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
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DALLAS (AP) – Johnathan Monroe has a dream.The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/21cj3F0 ) reports it starts with getting his associate degree in business administration from El Centro Community College. A bachelor’s degree in marketing from a local university follows. And then one day, after years of paying dues and saving his money, he envisions opening his own advertising firm.“Working for other people is fine,” said Monroe, 18. “But I want to be my own boss. When it’s your business, you’re getting out everything you put into it. Read More
By FOX4News.com Staff
A Dallas County judge is presiding over a special kind or court that gives ‘second chances’ and may be the only one of its kind in the country.
The goal is to inspire and motivate positive change in the largest portion of young people that are clogging up the courts — 18- to 24-year-olds.
The program takes place after indictment and before conviction. The chosen few who are successful will have their felony records expunged. Read More
By Jillian Beck
As Texas celebrates its inaugural Jury Appreciation Week, we asked judges and district clerks across the state to describe why they believe jury service is important.
By Jennifer Emily, Writer, Dallas News
Justin Bieber made a court appearance in Dallas last week.
So, the Biebs didn’t show up in person. But one of his songs was front and center.
State District Judge Brandon Birmingham brought his guitar on the bench and played “Love Yourself” for high school students visiting with their church. All the kids attend Lincoln High School and several are singers.
Criminal district court judge and former Dallas County prosecutor Brandon Birmingham is in to talk about the mistrial. Read More
By Sarah Mervosh, Dallas News
State District Judge Jennifer Bennett was at the State Fair of Texas this fall, watching a horse show near the petting zoo, when she got a call from a detective who needed a warrant signed.
Yes, it was after work. And yes, she was busy. Still, the judge made her to way to the edge of the fair, plopped down on a curb and waited for the detective to arrive with the paperwork.
By Fox4News.com Staff
What’s happening in Baltimore is being felt by police departments across the country.
“I’ve had lots of conversations over the last two weeks with a lot of rank and file officers and officers are like this is not what I signed up for they’re looking to get out,” says Pete Schulte. “It’s that bad. In the 17 years I’ve been an officer, I’ve never seen morale this bad across the board.”
Pete Schulte is a Reserve Deputy and a criminal defense attorney is publicly saying what many police officers all across North Texas won’t say. That they believe they are now being perceived as public enemy number one.