Houston Police Scandal 2019

On January 28, 2019 a group of veteran officers on the Houston Police Department’s Squad 15 narcotics task force gathered at a small, tan, white-trimmed home of suspected heroin dealers to conduct a raid. It turned violent within minutes, and by the time the raid had ended, four of the officers had been shot and

McALLEN, Texas – A career lawman who at one time served as police chief for La Joya was convicted on drug trafficking charges for his role in helping smugglers connected to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel operate in Texas. Homeland Security Investigations arrested the corrupt lawman in 2017. After almost four hours of deliberation, a federal jury

Billie, Henry and Lyndon

1985 AUSTIN, Texas — A government official who died 24 years ago was a victim of murder, not suicide, a state judge has ruled in a case sparked by allegations former President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the killing. Tuesday’s ruling by District Judge Peter Lowry changed the official cause of death on the death certificate of

The Exonerated Strike Back

Part of the horror of what happened to Suzanne Wooten is the realization that if the justice system failed so miserably for her, it could happen to anyone. by Lady Justice On March 4, 2008, Suzanne Wooten, defeated Judge Charles Sandoval in the Republican primary election for the 380th District Court Judge in Collin County,

by Andrea Zelinski  State Sen. Angela Paxton has filed a bill that would expand the authority of her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and perhaps soften the securities law he has been charged with violating. But Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, says that influencing her husband’s trial was not a factor in proposing the legislation. “That

Tea Time with Crash (Wolfe City)

by Crash, with Scooter and Trash You may have heard that the image-conscious Los Angeles Unified School District chose to return the grenade launchers it received from the Defense Department’s surplus equipment program. You probably have not heard about some of the more obscure beneficiaries of the Pentagon giveaway:   Police in Johnston, R.I., with

Underneath the Bunker

Trident Lake, a 700-acre development in Fannin County with bunker condominiums for the rich and famous to survive doomsday, and its developer, John Eckerd, have become embroiled in money laundering and conspiracy charges in federal court after he agreed to launder money for Colombian drug cartels.   Fannin doomsday bunker developer John Eckerd – owner

by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby The son of one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel testified that former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s chief bodyguard worked for them. The bodyguard was one of several top military figures that received large cash bribes in exchange for favors and information.   The bombshell revelation comes during

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AUSTIN RAPE CASES SWEPT UNDER THE RUG

by Grits for Breakfast More than a clerical error: DPS audit proves Austin PD forced out sex-crimes chief for refusing to fake clearance rates Auditors from the Texas Department of Public Safety  confirmed allegations that the Austin Police Department pressured the head of its sex-crimes unitto improperly classify rapes as “exceptionally cleared” when that was not

A former guard at the Bexar County Jail pleaded guilty Wednesday for smuggling an ounce of “methamphetamine” into the lockup. The second of two fired Bexar County detention officers charged last year with smuggling methamphetamine into the Bexar County Adult Detention Center has accepted a plea deal. Gabriel Robert Ortiz and Ruben Hernandez were arrested in July after a federal