The topic of guns is all over the news, whether they are being used as props of democracy and freedom or props of violence and destruction. Somehow, "gun nuts" actually found a way to be gun-nuttier when they thought it was a good idea to walk into public spaces across Texas such as Chipotle and Chi ... More >>
Craig Watson had seen his share of hard times since leaving the military. The 51-year-old was homeless, chronically unemployed and isolated from his family, who live 1,000 miles away in Florida. Still, things had been looking up as of late. He'd been in contact with the Veterans Administration, whi ... More >>
By now, you've likely heard about Ezekiel Gilbert, the 28-year-old San Antonio man who was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of Lenora Ivie Frago. In case you've somehow missed it: Gilbert met 23-year-old Frago on Craigslist on Christmas Eve 2009. She came over to his house and he paid her ... More >>
Dallas police had a busy weekend, as they always do. There were lots of reports of petty theft, minor assaults, and traffic accidents. There were also these gems, pulled from the weekend's police reports: Saturday, 2:30 a.m.: Michael Stewart, 46, told police he had arranged an all-male threesome wi ... More >>
Early this morning at about 3 a.m., passersby in a Main Street parking garage became concerned when they spotted a young man walking about, allegedly waving an AK-47 in the air. They called police who, as first reported by the Morning News, confirmed that, yes, there was indeed a man with an AK at t ... More >>
Yesterday, when it came out that the guy who said he had been injured by a hit-and-run driver during a midnight jog had actually been attempting to blow up a natural gas main (the shrapnel was a dead giveaway), people went bat shit. My Twitter feed exploded (figuratively) when the news came out and ... More >>
Is this you?In the words of the great, would-be time traveler Kip Dynamite: We "love technology."And we do. Let's be honest: Music fans of today have it a bajillionty times better than the generation previous to this current, wireless point in time. Blogs, mp3s, iTunes, Myspace, Facebook and eve ... More >>
The family of a dead teenage girl might disagree, even if the justice system didn't.
Via.So long as we can still get one of theseAn edict from the Justice Department to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives paved the way Monday for tighter regulation of repeat purchases of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines in border states. The feds' f ... More >>
Don Hardge says he bought his AK for $50 from a crackhead.On Fourth of July weekend in 2008, Don "Dunn" Hardge, an 18-year-old member of Dallas's DFW Mafia gang, stashed his AK-47 in his friend's trunk and walked into an Oak Cliff club. It was a sticky night, made stickier by the presence of near ... More >>
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