The Legal and Financial Consequences of a Texas Identity Theft Conviction
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It’s been reported that From 2008 through 2014 , Harris County Grand juries no-billed 121 consecutive cases where cops were involved in shootings. ( see Houston Chronicle 12-24-14, ” Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting”)
That our Grand Jury system is rigged in favor of cops who shoot us is undeniable.
That the cops on the street know they have a blank check to shoot anyone they damn well please, is self evident.
The country is waking up to the abuse of the Grand jury system. Ferguson and NYC Have brought to light the ugly truth.
This is NOT an issue that we can afford to ignore any longer. We daily edge closer to becoming a police state. When we allow cops to shoot without consequences, we encourage cops to shoot.
In Harris County, the DAs Office has for over a decade guaranteed bad cops Safe passage. And at whose expense?
Tonight, in Harris County, if you go out and a cop shoots you- He will be no billed. He knows it. Giving cops a license to kill is a extraordinary mistake. We have the DAs Office to blame for this dangerous scenario. Had the DAs office not protected every shooting cop, at the expense of the citizens, 121 cops in a row would never have been no billed.
So go home, Lock your doors, Climb under your bed, hold your teddy bear close and hope the cops don’t come in and shoot you. If the cops do come in and shoot you, In Harris County, the cops will be no billed. They will have acted in ” fear for their life from you and your teddy bear” and they will walk.
What is patently obvious is that it is statistically impossible for there to have been 121 good cop shootings in a row. Anyone claiming otherwise, is delusional. That grand juries said there were 121 good cop shootings, does not make it so. What is far more likely, is that some of those 121 shootings were not good cop shootings. What is far more likely, is that some of those 121 were not justified. And if they were not justified what does that mean?
It means that thanks to our DAs office, in all probability, in Harris County cops have gotten away with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon or Murder.
There is no statute of limitations for murder. While they deny it, it is evident that for a decade the DAs office ignored its duty to the citizens in favor of its relationship with the cops. While the DAs office was busy protecting cops who were shooting us, who was protecting those of us that we’re getting shot? NOBODY!!!
The DAs office has proven that it cannot be trusted to prosecute cops that shoot. So what is the solution?
A special prosecutor should be appointed to review all 121 shootings.
Special attention should be paid to every case wherein the police shot and killed someone.
Either the Da steps forward and seeks a special prosecutor to review or a federal lawsuit must be filed. As those cases were obviously not previously properly reviewed, justice demands that they now be properly reviewed.
If there were wrongful shootings then there were victims of these wrongful shootings. The VICTIMS of these wrongful police shootings deserve to have all of these shootings properly reviewed.
In protecting the police, the DAs office has endangered all of us. We are not safe. It is more than likely that there are men with badges and guns who have murdered someone in our community. If they exist, they walk free. If they got away with murder once, there is nothing to stop them from doing it again.
121 good cop shootings in a row?
That’s not what happened. If we want the truth, we will have to demand it. Those who we entrusted to protect us from rogue cops failed us. They protected the rogue cops and left everyone of us in harms way.
Good Luck. ( and don’t make any furtive movements)
Note: the original number I had was 288 cop shootings in a row. Whether the number is 288 or 121, doesn’t really matter. Either way that’s too many cops shooting too many of us. Either way that’s too many cops getting away with bloody murder. The DAO may blame the
Grand Jury. I don’t accept that. The Grand Jury rubber stamps what the DAO wants. The DAO presented every cop shooting case that was no billed. The DAO adopts a pro Defense position when presenting cop cases. We all know it. Then they hid behind the grand jury secrecy and blame the grand jury. The Buck Stops At the DAO door.
Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.
The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.
Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.
The client, a young Black male, was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.
Client was accused of knocking disruptive student against the wall. Videotape of incident was obtained. Witnessed located and interviewed. On the day of trial, case was dismissed
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