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  • (Soros pick) Harris County DA dismisses nearly 800 criminal cases against protesters arrested during George Floyd marches

    06/10/2020 10:43:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    KHOU 11 CBS Houston ^ | Published: 9:07 PM CDT June 9, 2020 Updated: 8:52 AM CDT June 10, 2020 | KHOU 11 staff
    HOUSTON- ...The DA’s office announced Tuesday night that it had dropped charges against 602 people arrested during the protests in Houston, totaling 796 criminal cases. ...The majority of the cases dismissed, according to the office, were mainly for trespassing or obstructing a highway. “While probable cause existed for the arrests of those people who refused to disperse after being ordered to do so by police, our young prosecutors worked hard to identify the few offenders who came to inflict harm on others and intentional damage property,” DA Kim Ogg said. Prosecutors have charged 51 adults and one person under 18....
  • Harris County’s Dirty Little Secret

    01/21/2020 6:25:54 PM PST · by The Houston Courant · 9 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | January 21, 2020 | J. Gamaldi
    Much has been made recently, here in Houston and across other big cities, about the horrific results of bail reform, but to be honest this isn’t even the worst of what is going on in the criminal justice system. I am sure you are thinking what could be worse than letting violent repeat offenders out on bond over and over again? It’s cutting them sweetheart deals when they agree to their guilt. Those deals are much more insidious and damaging to our community. This is happening every day in Harris County courtrooms with the full knowledge and approval of the...
  • Gerald Goines loses police union's support after being charged in deadly Harding Street raid

    08/27/2019 5:33:41 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    KPRC - TV2 Houston, TX ^ | August 27, 2019 | Mario Diaz
    HOUSTON - Remember the explosive speech by Houston Police Officers' Union President Joe Gamaldi in the hours following the deadly botched raid at a home on Harding Street earlier this year? "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we are trying to do is protect this community and protect our families," Gamaldi said on Jan. Gamaldi and the union stood defiantly that night in its backing of Sgt. Gerald Goines, as well as the other Houston police officers injured in the raid. For months thereafter, the union picked up Goines' legal tab....
  • 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...
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years in jail after 'brutally' killing man, officials say

    02/20/2018 4:10:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An MS-13 gang member in Texas was sentenced to 99 years behind bars after he was convicted of killing a man to achieve a higher position within the violent organization, officials said. Jonathan Steven Guevara, 21, was handed the lengthy sentence by a jury on Tuesday for killing Hector Daniel Diaz, 28, in November 2015, according to a news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s office. “The jury’s verdict and sentence on the case we presented speaks volumes about society’s judgment of this vicious behavior,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will hold these gangs accountable, convict...