Imagine sitting in your own apartment, minding your own business, and a uniformed police officer enters your apartment, shoots and kills you, because they mistook YOUR apartment for theirs. Hard to even imagine something like this, but this is where we are in 2018.
On Thursday evening around 10 pm. a police officer with the Dallas PD walked into an apartment about a quarter-mile from the precinct she works at after she had just finished her shift. USA Today (@USAToday) reports, the officer then pulled out her firearm and shot and killed the man inside the apartment, who has been identified as 26-year old, Botham Shem Jean. Who was the legal resident of the apartment. Jean died at the hospital later on from his injuries.
Shown in photo: 26-year old Botham Shem Jean
Dallas PD has yet to release any more details about the shooting, including the officers’ identity, and how the f*ck did she not realize that she was in someone else’s apartment? Did you shop for the exact same furniture and decorate the exact same way? The Dallas PD said they were currently conducting an internal investigation. In the meantime, the officer is out on paid administrative leave.
Federal authorities have charged 57 members of several different white supremacist gangs in a large drug trafficking and kidnapping conspiracy based in the North Texas area. Police, Feds, and ATF agents arrested 42 of the gang members last week across the North Texas area, US Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said on Monday during a news conference. Nine others were already in custody for other crimes, and six more were still on the run, she said.
Dallas News.com (dallasnews) reports, the defendants are linked to several violent and racist prison gangs that include the Aryan Circle, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Peckerwoods, the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, and the Dirty White boys, the 55-page indictment says.
“These white supremacist hangs have long plagued our communities and prisons.” Nealy Cox said.
The conspiracy to sell methamphetamine cited in the indictment ran from October 2015 through April 2018 and employed “stash houses” to store the drug, according to the indictment. The indictment also includes charges related to heroin, firearms, and U47700, a potent synthetic opiod known as “Pink.”
Four of the defendants kidnapped a non-member in January over an alleged $600 drug debt and held him in Grand Prairie for several days during which they tortured him, Nealy Cox said. They put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him.
“Ultimately, the victim narrowly escaped with his life.” Nealy Cox said.
Agents seized about $376,500 in cash and intercepted more than 190 kilograms of methamphetamine along with 31 firearms as part of their investigation, Nealy Cox said.
There’s a good reason why some people live by the rule “never bring a first date to your house.” Obviously, Texas attorney Anthony Buzbee is not one of the people who live by that rule. He invited a woman into his home on a first date, and paid for it, big time.
BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) reports, Buzbee alleges that a woman destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art in his house, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, after getting drunk on a first date.
Prosecutors said in court Wednesday that 29-year old, Dallas court reporter, Lindy Lou Layman, was on a date with Buzbee on December 23rd when she allegedly went on the destructive spree. Buzbee told police that Layman became intoxicated, hid from him inside of his own $14 million mansion, and, when he tried to get her an Uber ride home, she started attacking his valuable art. Layman was charged with felony criminal mischief after allegedly tearing three paintings off the wall, pouring an unidentified liquid on them, and destroying two abstract sculptures by throwing them across the room. Prosecutors said two of the paintings alone were valued at about $500,000 apiece. The sculptures were worth about $20,000 apiece. Layman was released in lieu of $30,000 bail. This may be related, it may be unrelated, but I believe it’s worth noting that Buzbee is a Trump supporter, who once hosted a fundraiser for “The Donald” at his plush Texas mansion. Maybe the Lindy Lou Layman chick is not as crazy as I originally thought she was.
Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee of The BUZBEE Law Firm
After a statement by Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones about benching players who “disrespects the flag” by not standing during the National Anthem, a Dallas union has filed charges against the billionaire claiming he is in violation of The National Labor Relations Act.
The Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) reports that local 100 United Labor Unions filed an 8a1 and 8a3 charge with the Fort Worth regional office of The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claiming Jones is attempting to coerce, intimidate or threaten workers for their ‘concerted activity’, the union wrote on it’s website Wednesday.
“Recently Jones has done this repeatedly and publicly in threatening to fire any workers involved in such activity. It has been established by National Football League statements and rules that there is no condition of work that requires players to stand during the Anthem.” The union added “Jones, through his efforts to bully his playing workforce is attempting to unilaterally establish a previously non-existent condition of work.”