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  • Houston sees ‘unprecedented violence’ after bail reform amid pandemic, says police chief

    05/21/2020 5:50:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    bizpac review ^ | May 21, 2020 | Frieda Powers
    Texas bail reform measures being implemented in the wake of the coronavirus crisis have led to a spike in crime and some police officials are warning of the consequences. The police chief of Houston decried the “unprecedented violence” assaulting the city and blamed the pandemic for new orders that have effectively made it easier for criminals to go free. “The last few months have been a time frame of just some unprecedented violence,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday at a press conference Wednesday, according to KHOU-TV. “Put up some prayers for these evil series of events that are...
  • Girlfriend accused of breaking former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's ribs, hitting him with a pot at their Houston home

    05/20/2020 2:50:58 PM PDT · by DFG · 62 replies
    WFAA ^ | 05/20/2020 | Chris Costa (KHOU), Michelle Homer, Janelle Bludau
    Former Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is recovering from injuries after two alleged attacks by his "live-in" girlfriend, the Harris County District Attorney's office told KHOU 11 News. Court records show 40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron was arrested and charged with injury to an elderly person. From the DA's Office: Caron is accused of kicking Dewhurst, 74, in the ribs during an argument on May 13. Dewhurst told police she left their home but came back on May 17 and kicked him in the ribs again. He said Caron also hit him with a pot, scratched him and bit him. Dewhurst...
  • (DNC) Finance Chair Chris Hollins... Appointment as Harris County Clerk (2020 Houston vote fraud coming!)

    05/20/2020 10:58:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Texas Democrats ^ | May 20, 2020 | no byline
    Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and commissioners of Harris County appointed Texas Democratic Party Finance Chair Chris Hollins as Harris County Clerk. The county clerk is the county’s chief election officer and is responsible for administering elections in Harris County, the third-largest county in the country. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Dr. Carla Brailey issued the following statement: “The Texas Democratic Party is proud Chris Hollins will take the next step in his commitment to public service and the people of Texas. “Chris will build on the progress started by Dr. Diane Trautman and will...
  • Bond waived for suspect days before killing 80-year-old at Houston Walgreens

    05/18/2020 4:14:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mycah Hatfield
    The man accused of stabbing an 80-year-old woman to death on Saturday was out on bond at the time of the murder. Bond for Randy Lewis, 38, was waived back on April 30 for a charge of assaulting a public servant from two years ago. A charging document stated he struck someone who was transferring him to the county jail. Court records indicate he was found temporarily incompetent after a mental exam in October 2019 and was committed to a mental facility. In March, his stay was extended by a judge for 60 days after a request from the head...
  • (Houston) Mayor Turner Proposes Budget Plan To Close Projected $169 Million Gap

    05/14/2020 5:26:09 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    houstonpublicmedia ^ | MAY 12, 2020, 2:47 PM | JEN RICE
    The plan includes furloughs, deferred police cadet classes, and a low ending general fund balance. Amid the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner presented the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021, preparing to close an estimated $169 million budget gap — an even greater shortfall than in 2018, when the mayor closed a $114 million gap for the first fiscal year after Hurricane Harvey, and worse than the $160 million shortfall in 2016. The 2021 plan includes municipal employee furloughs, five deferred police cadet classes, and an ending general fund balance below the required minimum 7.5%. It also...
  • Man charged with shooting at officers responding to fatal HPD helicopter crash [Illegal Alien]

    05/11/2020 10:12:50 AM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 13 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | 09 May 2020 | ABC 13 Houston
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer after he allegedly shot at two helicopters responding to the deadly Houston Police Department helicopter crash. Josue Daniel Claros-Trajedo, 19, is accused of shooting at the choppers that were providing support after Saturday's fatal crash of HPD's 75-Fox.
  • Black faculty, administrators outraged at hiring of white woman as Michigan State U. provost

    05/06/2020 9:00:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 5/4/2020 | David Huber
    Black faculty, administrators, and staff at Michigan State University are angry at the selection of a white woman as the school’s new provost. It’s a “travesty,” wrote MSU Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association President Eunice Foster about the hiring of Northwestern University’s Teresa Woodruff. According to the Lansing State Journal, Foster also said many in the black community consider it “unbelievable,” “outrageous,” “unconscionable,” “shocking,” and “appalling” in her letter to MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. “To those of us seeking a just, inclusive, and equitable campus,” Foster wrote, “this appointment is a misjudgment of what Michigan State University…needs now,...
  • Blue Angels to fly over Dallas, Houston, New Orleans on Wednesday

    05/06/2020 1:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/05/20 | Christen McCurdy
    May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels, will fly over Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and New Orleans on Wednesday to honor frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The display is part of a multi-city tour dubbed Operation America Strong, which has visited six cities -- including Washington, D.C. and New York City -- in the last week. According to the Navy, during Wednesday's display a formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will start with a 35-minute display over Dallas/Fort Worth beginning at 11 a.m. Central time, then proceed to Houston for a...
  • DEA agent convicted.

    09/16/2019 8:00:49 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 36 replies
    us doj ^ | 8/28/19 | Public Affairs doj
    After a seven-day trial, Chad A. Scott, 51, of Covington, Louisiana, was found guilty of two counts of perjury, three counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of falsifying government records. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana, who presided over the trial, has scheduled sentencing for Dec. 4, 2019.
  • (Houston Texas) Harris County OKs up to $12M for mail ballots amid coronavirus concerns

    04/29/2020 7:43:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2020 | Zach Despart
    Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to spend up to $12 million for an expected uptick in requests for mail-in ballots in the July primary runoff and November general election from voters concerned about contracting the novel coronavirus at polling places. The three Democrats on the five-member court voted to give County Clerk Diane Trautman enough to send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter in the county over the objections of the two Republican members who said the clerk failed to justify the expense. ...Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this month said fear of the coronavirus is not...
  • Houston Restaurant Proves Texans Have Grown Weary With Their Politicians

    04/26/2020 5:17:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Texans are growing weary of their stateÂ’s stay-at-home orders and putting people out of business and jobs. Few are growing more weary of these patently unconstitutional orders than the law enforcement personnel who are tasked by craven county judges, mayors and a weak Governor to enforce those edicts. We discussed the pushback that Harris CountyÂ’s child County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, received Wednesday when she issued an order that all residents of the county of 4 million must wear a mask anytime they go out into public. That order was met by immediate responses from Houston police and Harris County sheriffÂ’s...
  • Texas judge’s 30-day coronavirus mask order blasted as 'ultimate government overreach'

    04/23/2020 6:00:19 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/2019 | Dom Calicchio
    A judge in Harris County, Texas, on Wednesday ordered residents to start wearing face masks in public for 30 days beginning next week — or possibly face a fine. But Judge Lina Hidalgo’s action, which intended to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in the third most populous county in the U.S., drew immediate pushback — including from the state’s lieutenant governor, who called the move “the ultimate government overreach,” and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who wrote that "commonsense guidelines" should never lead to "unjust tyranny." Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick noted in a Twitter message that Hidalgo’s order – affecting...
  • ‘Idiotic, Possibly Unconstitutional Order’ – Houston Police Officers’ Union Blasts Liberal County Judge For Imposing “Draconian” Mask Order

    04/22/2020 7:55:12 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    TheGateWayPundit ^ | 22 April 2020 | Cristina Laila
    The Houston Police Officers’ Union unleashed on liberal Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for imposing a “Draconian” mask order. “Now we want to be very clear, HPOU believes everyone should be wearing a mask in public, in order to protect themselves from the virus and we are encouraging all of our officers to wear a mask. However, we draw the line…” the police union said in a Twitter post. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, a “proud progressive,” on Wednesday will be making it mandatory for anyone over the age of 10 to wear a mask in public in response to...
  • There’s Big Trouble in Houston as the Leftist County Judge Goes off the Rails

    04/22/2020 1:53:27 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 61 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    In the 2018 election, the people of Harris County – the home county for the City of Houston – made the idiotic decision to deny another term to Ed Emmett, one of the finest County Judges who ever served in that capacity anywhere in Texas. Instead, in their not-so-infinite wisdom, Harris County voters elevated a 27 year-old Soros disciple named Lina Hidalgo to the position of leading a county with a population of roughly 4.6 million people. Today, the tab for that massive bit of mindless stupidity came due, as young Ms. Hidalgo decided that it would be a great...
  • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to issue mandatory mask order

    04/22/2020 9:03:36 AM PDT · by impimp · 69 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 22 April 2020 | KTRK
  • Mayor Turner’s Coronavirus Cover-Up (no transparency on Houston Housing Authority's $84M land deal)

    04/22/2020 8:28:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies - Dolcefino Consulting ^ | April 21, 2020 | no byline - Wayne Dolcefino
    Houston State Senator Paul Bettencourt is calling on Mayor Sylvester Turner to halt controversial public housing projects until the coronavirus shutdown is over. The Houston Housing Authority claims it cannot provide public records on the planned 84-million-dollar land deals because it is closed for business, all while they’re moving ahead to close on the real estate deals. “It is anti-transparency,” says Sen. Bettencourt. “Just because you’ve got a COVID pandemic, there’s nothing that should suspend public knowledge of these projects and you shouldn’t use that as a reason not to provide the information. The mayor should not be proceeding.” The...
  • What can we learn from Sam Houston today? Is Dan Patrick a Herd Immunity Hero?

    04/21/2020 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 14 replies
    On the 21st of April 1836, Sam Houston turned around the disaster of The Alamo and won freedom from Mexico for Texas. In 18 minutes. He was a leader who did not like war, who cared about people’s lives, about education, about his state and his nation’s unity and about freedom. He backed these feelings up with actions. Any one of these things is hard to be good at. What can we learn now from his example? Is this a time to be brave and ready for sacrifice? Is Dan Patrick a Herd Immunity Hero? Is pursuing that immunity our...
  • Coronavirus pandemic expected to inflict deep cuts to Houston’s upcoming budget

    04/21/2020 2:11:51 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies
    KPRC - TV2 Houston, TX ^ | April 20, 2020 | Keith Garvin
    HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which begins in June, will be worse than the 2016 budget when the city saw its first deficit in its history. The reason: The severe economic impact from the coronavirus. Turner said the casualties will include five full classes of police cadets -- among others. “Employees will be furloughed,” Turner said in a daily press briefing. “Payments, for example, even to the Houston Zoo, will be deferred.” KPRC 2 spoke to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo about the expected cancellation of next fiscal year’s cadet classes and...
  • Bail Reform: The Failed Social Experiment

    04/16/2020 9:21:09 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 5 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 23, 2020 | J. Gamaldi
    In the State of the County Address to hundreds of the most influential people in our community, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo uttered the following words, “bail reform does more than just protect the constitutional rights of defendants, it also lowers crime.” Now I am not going to sit here and call the County Judge a liar, but at best, she is grossly uneducated on the consequences of bail reform. At worst, she misled that room full of people and Harris County. Understand that bail reformers, and to a large extent criminal justice reformers, will not admit that they are...
  • Houston Mayor Pleads With Criminals To Take A Break Until The Pandemic is Over

    04/05/2020 11:35:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | Colion Noir