Month: October 2017

Exposing the Dangers of Taxpayer Funded Pretrial Release

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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