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Another Texas Jail Scandal: Six Harris County Jail Employees Fired in Sex With Inmates Misconduct Charges

The disrepute of Texas Jails just got bigger since it’s becoming national news that over in Houston, six employees at the Harris County Jail have been fired from their jobs because of allegations of sexual misconduct and failure to take actions to stop the misconduct on the part of those that should have done so….


More Cops Arrested for Breaking the Law: Two in Dallas, More in El Paso

In Dallas, two police officers have been arrested within the past week for doing bad things.  Neither one was on duty at the time.  Dallas Police Officer Ralph McAfee was arrested on Sunday evening at his home after he and his girlfriend had a fight that apparently escalated into something that resulted in Officer McAfee…


Judge Watch: 2460 Year Prison Sentence Upheld by Texas Appeals Court, More Great Publicity for Texas Criminal Justice System

Once again, Texas courts are making international headlines and not in a good way.  This week, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit over in Fort Worth issued its decision in the case of James Kevin Pope.  Seems Mr. Pope was tried and convicted of sexual assault of a child — an unfortunate crime,…


Cop Watch: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Has Been Sued

There’s a new Sheriff in town, but does she hold a grudge? Mebbe. Four Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies have sued their boss, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, along with the Executive Chief Deputy Jesse Flores, alleging that the Sheriff transferred them to yucky jobs after she got elected because they had supported her opponent in…


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Haltom City Police Declined to File Charges for Aggravated or 2nd Degree Sexual Assault


Texas Domestic Violence Charges: the New 2022 Federal Gun Ban

The tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, claimed the lives of nineteen children and two adults.  For details, read the coverage series provided online by the Texas Tribune. Understandably this had a tremendous and shattering impact not only for the local community who suffered personal losses, but for…


Elder Crimes: Federal Prosecutions and the Elder Justice Initiative

According to federal and state statute, anyone age 60 years or older is legally considered to be elderly. See, 42 U.S.C. § 1397j(5) and Texas Human Resources Code §102.001(5).  In some Texas criminal laws, elderly is defined as anyone who is age 65 or older. It is easy to imagine an elder as a grey-haired…


Parental Kidnapping in Texas: When Taking Your Child is a Felony

Back in 1996, our Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex was the first place in the country to use a widespread broadcasting alert to help find missing children in a system that has come to be known around the world as the “AMBER Alert System.”  Today, phone notifications, flashing highway signs, and breaking news stories share information about…


Shoplifting: The “Shopkeeper’s Privilege” in Texas and Civil Personal Injury Claims

The retail industry in the United States has yet to solve its growing problem of “retail shrink,” which is defined as “the difference between the amount of merchandise (or inventory) that the retail company owns on its books, and the results of a physical count of the merchandise.”  In 2019, $49 Billion was lost in…