Posts Tagged ‘police’
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being White

KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Once in the late 1970s, I was returning home on foot from a night of as much debauchery as I, a poor college student, could then afford, when I was stopped — it was about 8 a.m. — by a representative of the law. He waved me...


CHRIS GORRIE (courtesy FWPD)

Fort Worth Welcomes Gay Cops

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth police detective Chris Gorrie identifies himself as gay on a YouTube video to let others know that a gay man can work at the Fort Worth police force and be supported by his peers, or at least not have to endure confr...



DAVID DEWHURST

David Dewhurst Learns (Wrong) Lesson

Jeff Prince
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s recent foot-in-mouth moment, when he was recorded trying to use his name and position to bully an Allen police officer into giving a relative special treatment, taught the Texas Republican an imp...


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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Yanks Allen Police’s Chain For Relative’s Sake

Jeff Prince
There is no reality television program on this evening that’s more simultaneously entertaining, fascinating, painful, and off-putting than this just-now-blowing-up recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst throwing his weight...



DEBORA AND DON YOUNG ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF A NATIVE PRAIRIE YARD. (jeff prince file photo from 2006)

Mad Wacker Loose In Fort Worth; Hide Your Milkweed

Jeff Prince
Nobody is prouder of their front yard than Don and Debora Young, East Side environmentalists and unofficial caretakers of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Their yard is a canvas of native grasses and wildflowers that represent how the...


MARK AND CINDY BOLING'S PET DOG LILY WAS SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN 2012. (Facebook photo from Cindy Boling)

Update On Lily The Slain Border Collie

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static discusses the police shooting of Lily the border collie, and the training program and potential legislation that were prompted by that tragedy. Mark and Cindy Boling weren’t available for comment ...



(Flickr photo by Capitan Gioni)

Back Page Ads Prompt Police Stings

Jeff Prince
The Weatherford Democrat published an article about a prostitution sting that netted five arrests this week, and police shared credit with Fort Worth Weekly…kind of. The Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit said they...


A Potpourri of Poisons

Fake pot and other synthetic “drugs” are causing real harm.
JEFF PRINCE
Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She went into seizure on Jan. 23 in Los Angeles, and a friend’s 911...



Rising Up

A lost generation finds its place in North Texas protests — and in the fast-spreading Occupy movement.
STEVE WATKINS
Everyone was talking at once, and everyone was passionate — mostly about the same thing. But they weren’t getting anywhere on basic questions like where people would camp. Finally, a waifish 23-year-old stood up and admonis...


Bad Dad?

In his new book, the Star-T watchdog recounts a personal episode that led to global notoriety.
BETTY BRINK
Bad dad? Naaah. Frustrated dad? Angry dad? “I’m gonna teach this smart-mouth kid a lesson” dad? Oh, yes. Anyone who’s ever raised a child has been there. But “bad” Dave Lieber is not. By all accounts, Lieber is a re...