Many believe the mere existence of the Texas Hate Crime Act is an important declaration to Texas residents that hate will not be tolerated. Others, like Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg feel that low conviction numbers mean the law is failing Texas minority residents.
We’ve all watched that scene in a movie where the desperate suspects hold up the unassuming couple in a parking lot for everything they’ve got – only to discover later that it was a toy gun being pressed into their backs. That’s not real life, though, right?
Many law enforcement officials in Texas still
hold the same passion about cracking down on drugs as they did when the “War on
Drugs” began in the 70s. As far as they’re concerned, all illegal drugs are
basically the same, and violators deserve what they get.
Everyone makes mistakes, but unfortunately, sometimes those mistakes can threaten to change the course of your life. If college admissions officers, landlords, or employers do a background check and learn that you have a criminal record, they might throw away your application before you can prove that you have been [...]
Whether it was a television or a pair of tennis shoes, a shoplifting arrest can be an embarrassing and incriminating stain on your criminal record. For many people, though, a shoplifting arrest is the result of a larger problem.