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Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • Recently, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chose to send one of their agent s undercover as a trucker in North Texas. The agent arrived at the Craig Patty truck company ready to make a trek in his big rig, just like all other employees. Patty Craig’s main job is to use their vehicle’s to haul sand for hydraulic fracturing operations, but many of the vehicles were also smuggling ...
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  • Some of the most dangerous drug cartels work in Mexico right underneath the Texas border, bringing drugs up into the United States. According to the New York Daily News, more and more investigators are growing concerned as they find dismembered bodies strewn across the trail that these drug cartels normally take. Like a trail of breadcrumbs from Hansel and Gretel, the cartel leaders litter limbs ...
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  • It’s a great thing to help people avoid home foreclosure, but not when a criminal ploy is the means used to get there. According to the Plano Star, five men were indicted on Friday, July 13 th, as part of a foreclosure-rescue scheme that involved turning homes at risk into marijuana plants. Four of the men caught were related, and were working alongside an Englishman to lessen the amount of ...
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  • In the state of Texas, the penal code allows that a felony can be punished as a misdemeanor under certain circumstances. In Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code, it says that those who are convicted of a state jail felony can sometimes be given confinement permissible for a Class A misdemeanor. In order to get this less-harsh sentence, a criminal must meet a specific requirement list. The court must ...
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  • Attention Deficit Disorder is a minor disability that affects people’s ability to pay attention for long amounts of time. Children who have this disorder often struggle in school because they are unable to focus in class, and cannot work through homework without getting frustrated and scatterbrained. Sometimes ADD children and adults will be hyperactive and impulsive. Because ADD and ADHD ...
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  • Aaron Stefanksi is a 29-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but he recently became a news-celebrity when he was caught strapping his children to the roof of his car while intoxicated. The northern Indiana man was charged in a court with driving three blocks while his four children were strapped to the hood of the car. He was severely impaired by alcohol at the time. The man accepted a plea bargain ...
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  • Jerry Alan Bottorff is a suspect awaiting trial for several crimes. According to court documents, the supposed criminal is accused of murder-for-hire, conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, and an offense with a firearm. His trial was set to begin on July 9 th, 2012 and both the defending and prosecuting parties have known about the court date for at least four months now. However, Bottorff and his ...
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  • Henry Marin was a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles, California, but he will probably lose his job due to the fact that he now faces two years in a courthouse jail. His crime involves the most unlikely of objects- a burrito. According to The Los Angeles Times report, Marin attempted to smuggle heroin into a courthouse jail inside of a bean and cheese burrito, but was found out and tried ...
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  • DUI crashes can be devastating and debilitating. One child from San Diego, California, lost his ability to use his limbs due to the careless abandon of an intoxicated driver. The Sacramento Bee writes that little Izaiah, who is now 3 years old, was being pushed in a stroller by his grandfather while they were out enjoying the pleasant weather in San Diego. Suddenly, without warning, the stroller ...
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  • Did you know that the government has set up a special screening tool, just for men and women who think that they deserve disability benefits? The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool, also called BEST, is an online method that can show you the benefits administered by Social Security and let you know whether or not they apply to you. After answering the questions in the survey, this ...
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  • When men and women are sentenced to prison, they know that their new life won’t be one of comfort. But at the same time, prisoners shouldn’t be subject to gross discomfort of a life of intense suffering. According to the New York Times, Texas state prisoners are often wilting in the intense heat of the buildings, which don’t have air conditioning to evade the scorching summer ...
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