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  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 200 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • Channel 2 Investigates: Major questions raised about raid-turned-shootout after warrant reviewed

    02/15/2019 9:08:12 AM PST · by Jaded · 40 replies
    NBC Houston/ KPRC ^ | 2/15/19 | Mario Diaz
    HOUSTON - The story from Houston Police Department narcotics officers surrounding a drug raid-turned-shootout that left five officers injured and two people dead doesn’t add up, according to a warrant reviewed by Channel 2 Investigates on Friday. The warrant was requested by an HPD sergeant with the Special Investigations Unit, regarding the controversial raid at 7815 Harding St. on Jan. 28. In the legal documents obtained by Channel 2 Investigates, a sergeant stated that he along with his partner were unable to track down any confidential informants involved in a drug buy at the home of 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and...
  • No-Knock Houston Raid Inventory Raises Questions after 2 Killed, 4 Wounded

    02/14/2019 6:45:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 85 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Houston Police Department has released the inventory of items seized during the execution of the no-knock raid where 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and his wife, 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas were shot and killed. The raid occurred on January 28, 2019.The married couple of 20 years died in a gun battle with police where four officers were wounded, and one was injured while taking cover. The couple had no criminal records. They had occupied the house for 20 years. Rhogena was as a supporter of President Trump. Dennis was a Navy veteran.The gun battle started when the police broke down their...
  • Houston Police Only Seized Small Amount Of Marijuana In Deadly Raid, No Heroin

    02/11/2019 4:09:49 AM PST · by abb · 96 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | February 8, 2019 | HPM Digital Team
    The Houston Police officers who conducted a deadly raid in an East Houston home on January 28, expecting to find heroin, only seized 18 grams of marijuana and 1.5 grams of an unknown white powder. The Houston Chronicle obtained the results of the search warrant Friday, which also showed officers found two shotguns and two rifles inside the house. The house had been under investigation for about two weeks after HPD received information about a suspect that was allegedly selling narcotics. A confidential informant was sent to purchase heroin from the suspect on January 27. The informant told officers the...
  • 100s of Southern Baptist leaders accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation

    02/10/2019 7:14:29 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februar 10, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Hundreds of leaders and volunteers within Southern Baptist churches across the nation have been accused of sexual misconduct against young churchgoers for decades - many of them quietly returning to church roles even after being convicted for sex crimes. A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were...
  • Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say

    02/09/2019 3:34:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Health officials on Saturday confirmed seven mumps cases at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Houston. The Houston Health Department said in a press release that the cases involved seven adults who were detained during their infectious period -- meaning there was no evidence that anyone outside the facility was infected. “Since these individuals were isolated inside the facility during the period they were infectious, we do not anticipate these cases posing a threat to the community,” said Dr. David Persse, Houston’s local health authority and EMS medical director. Health officials are working with the ICE facility...
  • Houston police officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty

    02/08/2019 6:00:19 AM PST · by Max_850 · 50 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 7 Feb 2019 | By Keri Blakinger, St. John Barned-Smith, Samantha Ketterer, and Jay R. Jordan
    A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty in light of "ongoing questions" stemming from a botched drug raid that left a couple dead and five officers wounded, police said Thursday. It's not clear what role the officer played in the Jan. 28 bust at 7815 Harding, but law enforcement sources said his suspension comes amid a probe into questions over whether the sworn affidavit used to justify the no-knock warrant may have contained false information.
  • Veteran HPD officer connected to deadly drug raid relieved of duty

    02/07/2019 2:22:52 PM PST · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | 2-7-19 | Jeremy Rogalski
    HOUSTON — A veteran Houston police narcotics detective has been temporarily relieved of duty due to ongoing questions about his role in last week’s drug search warrant that ended in a deadly shootout between two suspects and police. A department spokesperson confirmed that the senior police officer, who joined the department in 1996, must temporarily surrender his badge pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation. “The department has made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues,” the Houston Police Officers Union said in a written statement.
  • Man accused of repeatedly stealing couple's car and returning it

    02/07/2019 1:01:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    ABC13 News ^ | February 6, 2019 | Stefania Okolie
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is accused of stealing an elderly couple's car in the middle of the night - while they were asleep - and returning it before they woke up. Police said the man used the couple's van as a getaway car in other vehicle break-ins. Beverly Havard, who lived in the the Pinehurst neighborhood for 40 years, said she misplaced her spare key and started noticing changes with her vehicle. "The seat was pulled back and the mirrors were adjusted," Beverly said. She said she started tracking her vehicle's mileage, which was also changing. "I said,...
  • HPD officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty (raid where 5 cops shot)

    02/07/2019 11:35:57 AM PST · by abb · 51 replies
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/HPD-officer-connected-to-deadly-raid-shooto ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith, Jay R. Jordan, and Keri Blakinger
    A veteran Houston police narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to "ongoing questions" that have emerged over his role in a raid last week that ended in a deadly mid-afternoon shootout, police said Thursday. "We have confirmed that at least one narcotics officer has been relieved of duty due to ongoing questions that cannot be answered until the case agent is interviewed," HPOU President Joe Gamaldi said in a written statement. "The department made the decision to relieve the officer of duty while a thorough investigation continues. Nearly all officers relieved of duty return to work quickly after...
  • Houston Gunfight, Deadly as OK Corral; Home Owner Uses AK47 in Self Defense ~ VIDEO

    02/07/2019 4:05:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 19th, 2019, at about one a.m. in the morning, a gunfight occurred on Sherman Street in Houston, Texas. It was in the Magnolia Park neighborhood. Magnolia Park has been a traditionally ethnic Mexican part of Houston for over 100 years.  It is considered a bit rough. There were five home invaders. There was one home defender. From abc13.com: Authorities are investigating after dozens of shots were fired in east Houston. According to a detective, the incident began as a home invasion at the 7000 block of Sherman.Authorities say the homeowner defended himself when the suspects entered the home....
  • Drug Dealer Ambush or Defense Against Home Invasion?

    02/02/2019 7:22:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 344 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The recent killing of a couple in Houston, Texas, and the wounding of four police officers, has been claimed to be an ambush of police by drug dealers. Later accounts by officers at the scene show that police broke into the house, and fired first, killing the couple's dog.The husband then fired back, wounding the officer who killed their dog. Officers then shot the unarmed 58-year-old wife. They claim she was attempting to get the shotgun from the wounded officer. From cnn.com: When Monday afternoon's raid was over, two suspects were dead and five officers were injured, four of...
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Houston officer hurt in shooting wrote in note: 'I had to go in, I knew my guys were down'

    01/29/2019 4:01:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Among the five Houston police officers injured during a shooting on Monday was a 54-year-old supervisor, described as being “tough as nails.” The unidentified senior officer, a 32-year veteran of the force who “breached the door” while serving a search warrant at a home of suspected drug dealers, “made entry” because he knew “his partners were down,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday. The officer was shot after jumping into the action and it marked “the third time in his career he’s been shot,” Acevedo said. He was previously shot in 1992 and 1997, he added. Acevedo explained that...
  • 4 Houston police officers shot, 1 injured and 2 suspects killed during narcotics search warrant

    01/29/2019 10:07:53 AM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    abc13 ^ | Jan. 28, 2019 | staff
    Houston police have identified the two suspects accused of firing at officers as they served a narcotics warrant at a home in southeast Houston on Monday. Rhogena Nicholas, 58, and Dennis Tuttle, 59, were killed during the shootout with police at the house at 7800 Harding. Four officers were shot and another suffered a knee injury. HPD Police Chief Art Acevedo released more information at a press conference Tuesday morning about how the shooting unfolded. All of the officers involved are undercover narcotics officers. Their names will not be released. Acevedo said the first officer that went through the door...
  • 'Dirtbags' on notice after police officers shot in Houston

    01/29/2019 8:01:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    ABC News (Houston KTRK) ^ | 01/29/2019 | staff
    The president of the Houston Police Officers' Union isn't mincing words after four officers were shot and one was injured while serving a narcotics warrant on the city's southeast side. During a press conference early Monday evening outside Memorial Hermann Hospital, Joe Gamaldi put anyone caught stirring anti-law enforcement rhetoric in the community on notice. "We are sick and tired of having targets on our back," Gamaldi said. "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families."
  • Houston Police Department responding to report of several officers shot

    01/28/2019 4:02:13 PM PST · by topher · 39 replies
    The incident occurred at about 5 p.m., according to police, in the Pecan Park neighborhood, near Harding St. and Fennell. Details about the incident have not been announced, two law enforcement sources said five officers had been shot. Their conditions are not known at this time. According another law enforcement source, one of the wounded officers was shot in the face.
  • Five officers shot in Houston

    01/28/2019 3:38:48 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 77 replies
    Fox news just said 5 police shot by suspect..Houston texas..Police taken to hospital
  • Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. (trunc)

    01/20/2019 12:42:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/17/19 | Robert Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Muslim from Texas who joined the Islamic State: “I saw some crucifixions. You know, that’s just normal life there.” Of course it was normal life in the Islamic State, because the Islamic State adhered scrupulously to Sharia within its domains. And crucifixion is a Sharia punishment, based on the Qur’an: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That...
  • Former staffer sues Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for wrongful firing after rape claim

    01/16/2019 5:11:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    A former congressional staffer filed a lawsuit last week saying she was raped by an employee at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and when she said she was taking legal action against the foundation she was fired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The employee, who is suing as a Jane Doe plaintiff, is seeking at least $75,000 in damages for derailing her career and for emotional duress. She says she was raped in 2015 by the coordinator of her intern program at the foundation, and says there was DNA and text messages and phone calls that proved the encounter happened....