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by Paladin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

Cell phone video of 2 shots being fired inside the home 30 minutes after the shootout? Wow!

Officers lied to get the warrant...and after the raid... FBI investigating...
by Paladin
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

If Art can't give answers to the DA, perhaps he needs a new job.
by Paladin
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

philip964 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:24 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/2nd- ... orney-says

Officer at center of investigation retires.
In 2002, Goines was in trouble for keeping crack cocaine he’d purchased in a drug buy. The evidence was found unlogged in the toolbox of his city vehicle.

That particular problem persisted, because drugs were also found in Goines' city vehicle after the botched raid in January.
It would appear that Goines had a habit of keeping unlogged narcotics on hand. Unlogged narcotics have been used by other police departments to manufacture crimes
by Paladin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

philip964 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:23 pm
https://abc13.com/72-year-old-with-canc ... e/5152114/

72 year old cancer patient with a feeding tube was unaware his home was raided until he was arrested and spent three days in jail.

https://abc13.com/man-says-gerald-goine ... e/5150459/

Walked by while a drug house was being raided and got arrested.

I guess this is all going to be costing taxpayers plenty.
Wow!

It is common for drug dealers to take over houses of older people who are living in the hospital. Talk about being victimized twice.
by Paladin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

:shock: Sounds like all this is enough to keep the FBI busy for quite a while...
by Paladin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

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philip964 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:19 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/turn ... tched-raid

Press conference this afternoon.

Mayor, Art and DA.

Art back tracking no knock with someone’s approval.
Interesting turn of events. I am glad the issue has their full attention and they are working to prevent a re-occurrence.
by Paladin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

jason812 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:03 am
philip964 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:36 pm
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... 626158.php

Houston police end no knock warrants.
Needs to happen nationwide.
Very good to hear Houston is severely restricting no knock warrants.

Agreed that this needs to happen nationwide.
by Paladin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

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Interesting that Goines is worried about being judged unfairly but apparently not about the events that lead up to 4 other injured officers and 2 dead home owners.

But I suppose however things work out for Goines, getting shot in the face and neck is probably not something he's going to want to repeat
by Paladin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

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I salute the Houston MSM for covering this story. We have the right to be safe in our own homes.

Looks like Acevedo has come a long way from initially blaming guns and the 2nd Amendment. It's like Sheriff Scott Israel Part 2.

I wonder what Rep. Eric Swalwell thinks about what 1 disabled vet defending his home with a revolver can do?
by Paladin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

EnyoTX wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm
While pretending to be hard at work investigating this incident, Acevedo finds the time to push gun control in the U.S. Capitol and on his Twitter feed.

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Here's the WaPo article that's linked in the tweet:
Houston police chief Art Acevedo urged Congress to act on the issue of gun violence Wednesday, saying "our streets, our neighborhoods are truly drowning in the blood of our victims and in the tears of their loved ones.”

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee dedicated to gun policy, Acevedo declared, “Gun violence is arguably one of the greatest public health epidemics facing the nation everyone in this room loves and serves."

“Chiefs of police and sheriffs join the victims in asking you to act now to prevent one more death and bloodshed," he said.

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In the past, Acevedo has been outspoken about his desire for increased gun-control measures. His congressional remarks came the week after four Houston police officers were shot and a fifth injured during a drug raid, after which Acevedo expressed “frustration” with lawmakers. “For whatever reason, they offer a lot of prayers ... We didn’t elect people to pray for us. We elect people to lead us; we elect people to make public policy decisions.”
Sheriff Scott Israel helped create the catastrophe at Parkland, and shifted blame to the NRA and US Constitution.

So far Acevedo is just blaming the Constitution... but they do appear to be birds of a feather
by Paladin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

The part of the warrant that says "to knock and announce their purpose by the officers executing this warrant would be ...dangerous"

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by Paladin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

philip964 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:02 pm
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/a-no- ... -practice/

No knock raids are a bad tactic. Death, injury few felony convictions.

From Texas Monthly.

White powder was cocaine.
...they enlisted a confidential informant to go into the house and attempt to buy drugs (Acevedo said at a press conference Thursday that police received a tip earlier in January from an anonymous caller, who said her daughter had been inside the house doing heroin and that there were guns inside).
On Sunday, the officers met with the informant, gave him some money, and sent him inside the house to try to buy drugs.
At first the HPD were saying it was an undercover buy. Now admitting they used a paid confidential informant and an anonymous tip. Sounding more and more like a swatting.
Acevedo—who is arguably the most outwardly progressive police chief serving in Texas right now and has been an outspoken critic of guns—called for reform following Monday’s shooting and criticized lawmakers for failing to take action on gun control... But he has not addressed the department’s use of a no-knock raid or the impact that such tactics have on the community’s trust in police.
Other than the cheapshots the Texas Monthly author took at the NRA/Texas gun owners I think the article did a fair job.
by Paladin
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

bblhd672 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:25 am
The Texas Rangers should be brought in to investigate.
Agreed. With that many police shot and 2 homeowners dead, along with inconsistency's in the story from HPD, an independent investigation would be appropriate. Based on Acevedo's comments, the HPD clearly can not be objective here, and even Acevedo recognizes that Union President Joe Gamaldi went over the top

HPD had 4 officers shot and another injured. This was a very bad day for them. The focus should be on how to prevent another no-knock catastrophe, and that demands objectivity in the investigation.
by Paladin
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 528
Views: 29363

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From Click 2 Houston comments:
Former LEO here: No knocks need to be outlawed. If you break into my home I am going to use deadly force each and every time. Without proper notice, it is implied that anyone bursting into a home is a criminal. So for the sake of “backing the blue,” I suggest law makers get on this right away.

As far as the union guy trying to be “Orwellian” with his rhetoric....need to back off on that.

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