Category Archives: Media Watch

Texas’ “No Refusal” DWI Campaign In National Spotlight As People Start to Realize It’s Violating Constitutional Civil Rights

Texas criminal defense attorneys hopefully will find a benefit from the growing national media attention to the state’s No Refusal campaigns that attempt to target drunk driving dangers but in doing so, endanger basic civil rights – something that every American should know. When rights are taken from you, there’s usually no advance invitation sent…

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Suspicious Ray Gricar Actions as D.A. Investigating Penn State Child Abuse Makes Me Think Gricar Is Alive and Well, and the FBI Does Too

Ray Gricar is a name that most people recognize now, as the Penn State scandal just keeps getting bigger.  It’s Ray Gricar’s story that I want to discuss, but first things first. Right now, this Pennsylvania DA is talked about like he’s dead, maybe a good guy who got assassinated; assistant football coach Mike McQueary…

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Texas DA Reported to Trade Cash for Freedom or Light Sentences. Lotsa Cash.

Texas District Attorney Lynda Kaye Russell, the head prosecutor for Shelby County, Texas, apparently is in big, big trouble if a news report from the Associated Press, which is being picked up all over the country, is accurate. Where’s Shelby County?  It’s near the Texas – Louisiana border (you may recognize the area as Center,…

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Texas Driver Responsibility Surcharge Nightmare: DPS Isn’t Following the New Law

Effective September 1, 2011, a new law went into effect here in Texas designed to help lots of folk convicted of a moving traffic violation, by changing the old law that required everyone who got a traffic ticket (including DWI) to pay a Driver Responsibility surcharge. For details, check out our post back in August…

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Texas Border Danger: New Website Invites Your Video, EMails Documenting Lack of Law Enforcement in South Texas

The Department of Agriculture has put up a website, ProtectYourTexasBorder, where anyone is invited to upload photographs, videos, or email their own personal stories about how dangerous it really is down there near the border between Texas and Mexico. And by near the border, we mean anytime you get around 90 miles (or an hour…

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Houston Chronicle’s Rick Casey Argues Harris County District Judge Dan Hinde Committed Felony This Fall

Rick Casey is a columnist for the Houston Chronicle, and in his column dated December 7, 2010, he boldly argues that Harris County District Court Judge Dan Hinde, who presides over the 269th Judicial District Court, has violated Section 39.06 of the Texas Penal Code and thus committed a felony — but Judge Hinde sees…

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Hank Skinner Execution Still Set 4 Today – France Is Asking for Delay. That’s Right. France.

There’s been lots of news coverage over the impending execution by the State of Texas of 47-year-old Hank Skinner, who has been sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend and her two adult sons back on New Year’s Eve 1993.  Hank Skinner says he’s innocent.  He’s asking for DNA testing to be done. …

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Dallas Morning News Starts Its Own List of Texas Officials Facing Removal From Office

Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News had an interesting item: an article entitled “Case Studies of Officials Who Have Faced Removal,” which lists four men who have been investigated for doing bad things while acting in their official capacity: EDUARDO “WALO” BAZAN, Hidalgo County constable, convicted of felony theft (probated) for taking a seized, stolen truck…

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Can We Trust Texas Crime Labs? NO.

Many, many, many criminal defense attorneys in the State of Texas cast a wary eye at any test results coming out of crime labs in this state, because all too often, state forensic evidence has shown itself to be faulty.  Unlike the CSI shows on TV, all sorts of crazy stuff appears to happen in…

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Judge Watch: Trial of CCA Chief Justice Sharon Keller Starts Today and Protesters are Ready

This morning, the trial of Chief Justice Sharon Keller started down in San Antonio.  It’s reported she got there early – about 45 minutes before the 9:30 proceedings were scheduled to begin. Meanwhile, the Texas Moratorium Network posted a notice on its website that it’s planning on having around 1900 protesters in front of the…

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