Category: Society at Large

Brooks County, Texas: Ground Zero

Brooks County, Texas, is a sleepy rural county with more than its share of poverty.  You’d never suspect it was a hotbed of activity, but it is.  Federal law enforcement there boasts the nation’s busiest Border Patrol checkpoint.  It leads the nation in apprehension of undocumented migrants.  It seizes illegal drugs at a record pace.  National [..]

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“They Didn’t Read Me My [Miranda] Rights.” And?

Reading Your Rights To You After Arrest Is Not Required Miranda Is One Of The Best-Known U.S. Supreme Court Case Names “They didn’t read me my [Miranda] rights.” Sometimes Miranda is named; sometimes it’s not.  The Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona is so ingrained in the popular mind many people can actually name it [..]

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Police Accountability in Corpus Christi

CCPD Officer Arrested AGAIN for Assault 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 a family member.  One has to wonder whether police accountability exists or where it starts. Ironically, Cabello got into an altercation with yet another [..]

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Kitchen Certification

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 [..]

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