Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

This was crazy conduct out of administrators at Brownsville ISD: All the boys did was to write on windows with shoe polish and toilet paper some trees, yet they were arrested for criminal trespass because, you know, "Zero Tolerance." Although the arrests were ridiculed in the press, I can't find out what happened with the cases. I suspect the prosecutor declined prosecution, but I don't know for sure. 

  • I couldn't even find anything on the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's page either (which is normally the place to find out info if the cops go all tight lipped).

  • If things go as planned, Wise County will have its first jury trial next week -- the first since March of last year.
  • I've been watching the Tarrant County jury criminal trial page, and it is kind of strange. It looks like the misdemeanor County Criminal Court #1 has been in business for the past four weeks, but the rest of them have been quiet. 
  • Gov. Abbott announced plans to force undocumented kids to become homeless, and Ticket host Bob Sturm went after him from the top rope. 

  • Speaking of hot opinions, her text is here

  • A wild case out of Waco came to a sudden end a couple of days ago. One thing about criminal cases: Once a defendant dies, it's completely over. 

  • Those two females from the last two bullet points look alike, don't they?
  • Smith County, Texas has over 200,000 people, but their Elections Administrator must be 12 years old
  • If you haven't seen the California teenager pushing a bear away from her yappy, moron dogs, here ya go

  • Best quote I've seen about all the voter restriction laws: "Some people don't want some people to vote."
  • The Rangers PR department might need a little help in the "What's current?" department. (A funny reply on Twitter asked, "When is Three's Company night?") 

  • There was an arrest last night by Rhome PD for DWI-Accident-Serious Bodily Injury. 
  • I've lauded the 10+ hour documentary, The Staircase, before. From a criminal defense standpoint, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.  Now HBOMax will release a docudrama about the case. It's lineup sounds good so far: Colin Firth, Toni Collette. and, just announced yesterday, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from the aforementioned Game of Thrones.)  Fun fact: The scene of the crime(?) -- the home in Durham, NC -- went up for sale for $1.7 million last year.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold