The Campaign For DA

2.15.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Notice three things about this graphic: (1) Columbine no longer makes it in, (2) Three of the top ten have occurred within the last five months, and (3) an AR-15 was used in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Orlando.
  • This should be a lasting image but America will forget about Parkland by next week.
  • The Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929 (insert "irony") left only seven dead (all adults) yet led to the ban on Tommy Guns in 1934.
  • The footage of the robbery of a "game room" in Fort Worth is insane. 
  • It's complicated procedurally, but the Fifth Circuit ruled against Harris County and its standard bail bond fee "schedule" yesterday. The court ruled, in essence, that if the standard bond for a Class B misdemeanor is $2,000 for everyone, then a man with money can get out and a poor man sits in jail. Thus, the Equal Protection Clause is violated. The whole concept has bothered me for years. (Wise County doesn't have a standard fee schedule. Each bond is set by one of four JPs and the amounts are insanely inconsistent.)
  • What a waste of resources. Too many cops? Too many prosecutors? “This should be a notice to sex buyers out there,” said HCSO Vice Commander Jesse Inocencio.  “That you may just find your mug shot on the 5 o’clock news.” Sting arrests for the purpose of public shaming is not your job.
  • At least the Harris County DA's office has one less prosecutor
  • This was from yesterday. It reads like it is 1960.
  • Trump will address the nation at 10:00 a.m. What could go wrong?



51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots to chew on today. Trump said yesterday that the shooter in Florida had mental problems. Yet last year made it easier for people with mental problems to buy guns. Anyone who watches these shootings and is worried about their guns being taken away will surely go to Hell.

"It's complicated procedurally, but the Fifth Circuit ruled against Harris County "

Harris county's system is geared to crush people from start to finish. The judges, magistrates, and commissioners all deserve to have their asses handed to them on this. And they are all crying to high heaven about the new ruling, ignoring the fact that their past abuses are the sole cause of it. This is simply a reaction to their ignoring the Constitution for decades.

"What a waste of resources. Too many cops? Too many prosecutors? “This should be a notice to sex buyers out there,” said HCSO Vice Commander Jesse Inocencio. “That you may just find your mug shot on the 5 o’clock news.” Sting arrests for the purpose of public shaming is not your job."

While I agree that shaming is not their job, I'm going to disagree with you on this one here. These rub and tug joints are dens of human trafficking and slavery. Houston is one of the biggest offenders in America, and they need to do something to stop it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

EDIT: Just read the news story here locally. Looks like these were stings at local no-tell motels.

There's one near my office (It's near a trafficking corridor because of past lax enforcement) that has cops called to it daily and had to be sued as a nuisance to make the place clean up and hire guards. Motel "guests" were shooting up in the parking lot, bringing in hookers like in this sting, and breaking into nearby buildings. It's right behind a popular deli where the owner finds needles in his lot every morning.

The problems associated with this are much more than just two consenting adults doing something they agree to do. I'm pretty hands-off as far as government goes, but this is a huge problem in the larger cities.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The footage of the robbery of a "game room" in Fort Worth is insane.


I watched it. It did not seem insane to me. Get a dictionary.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of resources. Too many cops? Too many prosecutors? Sting arrests for the purpose of public shaming is not your job.



It's like a traffic stop in that you never know what big fish felon you will find. You obviously don't understand the concept of police work. And you get pissed every time a LE agency uses the tools at their disposal to catch criminals. You would bitch and complain if they ate donuts and drank coffee, posted a twitter comment, had 3 police cars in a chase of a murderer instead of 2, used a cuss word at a belligerent child molester, etc, etc, etc. You are just a sad sack Monday morning quarterback.

Anonymous said...

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

https://www.theonion.com/no-way-to-prevent-this-says-only-nation-where-this-r-1819576527

Anonymous said...

I think public shaming is a great idea and a good deterrent to criminal activity.

Anonymous said...

Chevys and Fords are used a whole lot more to kill kids than guns are

Anonymous said...

The 1934 NFA didn't ban anything, just required a transfer tax and now an additional level FFL. It wasn't the Saint Valentine's Massacre that led to it, it was the increased use of automatic weapons by gangsters and high profile robbers, all increasing their fortunes as a result of Prohibition.

The access to weapons by mentally ill people wasn't changed by President Trump; the rule change was for people that had to have the Social Security Benefits administered by a custodian which can be the result of numerous situations.

The largest mass murder at a school was done with a single gunshot- it detonated a string of bombs that killed 44 and would have killed more if all the devices had worked.



How is it a waste of resources to arrest hundreds involved in an activity tied to human trafficking and the drug trade?

Anonymous said...

But...there are laws in place in Florida, including the school being a gun free zone. How can there be a shooting in a gun free zone? Oh yeah....it makes certain only the killer has a gun.

Anonymous said...

Kids, stop bullying your classmates. You just might be the one to make them snap.

Anonymous said...

You would deny a man a gun and a rub n tug, next would be alcohol, tobacco and dancing!

Anonymous said...

Sting arrests for the purpose of public shaming is not your job.

Fear not, citizens, omniscient and omnipotent Super Skippy is here to tell everyone what their jobs are.

Anonymous said...

Notice on all the mass shootings there is one thing in common. Cracka a$% white people killing everyone as usual.

Anonymous said...

You should pray for your soul as you exploit the death of kids to push a political agenda blaming Republicans. You don’t give a damn about the facts or those killed and like other libs you rush to demonize Republicans because in the end it’s all about politics for leftists.

Anonymous said...

Ask yourself:

When you pass away from your life, did you and this stupid blog make a positive difference in anyone's life? Or your career as a lawyer; did that make a positive difference in anyone's life?

Probably not.

Anonymous said...

I fear far more that my children will die from addictions in their lives than by being shot. Overdoses (not including) alcohol kill more people in this country than guns. And if the left truly was interested in saving human lives, abortion would be illegal.

Anonymous said...

10:37...
Your mud-souled brethren would probably commit just as many, but you're too busy killing off each other. Keep on doing the job for us.

And since we're on the subject, you do understand the origins of the word Cracker, right? As in the Whip Cracker. So by calling me a cracker, your just empowering me even more. Once again, keep up the good work. F'n moron.

Anonymous said...

Rage -- You mock people who believe and talk about Heaven, but you believe in hell. You are a piece of work.

Anonymous said...

I blame Facebook and Mark Zukerphuker.

If he can track every conservative persons comments and anti-Obama comments, why cant he create an algorithm to locate violent crazy commenters like the school killer when they post crazy talk on FB?

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Stay Woke!! Wasn't it during John Edwards run for president that a Dallas slip and fall lawyer paid to hush up Edward's concubine that he had fathered a child with? Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee’s behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rage. Just last year Republicans celebrated the enactment of legislation making it legal for people diagnosed with mental problems to purchase guns. It's confusing because after every mass shooting their first line of defense is that this country needs to do a better job [whatever that means]of dealing with mental health issues.

We must have had people who were mentally ill during earlier periods in American history, were we just not making assault weapons available to them back then?

Not that any of this matters, if congress will not ban bump stocks they're sure as hell not going to block some twisted teenager from buying an assualt weapon.

Anonymous said...

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a vocal leader of the #MeToo movement, faces fresh allegations of misconduct, including frequent discussions about sex and alcohol consumption at her Capitol office.

Anonymous said...

Yea 10:37. You are right. The embarrassing part of that is that despite the best efforts of all white people nationwide to kill everyone, a handful of feral niggers in chicago put us to shame in the killing department. But we're taking notes.

Anonymous said...

This should be a lasting image but America will forget about Parkland by next week.

Skippy, Do you still not believe in capital punishment when there is no doubt that the person charged is the person that did the killings?

Anonymous said...

Black people kill more than that every weekend in Chicago alone, 10:37.

Doug Bryant said...

Of the three things that you ask me to notice in the graphic, only number one is in the graphic. I can't notice things in a graphic that are not in the graphic.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we need another World War to clean out some of the population. Not an isolated Iraq or Afghanistan type of conflict, but a multi-continent type of conflagration to wipe out a few million. Through history, wars and plague have thinned the herd. But we have evolved to save most from illness and accidents. Too many folks on the face of old mother earth. Like when you pack too many chickens in a coop. One day you go out and have one chicken left and no bones or feathers to show the others were there. Harsh, but that is the animal kingdom.

DF Marlin Perkins

Anonymous said...

Won't be long before NRA pushes for 7 year olds to be armed in school for protection. Mark my word. Guns for kiddies. Recess will be crazy for teachers.

DF A New World

Anonymous said...

After reading/watching/listening to news about the Florida shootings, I noted that
1) Again, the FBI did not follow through when warned about a potential criminal (2 times, evidently).
2) The young man was locally (at least by his peers) considered to have the profile we've seen before. (angry, social outcast, a loner)
3) The adults who took him in after his mother's death realized he was depressed, but allowed him to have a gun.
My big concern here is that a person with, at the very least mental instability, had a weapon. I am not opposed to gun ownership. I have my LTC. I don't want to have to face a crisis against a despondent, mentally ill teenager.
People KNEW and did nothing. The FBI didn't even go have a talk with him or his family. The school expelled him and that was that. Where was that 'family' that didn't seek other help? Yes, he was an adult...barely. This all went back to his days as a student, some how, some way.
How do we miss it time and time again?

Anonymous said...

You are spot on. The FBI and local authorities had been warned about many of our mass shooters. People are really good at identifying mentally ill individuals like this but our agencies continually fail us. The FBI has zero credibility and along with the media they appear to be surrogates of the Democratic party. It's clear they turn a blind eye to the warnings because they want the mass shootings to happen, it fuels their agenda!!! Sad but clearly fact.

Anonymous said...

"Rage -- You mock people who believe and talk about Heaven, but you believe in hell. You are a piece of work."

1. I mock people whose actions are blatantly different from what Christianity teaches. I do not mock Christians because they believe.
2. Actually, I do not believe that there is a place called Hell. Hell is an eternal separation from God--not a place with a bunch of fire and a dude with a pitch fork.
3. Yes, I am. But not in the way that you mean it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"And if the left truly was interested in saving human lives, abortion would be illegal."

If the right truly cared about fewer abortions, they would increase access to birth control and sex education, instead of fighting it and filing lawsuits to prevent it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:55 AM
Ask yourself:

When you pass away from your life, did you and your stupid comments on this blog make a positive difference in anyone's life? Or your existence as a human being on this earth; did that make a positive difference in anyone's life?

Probably not.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Or, ya know, we don't give them the resources to do their jobs? I know, FBI intelligence and investigative work doesn't give profits to military contractors and R&D companies, but maybe that would be a good place to go for some additional resources.

Anonymous said...

@2:14 I know you are but what am I doesn't counter my argument in the slightest. We need more fries dropped.

Anonymous said...

10:56, You ignorant Cracka. I would whoop your A#@ in a heartbeat. Just like a good Cracka hiding behind the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Yes but back then we had the sense to reject a piece of crap like him for president, this time we elected one. See the difference idiot

wordkyle said...

The shootings -- mass shootings such as yesterday, and the more mundane but more common inner-city shootings -- are a human problem, not a gun problem.

Here's how it's supposed to work:
"One day before 17 people were killed in a Florida school shooting, a grandmother helped to stop another massacre in Washington state.
According to police in Everett, Washington, the grandmother of Joshua Alexander O’Connor called 911 after finding disturbing journal entries that described how the 18-year-old was planning to attack his high school."

Anonymous said...

Rage 2:14

There you go again with the left's propaganda. The right, in general, does not oppose contraception. What they oppose is making them pay for someone else to spread their legs. I could give a rat's ass what they do personally, but your view is I should pay for it. Why don't you propose that the men get free Viagra? There are condoms passed out freely and birth control pills are a dime a dozen. Falsehoods and lies are commonplace in your world.

Anonymous said...

Sure thing buddy and as soon as FBI (one of the most conservative agencies in America government) steps in and tries to take away that persons gun or right to own the gun nuts and let's kill em all NRA would scream bloody murder. Followed by the lap dog butt buddy Republicans

Anonymous said...

Don't like it get the hell of the blog and go to some Nazi site where you will feel at home and take most of wise county with you ass

Anonymous said...

May God be with these families.

Anonymous said...

You need to get off that Obama phone us taxpayers provide you with and fill that damned cotton sack up, Boy. Lest I show the the true meaning of a Cracka!

Anonymous said...

You folks need to find a new religion because you sure ain't following my teachings. Remember love your brother? Turn the other cheek? And I said nothing to my Disciples about packing a SIG Sauer.

DF Jesus H. Christ

Anonymous said...

2;28-------------------

Ask yourself:

When you pass away from your life, did you and your stupid comments on this blog make a positive difference in anyone's life? Or your existence as a human being on this earth; did that make a positive difference in anyone's life?

Probably not.

Anonymous said...

May God be with 3:28.................................

Mano a mano at the Pearly Gates.The sooner the better.

Anonymous said...

3:21

You just had to post something...


Feel better?

wordkyle said...

607 - Are you the same sad sack that tugged at my sleeve the other day? Or a different one?

Anonymous said...

Idiotic argument. They kill a lot more people than cocaine too

Anonymous said...

You do understand that the Valentine's Day Massacre was not a random killing, and was a situation among criminals.