By Stephen Young, Dallas Observer
When now Dallas County District Judge Brandon Birmingham started working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office’s cold case unit, one set of files that was forbidden fruit, even for the highest ranking members of the office.
“There, in the warehouse of the DA’s office in a corner, was the file that we were never allowed to touch, the file of Jack Ruby,” Birmingham said Wednesday night at Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum. “I was always very curious about why that was, what was in there. There was just this mystique about it.” Read More
By FOX4News.com Staff
Bail has been the answer to make sure someone arrested and charged with a crime can get out of jail and will still show up for trial. But a bill co-authored by Republican Senator Rand Paul and Democrat Senator Kamala Harris seeks to encourage states to eliminate the money secured bail system.
By FOX4News.com Staff
The Dallas County District Attorney’s AIM program provides a second chance for young inmates.
The AIM program, which stands for “Achieve Inspire Motivate”, gives young offenders the chance to complete certain classes. It targets young people who are in prison for non-violent offenses. After graduating from AIM, the participant’s case will be dismissed and immediately expunged. Read More
DALLAS, TX – July 10, 2017: America watched as Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was shot point-blank by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963, at the Dallas Police headquarters as he was being transferred to the Dallas County Jail. This was the first murder broadcast live on American television. In the emotional aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, Ruby’s case was rushed to trial. Held just months later, Ruby’s trial was hailed by news media as “the trial of the century.”
By DALLAS (CBS11)
Monday in Dallas County, justice was served in the form of second chances.
A diversion court program called AIM, which stands for Achieve Inspire Motivate, graduated its first five participants.
James Reddic was among them.
“I’m just glad to be free,” said Reddic, now 20. He was 17 when he made what he freely calls a stupid mistake. For three years the felony indictment has been both a burden and a roadblock. “I was struggling to get a job, couldn’t even get a basic job,” explained Reddic. Read More
By DriveSavers Blog
In 2013, DriveSavers digital forensic team helped solve the murder of a Texas teen, Shania Gray. Last week, two more events took place to help bring closure for Shania’s family, friends and loved ones. Read More
By Kenny Green, Carrollton Leader
A Mesquite mother can rest easier thanks to the generosity of several police associations and a Dallas County judge.
The groups came together to help purchase a headstone for a teenager murdered four years ago. Read More