Posts Tagged ‘police’

Tasers: Homicide Vehicles

Static
A well-earned tip of the hat to Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, whose long-awaited decision on the April 18 cause of death of 24-year-old Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr. – who died shortly after being jolted tw...


LETSA Look Before Giving

Gayle Reaves
So you Back the Blue, you hand your pocket change through the car window to the firefighters passing the boot around at intersections – but what about all those calls and letters you get, asking for donations for this firemen...



KP Duty

KRISTIAN LIN
Unlike most of the local filmmakers I profile, John Venable is someone I’ve known for a long time. That’s because he’s a film critic for his own website, www.supercala.com, and I’ve chatted with him on o...


Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.



Same (Smelly) Song

Eastsiders say a local food processor is still stinking up their neighborhood.
ERIC GRIFFEY
When Bill Cole saw a “haz-mat” team in front of his Riverside-area auto repair shop last month, it brought back some pretty bad memories.


Shot Full of Blues

Two local men say police are ignoring a violent attack.
JEFF PRINCE
For someone with such a peaceful sounding name, Blue Riversong Taylor lives like a guy rushing headlong down the rapids of life.



Our Other Selves

Gayle Reaves
Shooting through thick glass into the narrow box of a prison interview cubicle, John Holbrook had few options as a photographer.


Shock to the Heart

A Fort Worth man says nearly a full minute of jolts from a police Taser have left him permanently — and perhaps fatally — damaged.
PETER GORMAN
When this story went to press, Steve Steen was still alive. But with a heart that’s functioning at roughly 10 percent of normal capacity, he’s barely hanging onto life these days.



Circular Track

Stepping off the curb earns a reporter eight years of threats but no day in court.
Jeff Prince
Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox.


Barton’s Bad Year

The Mansfield mayor’s sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Fort Worth’s suburban cities seem to have a real penchant for wacky political melodrama — dirty movie wars in Kennedale, endless infighting in White Settlement, an old-folks’ uprising in Haltom City.