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 >>
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 >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.
Craig Miller, now of the DISD PDCraig 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 >>
On Monday I recounted my late-night, pepper-spray-scented trip to Lowest Greenville Avenue. Since then, I've been trying to get some response from Dallas Police Department. But yesterday DPD spokesperson Janice Crowther said, in short, there was nothing to respond to: She told Unfair Park that if ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDallas Police Chief David BrownIt'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 >>
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 >>
Cars DiecastWe'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
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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 >>
It's not just us; two state legislative committees find a culture of corruption at City Hall.
A former DPD assistant chief over narcotics says she was made a patsy by the city
Dallas City Hall thumbs nose, gives Bronx cheer to Legislature
Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was
Oh, it's so scary when they name a new chief
In a bungled hunt for a killer, police wreck the life of an innocent
Buzz sheds a tear for 2003
What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs
A Dallas neighborhood fights crime using placards and protests
Two UTA students make a wrong turn, end up jailed in Arlington
City manager fires chief, finds self in hell
Police department problems aren't black, white or brown
Welcome to America's crime capital
Bill Hill opens up--a bit--about the fake-drug scandal and Dallas police problems
It's good news for bad people as low morale saps Dallas cops' will to work
Plus: Naked Ladies, Gayle Force, Police Story
Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.
The Dallas Morning News sends a crack team to make sure a big story doesn't get covered
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
Complaints of racism, dirty politics, and other fishy business simply roll off Denton County's Teflon sheriff, Weldon Lucas
You have the right to remain silent...later
Dallas' supposed paramedic shortage isn't all it's cracked up to be
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.
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.
After ignoring a 1979 ordinance guaranteeing pay parity among firefighters and police officers, Dallas may owe as much as $150 million
Legislators try to rein in bounty hunters
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
The Texas Troubadour's Fatal Rendezvous and other amazing stories from the police department's cold case squad
David Pasztor unravels a tangeled tale of death and international intrigue
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