It Can Be Hard to Tell the Good Guys from the Bad Guys

A criminal with a badge. Former Texas deputy constable accused of raping woman while on duty.

A cop friend once asked me why I have problems with cops. They are a someone I don’t know, who are sure to be armed, and who 99.9 percent of the time will not be held accountable for any bad acts they commit. Do you think this is the first time, this cop thought he was above the law?

A former Harris County deputy constable has been indicted on sexual assault and official oppression charges.

He was on the job when the assault took place.

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The People Responsible Are Oblivious

This story has been in my news feeds, but this is the first time I’ve seen a cause of the accident mentioned. Body of missing Texas police chief is found after he fell overboard while on a fishing trip with his wife two days ago.

Chris Reed, 50, wasn’t wearing a life jacket when a huge wave caused by a large passing boat knocked him into Galveston Bay on Friday.

How do I know they are oblivious? Because I’ve been swamped by large powerboats throwing a tremendous wake. Most of them don’t even seem to know that it can be a problem.

And it doesn’t sound like the family knows the name/make of the boat in question, so there will be no justice. (Negligent homicide? Manslaughter? Felony stupidity?) And if I was one to take a bet, my bet would be that the people on that large boat were drinking alcohol. Everything bad that I witnessed around the water, always involved alcohol.

Sister Wants to Get Back at Ex, Loses Brother

It isn’t clear why they were targeting the ex. EPPD: Man shot and killed in East El Paso broke into home, attempted to assault sister’s ex.

The “How dare you live without me” attitude never seems to work out.

According to investigators, Cano Jr. and his sister, 23-year-old Jessica Cano, broke into the home in order to confront the woman’s ex-boyfriend, identified by police as 35-year-old Aaron Raymond Roman.

Police said the Canos intended “to assault” Roman after breaking into the residence. “Jorge Cano forced his way into the residence by kicking in the front door and both he and Jessica Cano entered the home intending to assault Roman,” police said.

The brother died at the scene. The sister was arrested later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

The Tin-pot Despots of City Bureaucracies

The City of Houston has a bunch of would-be-dictators in the City Planning Dept. Houston Family Without Sewage for 17 Months Due to City Regulations.

“Nobody stands up to this because they literally have the authority to retaliate so hard that you will lose your livelihood,” Krieger expressed in frustration.

Aside from the fact that they are giving him grief – just because the can – they have no standards for what is approved and what is denied.

More broadly, Spelz’s business has had building plans rejected that were exactly the same as ones that were approved, with the only difference being the address. They would have exactly similar plans get vastly different procedural instructions.

Say that again. He gets a project approved in the City of Houston. Then he wants to build an EXACT COPY of that house on a different lot. Now it doesn’t meet City of Houston requirements. Why? Because the can. Because there are no checks and balances. And the result.

Blain continued, saying, “Local officials, especially in dense, urban areas often talk about housing affordability, but support policies that keep affordability from becoming a reality. Burdensome regulations and permitting delays keep housing supply from ever meeting demand and that’s exactly what we’re seeing here.”

And this isn’t even like California – in the middle of an epic housing crisis – that keeps passing regulations to make housing even more expensive. (Yeah, that should help!) This is just Texas, where the Bureaucrats can do whatever the hell they want, and no one calls them to account for their actions.

And if you think this only occurs in Houston, you never dealt with local building codes.

So What Values and Virtues Are We Instilling In Future Generations?

Respect for life, property or the law doesn’t seem to be among them.

This kid was apparently trying to rob his own grandfather. 16-year-old arrested after shooting his grandfather in the face during robbery.

That’s where deputies say two suspects entered the home and were met by the 71-year-old grandfather of one of the suspects.

Nassau Deputies say that one suspect pointed a .22 caliber revolver at the homeowner and then gave the weapon to the second suspect as he went into another room to search for additional weapons.

Who tries to rob from family?

Another teenager with no respect for life. 17-year-old arrested on multiple charges after shooting at homeowner and running from police.

The victim told police they had walked outside and observed 17-year-old Xavier Baca breaking into their vehicle. The victim followed the suspect to an alley in the 300 block of Almond. The suspect shot one time, missing the victim, before running west towards the Hamlet Shopping Center.

Texas Passes Carry Bill In the Event of a Disaster

The Left is not pleased. Texas Passes Bill to Let People Open Carry Firearms in the Wake of Natural Disasters.

hen society’s infrastructure has broken down, there’s nothing like a firearm to make sure people stay in line. An armed society is a polite society and all that good stuff.

The Left (and the Progressive Right) are not happy of course.

Texans Are Still Armed. Home Invaders Still Getting Shot

Maybe he thought he was in New Jersey. Police: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder while on phone with 911.

I suppose the gun-hating Left thinks this woman shouldn’t have been able to protect herself.

The female homeowner told police she was awakened by someone banging on her front door. She did not answer the door because she didn’t recognize the man or his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the woman heard the back door being kicked in, retreated to another room, and called 911.

When confronted by the intruder, she shot him. (Texas, after all.)

The would-be bad-guy died at the scene.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Texas it is your legal right.