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Understanding Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause is found in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It prohibits a person from being prosecuted twice for the same criminal offense and states, “nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” The United States Supreme Court […]
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violent crime blog

Understanding Violent Crime in Dallas

The Dallas Morning News reported on February 13, 2022, that violent crime was finally decreasing in the city. Dallas was bucking state and national trends.  While homicides went down by 13 percent in Dallas in 2021 compared with 2020, they rose in Austin by 86 percent, in San Antonio by 23 percent, and in Houston […]
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drug crime blog

Drugs Still Big Business in Dallas

On January 26, 2022, KDFW-TV reported that the Dallas Police Department along with local and federal partners announced a successful violent crime bust that targeted a Dallas gang. There were nearly two dozen arrests, and police seized cash, drugs, and weapons. Hamilton Park off Central Expressway and Forest Lane have a troubled history with crime. […]
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Dallas Police Officer Arrested for DWI

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for DWI

A Dallas police officer was relieved of his badge after being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on December 14. Officer Brandon Innes was arrested in Grand Prairie after somebody called 911 about a suspected drunken driver on Lake Ridge Parkway near Joe Pool Lake. Responding officers stopped Innes and took him into […]
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Marijuana Remains Problem

In Dallas Marijuana Remains Problem

On July 14, 2021, KDAF-TV reported that Senate Democrats unveiled a draft bill to decriminalize marijuana nationwide. The bill, introduced Wednesday by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, stops short of legalizing sales in all states but ends federal enforcement. It also aims to provide justice to minorities. Senate Democrats […]
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