Posts Tagged ‘crime’
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Arlington Police: No Justice

Several current and former officers say APD refuses to ruffle feathers — even if one of its own is in trouble.
Steve Watkins
On a sunny October day in 2011, Paul Balson watched out the window of his Arlington home as a car with three men in it circled the block. On the third pass they pulled up to the curb in front, got out, and purposefully started ...


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A Tragedy of Errors

New book Dateline Purgatory argues for Darlie Routier’s innocence.
Margaret Allyson
Darlie Routier. If you remember her at all, you’re probably seeing the same mental image that most of us have: a young, attractive blonde woman chewing gum and spraying Silly String onto the new graves of her little boys. She...



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Rising Up

Advocates say most prostitutes are victims of sex trafficking — and that’s how police and the public should view the problem.
SARAH ANGLE W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
Arletta Grant doesn’t remember a lot about that time in her life. “I blocked it out,” she said. But some things she can’t forget: “At nighttime, he would make me come into his room.” “He” was an older male cousi...


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Days of Shame

In a new book, Fort Worth’s E.R. Bills shines a light on the 1910 Slocum Massacre.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Nobody really knows why a group of white men went on a killing spree in the small East Texas town of Slocum in 1910. And until recently, nobody seemed to want to remember the shameful incident. Erroneously reported by some news...



Standard Parking employees collect parking fees on city lots in the Cultural District. Jeff Price

Insult to Injury

Parking fees at Will Rogers are irksome. Stolen fees are worse.
JEFF PRINCE
Thievery has been reported at the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking lot. How much money is missing? That’s hard to say. City officials don’t want to talk about it. Neither do officials at Standard Parking, the vendor that...


1919 Fight Tragic But Not Shocking

Anthony Mariani
There’s no doubt that the Near South Side is in flux. As the neighborhood continues its transformation from an urban wasteland into a bona fide cultural district, the attendant growing pains will become more intense. Seemingl...



Breaking News: Lege Does Good

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It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...


Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...



The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
TASHA HAYTON
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...


Shell Game

A crime-district power grab was carefully planned.
JEFF PRINCE
Six months after the Fort Worth City Council took control of a $50 million tax-supported crime prevention fund, local watchdogs are still growling over the move, vowing to make sure the council doesn’t drain the fund to help ...