“Police grab drugs in ‘traffic stop.'”
You hear and read these headlines all the time. I almost always chuckle when I see these stories. Why? Because the traffic stop, such as it is, usually is something of a ruse. 215 more words
There’s a certain justice in the selection of Tom Mechler to lead the Texas Republican Party.
Mechler is from Amarillo, the unofficial “capital” of the Texas Panhandle, which is the unofficial capital of the Texas conservative movement that is so tightly bound to the Republican Party. 291 more words
A report out of a tiny Texas Panhandle town makes me wonder whether I should laugh … or laugh harder.
It goes something like this: The police chief of Estelline has been charged with official oppression, ordered to surrender his peace officer’s license and now faces prosecution on charges that he threatened and terrorized two female motorists passing through his town of 130 residents. 220 more words