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Police Accountability in Corpus Christi

Police Accountability in Corpus Christi

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 30 Nov 2015
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CCPD Officer Arrested AGAIN for Assault UPDATE: The now former CCPD officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for continuous family violence and other felonies on July 2, 2019. Corpus Christi Police Department Senior Officer Tommy Cabello was arrested Friday a second time for assault involving a family member.  His previous charge also involved […]
Kitchen Certification

Kitchen Certification

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 1 Oct 2015
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Imagine you run the public school systems’ kitchens throughout a state and have the title Executive Director of School Kitchens. You have a problem. The state legislature, the school board, and the public at large are expressing legitimate and serious concerns about whether your kitchens are providing safe food in sanitary conditions. Children have been […]
Body Cameras Key to Improving Police-Public Relations

Body Cameras Key to Improving Police-Public Relations

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 7 Sep 2015
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CCPD IS USING BODY CAMERAS, BUT THEY NEED MORE According to a report on KRIS-TV, approximately 1/3 of Corpus Christi Police Department uniformed officers are wearing body cameras.  The station’s look at the matter is superficial, but it’s good to know it’s being observed.  Mandatory bodycams’ time is NOW.  Bodycams are THE existing technology which has […]
Gory, Blood Draw Labor Day Weekend in Corpus Christi

Gory, Blood Draw Labor Day Weekend in Corpus Christi

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 6 Sep 2015
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YOU ARE BEING THREATENED BY THE DA The Nueces County District Attorney just threatened YOU in public fashion. The threat? You will be forcibly strapped down or held down by numerous cops, followed by having a “qualified” person forcibly jam a needle in your arm while you struggle, drawing as much blood as law enforcement believes they need.  If […]
“Open Warfare” Against Police? No

“Open Warfare” Against Police? No

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 31 Aug 2015
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Shocking and tragic news of Darren Goforth, a Texas deputy sheriff in uniform who was murdered in cold blood while pumping gas into his patrol car, has ignited passionate response. Thus far, the only suspected motive is the fact he was wearing a police uniform.  Only the most callous, fringe element would consider such a […]
CRIME SCENE DNA DOES NOT EQUAL GUILT

CRIME SCENE DNA DOES NOT EQUAL GUILT

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 28 Jul 2015
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Catching the Bad Guys Matters Gathering evidence to catch violent criminals is a vital function of police. Believe it or not, even criminal defense attorneys want police to be able to catch violent criminals. After all, criminal defense attorneys live in the same jurisdictions as everyone else and have loved ones who could be at […]
Terrorist or Criminal? What we call people matters.

Terrorist or Criminal? What we call people matters.

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 30 Jun 2015
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Words matter. Terms matter. The recent mass murder in a South Carolina church had racial implications, and some people consider the killer a “terrorist”. Our own federal government uses the term “domestic terrorist” for some criminal acts, but using such a term blurs the line between crime and terror and presents a huge problem. Crime […]
Invalid Driver Licenses, Part II – As of September 1, 2019, the surcharge program has been eliminated.  To the extent this blog addresses the disastrous effects of the surcharge screw, please disregard that part of it.

Invalid Driver Licenses, Part II – As of September 1, 2019, the surcharge program has been eliminated. To the extent this blog addresses the disastrous effects of the surcharge screw, please disregard that part of it.

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 1 May 2015
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OMNI Millions of people in Texas simply don’t show up to court or otherwise take care of their tickets. Reasons vary from forgetfulness to fear to outright defiance. Regardless of the reason, it creates a massive caseload of “old” tickets. Literally millions of unpaid/skipped-out-on-court tickets are outstanding in Texas. The sheer volume is so vast […]
Invalid Driver Licenses, Part I – As of September 1, 2019, the surcharge program has been eliminated.  To the extent this blog addresses the disastrous effects of the surcharge screw, please disregard that part of it.

Invalid Driver Licenses, Part I – As of September 1, 2019, the surcharge program has been eliminated. To the extent this blog addresses the disastrous effects of the surcharge screw, please disregard that part of it.

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 30 Mar 2015
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Legislators appear enamored with holding driver licenses hostage. When I started as a lawyer, I discovered at least 17 different ways people could lose their licenses. Licenses can be invalidated for not paying child support, non-payment of surcharges, conviction of possession of marijuana and other drugs, driving while license invalid, refusal to provide a breath […]
Institutionalized Bad Faith Forensics

Institutionalized Bad Faith Forensics

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 17 Feb 2015
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Crime “Labs” in America – Recipe for Corruption What’s worse in the criminal justice system: 1) institutionalized corruption of scientific integrity; or 2) an attempt to manipulate the situation to make it appear one believes scientific integrity is important? Crime lab scandals throughout the United States have become common, with even the vaunted FBI being […]