Man who confessed to attack in Oak Lawn was arrested (now he’s out)

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Following several alerts on Facebook this week about a man who confessed to one of the Oak Lawn attacks from the past few years we may finally feel a little at ease. The discussion started on the “Take Back Oak Lawn” Facebook Group and with many other residents in the gayborhood who have spotted him. He allegedly threatened or assaulted many people in the gayborhood and appears to be homeless hanging out and drinking in the broad daylight and being aggressive when asking for money at Cedar Springs businesses. Continue reading “Man who confessed to attack in Oak Lawn was arrested (now he’s out)”

Dallas City Council Approves Cite and Release Policy To Avoid Jail (at first) for Marijuana

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The Dallas City Council secured the votes they needed to get a win for a cite and release program to “free police officers to issue citations” to those possessing under four ounces of marijuana rather than arresting them.


This new policy basically lets people skip jail for small amounts of marijuana until they have a court date. If a police officer catches someone with under four ounces of pot, a police supervisor will be called to field-test it, weigh it, and transport it into evidence. The suspect provides a thumb print and signs a summons promising to attend an arraignment hearing at the Dallas County Courthouse at some point within the next two weeks. Continue reading “Dallas City Council Approves Cite and Release Policy To Avoid Jail (at first) for Marijuana”