Month: September 2017

Exposing the Dangers of Taxpayer Funded Pretrial Release

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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Harris County, TX – "Criminal Justice Reform" FREE TO GO release blotter 9/10/17

What does Judge Rosenthal’s “soft on crime” policy look like in Harris County?  See for yourself… In a move that borders gross judicial overreach, the Texas judiciary continues to legislate from the bench – even as offenders are laughing and dancing their way out of the court room (literally) after being released and FREE TO GO unaccountable…
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Houston, TX – Looter arrested was released 10 separate times this year under Harris' "soft on crime" reform

What does Judge Rosenthal’s “soft on crime” policy look like in Harris County?  See for yourself… Abdu Wiley, 25, was arrested for looting a liquor store on Aug 30 – arrested within minutes of allegedly committing the crime. Wiley, a frequent flyer of the Texas criminal justice system, has been arrested 10 other times in…
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Harris County, TX – New Harris "public safety risk assessment" hard at work releasing offenders

It took only 17 days for Harris County officials and judges to realize that there are serious safety concerns when offenders are released on nothing more than a “promise to appear” just because they say they are poor. An April ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal required the release of qualifying defendants who…
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