The Campaign For DA

5.04.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Former UT coach Charlie Strong got berated by a judge in open court. She is 100% out of line: “Let’s just say my USF diploma is not proudly hanging in my office right now. And I have a message for your coach as well. Coach Strong, if you are listening, in the last couple of months there have been two arrests of your players — very violent felonies. This court, and I’m sure I’m not alone, questions whether you have control over your players. It’s fairly clear that you do not have control over them off the field and I guess only time will tell whether you have control over them on the field. I would implore you to think long and hard about whether being head coach at USF is a good fit for you before any other members of this community have to suffer at the hands of one of your players.”
  • There was a high profile case out of Fort Worth a couple of years back where a mortuary never cremated some bodies as promised. For some reason the State charged the owner with theft, and the Fort Worth Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. Texas's highest criminal court announced yesterday that it will review that decision.  Edit: Fort Worth reversed it because the State only proved a breach of contract which is not a crime. 
  • Did you know that Texas keeps a database of every time you fill a prescription and your history can be obtained by a police officer just by asking? Between January 1, 2014, to March 10, 2017, police made 5,287 requests and 97% of them were granted.
  • I've said it for years: Every person on probation in Wise County contributes $50 to Wise County Crime Stoppers, and I never hear of it paying out a dime. Who is in control of it, and how much is in that account? Is there any auditing?
  • "DALLAS (AP) — Investigators say an Austin police officer who allegedly tried to fake his own death and flee to Mexico has been arrested at a Texas airport."
  • There will be a vote in the House today on Repeal and Replace today, and the proposed bill is far from conservative. And that's why there is a 100% chance the Senate will kill it. Today is just a dog and pony show. 
  • And the text of the bill hasn't been released - in fact it wasn't even finished late last night. Need I remind you of the Republican's 2010 "Pledge to America" which included: 
  • FBI Director Comey is crazy. 
  • What a bloody week. Yesterday we added to it with a murder/suicide at Northlake College in Irving and a double death at an Arlington sports bar.  When I heard about these two, I actually intended to write today why a concealed carry guy hasn't come to the defense in any of these cases. Well, it looks like that is what happened in Arlington. That rarely happens. In fact, I'm not sure I can think of another case in Texas.
  • Romo got hit in the Arlington shooting: 
  • Mark Davis said on Fox 4 this morning that activists might not get a murder charge in the Balch Springs case because murder requires "premeditation." Not true at all. 
  • Things are going well at UT: 
  • How would you rank your list if you had to give up one or more of Facebook, Google, Amazon, or Apple. I think that's easy: (1) Facebook, (2) Amazon, (3) Apple, then (4) Google.


27 comments:

wordkyle said...

"FBI Director Comey is crazy." - BG, do you want to provide some context for this hot political opinion?

Harry Hamid said...

This is a Houston story, but it's pretty wild:

A Harris County Justice of the Peace faces judicial conduct complaints over drugs (including claims that the bailiff gave her seized marijuana), sexting with court employees, and illegal scripts.

The allegations initially came to light because of the divorce petition of her ex-husband (a former city controller).

Her defense is that she can't get into trouble under Texas law because it all happened last term.

This judge once told me, in an eviction hearing that she "takes drugs very seriously." In 2007, she was the replacement for a Justice of the Peace who had been kicked off the bench for renewing her dead mother's disability parking tags.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Complaints-allege-JP-Hilary-Green-popped-pills-11119312.php

Anonymous said...

repubs will exempt them and their families from any exclusions. unlike the general public
please wright your representatives and voice your opinion on this

Anonymous said...

9:15 I have written my Republicans and Senators each 3 times and never received a response, not even a form letter.

Anonymous said...

"wright"?????

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't those felonious football players also take classes? Why isn't she berating the history professor, or the human studies professor for not controlling students at night? Or, why not just berate the people actually responsible, like parents, family, friends, pastors, the mayors of the towns those players grew up in, or the governor of Florida, and so forth. Scary that she is a judge, very scary.

Anonymous said...

Pretty reliable rumors have it that the UT knife attacker was at least chased by a guy with a CHL. Evidently he did NOT stop him, but played a part in slowing him down, and gives full credit to the police.
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/05/foghorn/breaking-armed-student-reportedly-stopped-mass-stabber-ut-austin/c-xaf8pxuaelr67/

LARI BARAGER said...

The Johnsons were charged with theft (mortuary case) because they did not provide services they were paid for.

wordkyle said...

" In fact, I'm not sure I can think of another case in Texas." - Fair enough, if you're just going by your memory and specifically concealed carry, and only attempted murders/suicides. (Hard to know when those will happen ahead of time, though, especially if they're prevented.) But gun owners stop plenty of crimes. A quick googling provides this example. And this one. And this one.

And so on. Lots of examples exist of good guys with guns stopping bad guys.

Anonymous said...

"I've said it for years: Every person on probation in Wise County contributes $50 to Wise County Crime Stoppers, and I never hear of it paying out a dime. Who is in control of it, and how much is in that account? Is there any auditing?"

And I have commented at least twice that there is a local board that meets at the WCSO. You can contact their liaison Deputy at the SO and even go to their meetings.

Anonymous said...

Solution to College Sports Thugs--Don't hire them in the first place (and yes, a I DO mean "hire", because they sure ain't going to school there for the classes)!

Anonymous said...

Crime stoppers is taxpayer waste.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Strong will get control of his players or they won't play for him...see what he did at Texas. Winning...that's a whole different issue!

Raymond Polone said...

Please contact Wise County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr., Decatur, TX 76234 (940) 627-5971 to learn about attending the upcoming Crime Stopper meeting @ 6:00 PM. You can learn what is done with the rewards.

sulopa said...

9:36 - "Pretty reliable rumors" ??????

Anonymous said...

While insensitive, those Austin flyers aren't completely off the mark. Blacks comprise 13% of the population and account for 52% of murders.

Anonymous said...

I read -- but only in one place, and who knows what's true in a fake-news world -- that the UT stabbing case this week was also stopped by a concealed-weapon holder, who stopped the stabbing/cutting spree until the campus cops could arrive.

Anonymous said...

1. I have no problem with the cops being able to see what scripts were filled. I swear I have a prescription for these two oxy in my pocket. Easy for the cop/DA to ascertain.

2. Is Comey crazy because he is calling out the "victim" Hillary on her preposterous claims? She lost because she got cocky and quit trying.

3. Is coming to someone's defense a requisite for arming myself? GTFOH

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

11:20
A-yup! Pretty reliable rumors! A bit like fake news.
Some rumors are not reliable at all. Others bear witness to being truthful but are not necessarily substantiated.
From the article: The UT StuBodyPres Binna Kim, made several totally unreliable reports and retracted them. The CHL holder made a reliable comment about getting his gun when the guy next to him was knifed outside Greg. (I assume that's the name of a building.)
Both are rumors. One was made by someone in a building nowhere near the incident. The other was made by someone at the scene. It's still a rumor because neither the police nor the campus has validated it.
9:36

Anonymous said...

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/viral-item-debunked-evidence-gun-brandishing-student-helped-subdue-attacker/z92T0lb56COS9cb6emNGeN/

Yeah, that didn't happen. Binna Kim texted a single picture of a tweet where someone claimed to have subdued the gunman, but she has since rectracted it.

Anonymous said...

11:43 - So true! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Concealed Carry won't be legal for community colleges like Northlake until August 2017.

Anonymous said...

How many hundreds of millions of completely unanswered and ignored "prayers" is it going to take before those praying realize nobody and nothing is listening?

Anonymous said...

Are we back on the anti-gun bandwagon again? I thought we were going to push abortion rights this week. Come on, let's all get on the same page.

Antifa!

wordkyle said...

901 PM - One answered prayer nullifies your whole argument.

Anonymous said...

Crime stoppers should go after the Rhome city council. They are crime starters.

Anonymous said...

And I had no idea that, after a gun battle in which the bad guy is shot down and wounded and no longer a threat, that it was legal for a bystander to then go over, after things quiet down, notice the bad guy still breathing, and then finish killing him by beating him with a chair. I swear a guy admitted on "live TV" to doing just that. He thinks he's a hero. Why isn't he in jail right now? Or at least facing a problem?