Friday, June 24, 2016

Amusing agreement between the city, police union

Man of COPs fame eyes Texas Legislature



Ernesto Cortes is the man who 40 years ago built Communities Organized for Public Services, or COPS, into one of the most powerful community organizations in the U.S. Since then, Cortes has organized similar organizations that have won victories throughout the U.S. West. Now he’s initiating another ambitious effort — a statewide coalition to alter the political currents of the Texas Legislature.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Going after cyber bullies



An Alamo Heights student committed suicide last January after months of Internet taunts and insults – enough that law enforcement officials investigated the case as possible cyber bullying.

Last week, District Attorney Nico LaHood said no indictments would be sought because of a lack of evidence under current laws. State Sen. Jose Menendez says he wants to fix that in the next legislative session.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Transgenders using bathrooms is not the problem

This may surprise Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, but transgendered Texans have been using the bathrooms of their choice for a long time.

So how many assaults of innocent girls has this resulted in?

The Charlotte Observer, in the overheated state of North Carolina, recently conducted a thorough PolitiFact investigation into the question.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two Democrats in runoff to challenge sheriff



Four years ago, Republican Susan Pamerleau won election as the first female sheriff in Bexar County. She had no opponent in the Republican primary. Now two Democrats are in a runoff to challenge Pamerleau in November.

Early voting begins Monday and election day is a week from Tuesday. Both Democrats are veteran law enforcement officers and they are here this week to talk about the race.