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Police Accountability in Corpus Christi

CCPD Officer Arrested AGAIN for Assault Corpus Christi Police Department Senior Officer Tommy Cabello was arrested Friday a second time for assault involving a family member.  His previous charge also involved a family member.  One has to wonder whether police accountability exists or where it starts. Ironically, Cabello got into an altercation with yet another [..]

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    “Open Warfare” Against Police? No

    Shocking and tragic news of Darren Goforth, a Texas deputy sheriff in uniform who was murdered in cold blood while pumping gas into his patrol car, has ignited passionate response. Thus far, the only suspected motive is the fact he was wearing a police uniform.  Only the most callous, fringe element would consider such a [..]

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      CRIME SCENE DNA DOES NOT EQUAL GUILT

      Catching the Bad Guys Matters Gathering evidence to catch violent criminals is a vital function of police. Believe it or not, even criminal defense attorneys want police to be able to catch violent criminals. After all, criminal defense attorneys live in the same jurisdictions as everyone else and have loved ones who could be at [..]

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        Invalid Driver Licenses, Part II

        OMNI Millions of people in Texas simply don’t show up to court or otherwise take care of their tickets. Reasons vary from forgetfulness to fear to outright defiance. Regardless of the reason, it creates a massive caseload of “old” tickets. Literally millions of unpaid/skipped-out-on-court tickets are outstanding in Texas. The sheer volume is so vast [..]

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          Invalid Driver Licenses, Part I

          Legislators appear enamored with holding driver licenses hostage. When I started as a lawyer, I discovered at least 17 different ways people could lose their licenses. Licenses can be invalidated for not paying child support, non-payment of surcharges, conviction of possession of marijuana and other drugs, driving while license invalid, refusal to provide a breath [..]

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            Institutionalized Bad Faith Forensics

            Crime “Labs” in America – Recipe for Corruption What’s worse in the criminal justice system: 1) institutionalized corruption of scientific integrity; or 2) an attempt to manipulate the situation to make it appear one believes scientific integrity is important? Crime lab scandals throughout the United States have become common, with even the vaunted FBI being [..]

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              “Us Versus Them” attitudes undermine “Us”

              I am eyeballs deep in Dallas Cowboy country, and Sunday was an angry day for many, maybe almost all, Cowboy fans.  You see, the Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to the Green Bay Packers in a close, hard fought game.   Cowboy fans are in uproar because of an unfavorable ruling against their team. They are [..]

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