- District Attorney Kim Ogg calls quoting statistics on her performance “hate speech”
The Houston Chronicle reports on the conflict between District Attorney Kim Ogg and Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamaldi.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s campaign on Tuesday criticized the Houston Police Officers Union president for a blog post soliciting donations to a political action committee with the goal of the prosecutor’s re-election defeat.
Ogg told union President Joe Gamaldi in a news release to “get with the program” of keeping residents safe. And she called his post, written for a Febuary 2020 issue of the HPOU publication “Badge & Gun,” a “misguided” attempt to get contributions via inflammatory rhetoric and “hate speech.”
“I ask Mr. Gamaldi to work along with us,” Ogg said. “Instead, he is trying to raise money and play election-year politics while being paid for working as a police officer. His efforts to undermine the District Attorney’s office, which is the people’s law firm in criminal court, does not make anyone safer. Evidence-based prosecution is the way to build community trust in law enforcement.”
Gamaldi responded to the press release on Twitter, criticizing Ogg’s supposed definition of hate speech and alleging — as he did in his blog — that she lets violent criminals off with easy sentences.
“According to DA,when pointing out her countless failures, it equals ‘hate speech,’” he tweeted.
He also challenged her to a debate.
“She should be much more concerned about the implosion of her office than what the union president has to say about her failures,” Gamaldi said in a phone call.
In her press statement attacking Gamaldi’s statements about her, Ogg said she considers law enforcement a partner in her fight to make Harris County safer.
The union’s blog post referenced Ogg and her management team as “nothing short of a train wreck.” He titled the article, “Kim Ogg must go! Here are the early stages of our coordinated Plan to defeat the most criminal-happy district attorney in history”.
“They have completely dismantled a once-proud office and contributed to a revolving-door justice system that reduces the safety of our officers, the community, and erodes the faith of the public in our criminal justice system,” he wrote.
Gamaldi said the union has already begun running targeted digital ads against Ogg and several judges, under the title “Harris County Deserves Better.”
The union this month endorsed its legal counsel, Mary Nan Huffman, in the Republican district attorney primary. It endorsed Todd Overstreet, a long-time criminal defense attorney, in the Democratic primary.
(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)
Thanks, Houston Chronicle for defanging Officer Gamaldi’s arguments by not quoting the statistics
Thanks to the Houston Chronicle for not including the tweets that provide the numbers on Kim Ogg’s failure (even going so far as to call it a blog post). Now I remember why I cancelled my subscription in 1996.
Since this a public safety issue, why didn’t you (Houston Chronicle) include Officer Gamaldi’s numbers on how many offenders Kim Ogg and the social justice judges have released to our streets?
To fill the hole left by the Houston Comical Houston Chronicle, I have included interviews, tweets, and tables that explain the facts.
- Listen to the Chris X show as he interviews Joe Gamaldi on the Kim Ogg situation
- Joe Gamaldi tweets statistics on Ogg failure
The tweets in this section are the tweets mentioned in the Chris X interview (and the blog post mentioned in the Houston Chronicle article). For all of the tweets, I have included both links to the original Joe Gamaldi tweets and pictures of those tweets (since Twitter has a habit of deleting tweets from conservatives when liberals like Ogg complain).
Because the third tweet is so central, I also took the information of the tweet (a graphic) and split it out into a larger graphic and a table. Hopefully, this will help more people get the information out.
Joe Gamaldi tweet 1 of 4
Joe Gamaldi tweet 2 of 4
Joe Gamaldi tweet 3 of 4
Because the graphic within Joe Gamaldi’s tweet may display a little blurred and because Twitter may delete the tweet, I have both included the graphic from the tweet below and transcribed the numbers of the graphic in a table.
In the event the tweets are deleted and graphics cannot be found, here are the stats
The following table provides the numbers of Mr. Gamaldi’s graphic.
|Sexual Assault (Agg & Non-Add, Sex Crimes Against Children)||305|
|Sexual Offender Offenses (Fail to Comply, Fail to Register)||46|
|Promotion / Compelling Prostitution (Human Trafficking)||35|
|Murder, Manslaughter, Solicitation of Capital Murder||92|
|Felony DWI (3rd Offense), DWI w/ a Child (Felony>, Other Felony DWI||1763|
|Felon Possession of Firearm, Felon Poss of Body Armor||303|
|Deadly Conduct, Disorderly Conduct (w/ a Weapon)||190|
|Child Porn (Possess / Distrib), Indecency w/ a Child, Online Solic of a Minor||639|
|Burglary of Habitation (including Armed Home Invasions)||512|
|Assault Against Public Servant, Disarming Police Officer||259|
Joe Gamaldi tweet 4 of 4
- Joe Gamaldi challenges Kim Ogg to a debate. Cricket imitations ensue.
- What happens when the county asks violent suspects to pay for their own ankle monitor?
In the following video by Houston ABC affiliate KTRK, a report explains how certain violent criminals have gamed the liberal judges by not paying for their ankle monitors.
- Ogg refused to fire her lieutenant until national pressure mounted
- The alternative to this free-the-criminals District Attorney
What alternatives do we have to Kim Ogg? The Houston Police Officers’ Union endorses both Democrat and Republican challengers to Ogg. However, as for myself, I will only include the endorsement of the Republican challenger. From my research, the Democrat challenger to Ogg promises to be worse than Ogg has been.