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Austin, TX – Man punches cop and attempts to push him into traffic, FREE TO GO under Travis County “soft on crime” policies

When you remove the deterrent of jail and accountability, what kind of message are we sending to those who disregard the law and scoff at being arrested? Southern Longoria, 23, was arrested after he assaulted a police officer during a traffic stop when he attempted to charge at and push the officer into oncoming traffic.…
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Austin, TX – Revolving door of Travis County – drug dealer nabbed 4 times weeks apart, FREE TO GO under Travis County "soft on crime" policies

When you remove the deterrent of jail and accountability, what kind of message are we sending to those who disregard the law and scoff at being arrested? Quaylan Sewell was arrested in July for drug dealing and released released and FREE TO GO under Travis County’s “soft on crime” pretrial release policy. Two months later Sewell was arrested again…
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Hurricane Harvey wrecked Houston's bail system? Activist lawyer plays the blame game to cover for failing bail reform.

Bail activist lawyer’s “Hurricane Harvey” explanation as to why Houston’s bail system is a complete failure does not hold water. By Guest Columnist Jeff Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition The Texas Tribune published today an article on the state of affairs of the bail reforms in Harris County as a result of…
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Austin, TX – Pregnant woman robs bank at gunpoint, with fake gun, now FREE TO GO under Travis County "soft on crime" "PR" Bond

Stephanie Benavides, 23, was arrested for robbing a south Austin bank with a toy gun painted black – is now resting comfortably at home thanks to Travis County “soft on crime” pretrial release policy. According to the affidavit… Benavides robbed the Chase Bank on Stassney Lane in Austin on October 13, 2017 by gunpoint –…
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Austin, TX – Man violates woman's privacy by recording her in changing room now FREE TO GO under Travis County "soft on crime" "PR" Bond

Lorenzo Barranco Perfecto, 43, of Austin, was arrested for taking video and pictures of a woman undressing in a changing room at a retail clothing store. According to the affidavit… The victim “had undressed in one of the stalls” and “she observed male hands moving a pile of clothing around a cellphone.” Investigating further, it…
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Austin, TX – Stalker FREE TO GO under "soft on crime" pretrial release kills himself in victims home

Richard Thornton, 39, of Hutto, committed suicide in the home of his ex-girlfriend after being released by a municipal court judge earlier on charges of stalking the same victim. The Travis County Judge is now under fire for the release – done so under normal guidelines for Travis County’s “soft on crime” policies. Thornton had…
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Austin, TX – Airline passenger who attacked man, threatened to kill police officer FREE TO GO under "soft on crime" "PR" Bond

Aaron Sweeney, 28, of North Carolina, was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and assault on a public servant. The FBI is also involved and more federal charges may come due to the fact that the incident interfered with an airline flight. According to an arrest affidavit, police arrived on the scene after the flight…
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(Video) Houston, TX – New mother murdered days after boyfriend released on "bail reform" after beating her – claiming he could not afford bail

Robert Graves, 35, is now in jail, charged with assaulting a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, but things are getting much worse for Graves. Graves is now at the center of an investigation for the murder of Shanikia Johnson, 37, a new mother and HISD employee. Recently, Graves, who is the father of Johnson’s 2-week old…
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Austin, TX – Man arrested on possession of child pornography FREE TO GO under Travis County "soft on crime" "PR" Bond

Patrick James Tye, 25, of Austin, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography following an investigation by Austin police. Despite the initial bail setting of $100,000, Tye was released and FREE TO GO under Travis County’s “soft on crime” pretrial release policy. Tye was released on a “PR” Bond which requires nothing more than a signature…
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Pearland, TX – Woman who was convicted of killing Pearland officer was released prior in May on Harris County "soft on crime" "PR" Bond

Amber Willemsen, the woman who was convicted and sentenced to 32 years for the killing of a Pearland police officer by auto when she was intoxicated, had also been arrested less than two months prior on drug possession in Harris County. Willemsen was arrested on May 29 for drug possession and also had a prior…
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