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    October 23, 2014

    Escorted by Cops, Protesters Flooded Downtown Dallas Last Night to Decry Police Brutality

    Marchers, about 50 strong, walked from Founder's Square, down the right lane of Main Street, to Main Street Garden last night in protest of police brutality, which in Dallas and nationwide disproportionately affects blacks. Chants of "indict, convict, put those killer cops in jail, the whole damn sy ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Alex Jones Meets Barney Fife at Dealey Plaza: History in the Making or Just Another Show?

    I have a column coming up in this week's newspaper calling Austin radio personality Alex Jones a "Jeremiah," which is supposed to be a good thing -- that is, a prophet calling to awaken his people from their slumber and corruption. But I admit, it's a tough swallow, even for me. The good things abo ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Dallas Police Arrest Alan Mason, Their "Person of Interest" in South Dallas' Serial Rape Case

    The Dallas and Arlington Police Departments have found Alan Mason, who they're calling a "person of interest" in the serial rapist case that's been haunting the Fair Park area this summer. Mason's arrest comes after two more victims of sexual assault came forward this week. The most recent victim t ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    In the Boy Scouts' Police-in-Training Program, a History of Abuse

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.

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    October 3, 2011

    Dallas ISD's New Chief of Police Is a Very Familiar Name: Craig Miller of the DPD

    Craig Miller, now of the DISD PD​Craig Miller's one of the most visible members of the Dallas Police Department -- has been for years, as Miller served as commander of the Dallas PD's Homicide Unit, its narcotics unit and then as its deputy chief over Crimes Against Persons. Whenever there's a hom ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    On Father's Day, DPD Chief David Brown Loses Son in Circumstances That Remain Unclear

    Patrick MichelsDallas Police Chief David Brown​It's unusual for Dallas City Hall to send word of a briefing involving the Dallas Police Department, but last night, a little after 10, Frank Librio notified the media of a briefing scheduled for 11:15 p.m. concerning "the incident in Lancaster." By n ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    NY Times Takes on DPD's "Noxious Practice" of Ticketing Non-English Speaking Drivers

    ​This morning, The New York Times' editorial page insists the tale of Ernestina Mondragon, the first of 39 drivers ticketed by Dallas police for not speaking English to speak up, is merely a symptom of a larger issue: "how local police departments should deal with recent immigrants." (And, no, the ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    DPD Cars to Go Back in Black-and-White

    Cars Diecast​We're, oh, about four hours away from getting a sneak peek at the new Dallas Police Department cars -- that's when the city council's Public Safety Committee treks down to the DPD Basic Training Center for the unveiling of the new ride that's been parked in the HQ basement for the pas ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Dallas Police Department to Receive $8.9 Million in Federal Money to Back the Blue

    ​Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder held a press conference this morning during which they doled out $1 billion in federal money to back the blue. And from the look of the list of cities due to receive Community Oriented Policing Services grants, Dallas fared pretty, pretty ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Dallas City Council to Consider Proposal For Dealing With High-Crime Apartments

    Tomorrow, the Dallas City Council will vote on an ordinance that targets "apartment complexes with excessive crime rates," as the council considers revising Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code, which deals with code compliance in multi-tenant units. It's an extensive overhaul that was first presented ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    Keys to the Jail

    There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care

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    March 17, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    Texas Concealed Gun Laws Loosen

    Have a gun? Feel free to travel.

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    August 30, 2007
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    February 26, 2007

    SMU Top Cop Going to Afghanistan. Not For Spring Break, Either.

    Michael Snellgrove, SMU's chief of police, is taking his law-enforcing to Afghanistan. Fewer sorority girls, probably. This definitely doesn't count as a promotion: SMU's Daily Campus had a piece late last week about Michael Snellgrove, who, for the past four years, has been the university's police ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007
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    February 15, 2007
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    March 9, 2006


    It's not just us; two state legislative committees find a culture of corruption at City Hall.

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    June 30, 2005

    Blame the Other Guys

    A former DPD assistant chief over narcotics says she was made a patsy by the city

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    June 16, 2005

    Stuff It

    Dallas City Hall thumbs nose, gives Bronx cheer to Legislature

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    May 26, 2005

    Rent a Cop

    Or else

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    December 30, 2004

    Monkey Business

    Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was

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    May 20, 2004

    Please, Not a Nut

    Oh, it's so scary when they name a new chief

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    March 4, 2004

    The Wrong Guy

    In a bungled hunt for a killer, police wreck the life of an innocent

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    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

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    December 11, 2003

    Fake Justice

    What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs

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    November 20, 2003
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    November 20, 2003
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    November 13, 2003

    Crack Alley

    A Dallas neighborhood fights crime using placards and protests

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    September 25, 2003

    A Texas Welcome

    Two UTA students make a wrong turn, end up jailed in Arlington

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    September 18, 2003
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    September 4, 2003

    Ted's Excellent Adventure

    City manager fires chief, finds self in hell

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    July 31, 2003

    No. 1 With a Bullet

    Welcome to America's crime capital

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    March 20, 2003

    The DA Speaks

    Bill Hill opens up--a bit--about the fake-drug scandal and Dallas police problems

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    March 13, 2003

    Ticket to Ride

    It's good news for bad people as low morale saps Dallas cops' will to work

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    November 14, 2002

    The Rapist

    Plus: Naked Ladies, Gayle Force, Police Story

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    May 2, 2002

    Dirty or Duped?

    Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.

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    April 26, 2001

    See No News, Print No News

    The Dallas Morning News sends a crack team to make sure a big story doesn't get covered

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    March 8, 2001

    Dr. Cop

    John Mullen is a modern-day action hero straight out of television, a full-time emergency room physician who fights crime and solves murders on the side

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    September 14, 2000

    The Untouchable

    Complaints of racism, dirty politics, and other fishy business simply roll off Denton County's Teflon sheriff, Weldon Lucas

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    September 7, 2000

    Contempt of Cop

    You have the right to remain silent...later

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    July 27, 2000

    Crying wolf

    Dallas' supposed paramedic shortage isn't all it's cracked up to be

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    April 27, 2000

    Fallen Angel

    True-crime author Barbara Davis fought hard to redeem Darlie Routier's reputation. Now she's caught in her own bizarre web of death, drugs, and family hatreds.

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    February 24, 2000

    Hot and bothered

    The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.

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    May 27, 1999

    Big-time payback

    After ignoring a 1979 ordinance guaranteeing pay parity among firefighters and police officers, Dallas may owe as much as $150 million

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    April 15, 1999

    Bad boys

    Legislators try to rein in bounty hunters

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    May 21, 1998

    Toy boy

    Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams lusts for helicopters, Chevy Tahoes, and machine guns, but in the hands of used car parts baron Ed Max, Williams is the ultimate cop toy

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    April 9, 1998

    Dallas Confidential

    The Texas Troubadour's Fatal Rendezvous and other amazing stories from the police department's cold case squad

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    November 16, 1995

    The Chief, the Scotsman, the Swindler, and the Killer

    David Pasztor unravels a tangeled tale of death and international intrigue

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    May 25, 1995

    Archer County Justice

    When a sheriff had sex with a criminal suspect, he called it an indiscretion. She called it rape. and a dallas federal judge called it a $2 million outrage

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