Richardson High School Teacher is Accused of Having an Improper Relationship with a Student

  Sexual offenses can carry a great deal of stigma especially when those who are charged with them are in a position of responsibility such as being a teacher. Recently the Dallas Morning News reported on how an English teacher from Richardson High School English teacher has been arrested and charged with having an “improper relationship” with a student. Police in Richardson …

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The Use of the Death Penalty is Declining in Texas

When Texas executed Miguel Parades by lethal injection last month, it marked the 10th time the death penalty had been used by the state this year. Texas leads the nation in the number of executions but the use of the death penalty is declining in the Lone Star State. The final execution of the year means 2014 will have seen …

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DNA on a Cigarette Butt Leads To Murder Arrest of Man Over Game Room Killing

  DNA plays a major part in many crime investigations and it can be recovered from some of the most unlikely of sources. Recently, the Dallas Morning News reported on how DNA evidence from a cigarette butt found at the scene of a fatal shooting last May has been linked to a man who was jailed in the beating of …

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Dallas Man, 20, is Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Passenger Dies in Crash

  Intoxication manslaughter is essentially drunk driving resulting in a death. A 20-year-old driver was charged with the offense on Saturday after he hit a utility pole in Northwest Dallas, killing one of his passengers and injuring another. The Dallas Morning News reported the comments of police who believe Emmanuel Gonzalez, 20, was “driving at a high rate of speed” …

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Former Arlington Attorney is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

We associate long prison sentences with crimes of violence but white collar crimes committed by people from professional backgrounds can also carry stiff sentences. Recently, a disbarred attorney from Arlington, Texas was sentenced to 20 years in prison for continuing to represent herself as an attorney almost a decade after she lost her license. The Dallas Morning News reported on …

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Man is Charged with Robbery After Caller ID Tracked Him to Pizza Delivery Incident, Say Dallas Police

A 19-year-old Dallas man who is accused of using the address of his apartment to stage the robbery of a pizza delivery man has been hit with a felony aggravated robbery charge. The Dallas Morning News reported on how police said Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to them that he helped rob a pizza delivery man last week after …

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Exonerated Manuel Velez is Released from Death Row in Texas

Manuel Velez was on death row in Texas for four of the nine years he had been incarcerated.  Last week it was disclosed he should never have been in jail, let alone facing the death penalty. The 49-year-old building worker from Texas was released from Huntsville prison a free man last week.  He was arrested in 2005, and sentenced to …

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Man Downtown and Associates Accused of Multiple Crimes

On July 25, 2014 court documents were unsealed accusing longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three co-defendants; his longtime assistant Dapheny Fain, two political consultants Kathy Nealy and Christian Campbell of a variety of white collar crimes that abused the public’s trust. Last Friday, Our Man Downtown, and his three co-defendants were brought before Judge Stickney of the …

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Texas Executes a Woman Convicted of Murder

    When it comes to the ultimate punishment, Texas sets many unenviable benchmarks. Last month the state made headlines by executing a woman when it put Lisa Coleman to death. The Washington Post reported on how she was the ninth person executed by Texas in 2014. The Lone Star State has executed more people than any other state in …

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Americans Believe the Civil Justice System is Racist

A summer of civil disturbance in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer, appears to have had an effect on how the public view the criminal justice system. A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute found Americans of all backgrounds are more likely to see the U.S. criminal justice system …

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