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Houston Judge Nullifies Harris County’s Bail System

Christina Swarns of the NAACP. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters. After figuring out that the county’s bail system for people charged with low-level crimes was violating the constitution and affecting impoverished residents, Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of Federal District Court in Houston had the bail system overturned. Rosenthal demanded that Harris County stop keeping people in…
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Austin Police Officer who Faked Death was Arrested at DFW Airport

Coleman Martin’s Mugshot Image from Dallas News Austin police officer Coleman Martin, age 29, was arrested after faking his death and fleeing to Mexico. He was arrested at DFW International Airport after being flagged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as he tried re-entering the country. Martin has had a warrant out on the misdemeanor…
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Bill signed by Texas Governor targeting sanctuary cities

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com A bill barring Texas cities and counties from passing “sanctuary” laws that stop local law enforcement officers from questioning the immigration status of anyone they detain was signed Sunday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. He signed the bill on Facebook with no prior public notice, claiming that it would…
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Playing With Fire Can Be Felony in Texas

As a criminal offense, arson is often allegedly committed by people who are attempting to commit insurance fraud or willfully damage the property (and possibly endanger the safety) of another party. One group of people that is frequently prosecuted for alleged arson offenses in Texas is minors. On February 13, the Austin American-Statesman reported that…
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Racially Motivated Exclusion of Prospective Jurors in Georgetown TX

On May 23, 2016, in a 7-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed a Georgia man’s 1987 capital murder conviction on the basis that prosecutors purposefully excluded black prospective jurors from the jury. The Supreme Court determined in Foster v. Chatman, No. 14-8349, Georgia prosecutors violated the defendant’s, Timothy Tyrone Foster, constitutional right to…
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Diversion Programs in Williamson County

Every person, who gets arrested, is not a criminal. Sometimes an individual just makes an unwise decision to hang out with the wrong crowd, engage in a physical altercation, or possess marijuana. That one unwise decision can result in a criminal conviction, which has serious consequences, including jail time, steep fines, ineligibility for certain employment,…
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