33 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 390+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/03/2009 | Staff
    He now will be challenging the 8-year incumbent party chair, who is seeking a fifth term in the wake of the defeat suffered by the local GOP in the 2008 elections, and amid lingering questions about the recent management of the county party.
  • Texas man found asleep with corpse inside closet

    10/12/2009 6:58:24 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | N/A
    A Houston man found asleep with a corpse inside a closet of a vacant home has been charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, authorities said Monday. Cody Jean Plant, 21, was discovered Sunday after the owner of the house reported hearing voices and seeing signs of forced entry at the home in Cypress, about 25 miles northwest of Houston, according to a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable official. Authorities did not immediately release the dead man's identity. "There were two guys in the closet. They appeared to be sleeping, one was snoring and the other was deceased," said Assistant Chief Deputy...