TX: Couple charged with littering with a gun as DA would not accept minor in possession

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TX: Couple charged with littering with a gun as DA would not accept minor in possession

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Post by philip964 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 pm

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter ... rQ0v-58nQ/

Gun tossed out car window at traffic stop.

Poor Houston police.

Can’t get DA to accept gun charge, so settle with littering.


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Post by O.F.Fascist » Tue May 21, 2019 11:03 pm

Well all gun laws are infringements so this seems reasonable. I wish the DA would be consistent and throw out any gun charges but somehow I'm skeptical.

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Post by AJSully421 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:01 am

Liberalism... don’t it just kill ya!

Kinda like the liberal DA of Dallas County making public statements about minor crimes no longer being prosecuted. It is like Broken Windows Theory doesn’t exist, and has not been proven time and time again.
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Post by Jusme » Wed May 22, 2019 5:45 am

No wonder Houston has so many problems. I have never heard, of having to contact the DA office before making an arrest. It completely ties the hands of the police. It also, strips them of their stated powers, and duties as Texas LEO. If the DA doesn't want to file charges, fine, but let that process take place after an arrest.
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Post by C-dub » Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 am

:shock: And I thought DPD had it bad.
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Post by OneGun » Wed May 22, 2019 8:23 am

Meanwhile, DA Ogg files criminal charges against companies that experienced catastrophes caused by mother nature. DA Ogg filed criminal charges against Arkema because their facility was not prepared for a 60 inch rain event caused by Hurricane Harvey.

https://www.naturalgasintel.com/article ... -aftermath

Meanwhile, the Chemical Safety Board acknowledged there is limited standards for response plans to Harvey-type flooding. From the CSB report.
Industry safety guidance for companies on how to address flood hazards was available from several
different sources, including the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and FEMA. This
guidance, however, is either too generic or does not require sufficiently conservative precautions to
have helped Arkema prevent this incident
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Post by O.F.Fascist » Thu May 23, 2019 5:33 pm

Looks like another news article on this came out.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/...e ... affic-stop

DA's office changed their mind and are now charging the driver with a Class A misdemeanor for having the gun in "plain view."

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Post by Jusme » Thu May 23, 2019 5:38 pm

Sounds like the DA office has a spinning dartboard. When a call comes in from the police they spin it, throw a dart, and whatever it lands on is what they go with. How can they determine, whether to accept charges, with minimal information, provided, by a LEO on the street? I guess, it all depends on where the dart lands, as to whether you will go to jail or not.
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