The last time I checked with Andy Kahan’s site prior to the election, there were 172 people murdered in Harris County by felons released on bail by Democrat judges
A few months before the midterms, I blogged on the 172 Harris County victims of felons released on bail by Democrat judges.
Unsurprisingly, a number of others (including people who formed Political Action Committees (PACs)) and even a few main stream media sources (who published back-page, bottom-of-the-fold articles) came to notice.
The Houston Comical Chronicle even noticed the bullseye painted on the backs of Democrat catch-and-release judges
The Houston Comical Chronicle even pulled their heads out of their liberal holes to observe how victim families (including a number of historially-faithful Democrats) had banded together to stand against the catch-and-release Democrat judges.
Family members of slain residents gathered with three Republican Harris County constables outside of Commissioners Court Tuesday to drum up support for conservative judicial candidates and blast Democratic judges who they said are “soft on crime.”
The speakers, affiliated with the Stop Houston Murders PAC, blamed Democratic judges for rising homicide rates in Harris County at the beginning of the pandemic — a trend which played out similarly across the country. Homicide rates have fallen by 13 percent this year compared to the same point in 2021, according to data from the Harris County Office of County Administration.
“Last year, my brother was killed by criminals who were released from the revolving courthouse doors that Harris County Democratic judges have created,” said Aimee Castillo, speaking about her brother, Joshua Sandoval, who was killed during an attempted robbery in 2021, allegedly by a man released after posting a $5,000 bond on an evading arrest charge.
“Yesterday, the polls opened for early voting. The current soft-on-crime judges do not see a problem with the current catch-and-release system. Do not let your vote go to waste,” Castillo said.
State District Judge Jason Luong, who set Sandoval’s bail in the evading arrest case, lost his Democratic primary runoff in March.
The Stop Houston Murders PAC has raised nearly $2 million to support Republican judicial candidates, including substantial contributions from Richard Weekley, a major donor to Alexandra del Moral Mealer’s campaign for county judge.
(Read more — including liberal excuses — at the Houston Comical Chronicle)
It was within the comments a Bunkerville where I got prompted to this post
Due to a comment by Peter3NJ at Bunkerville, the point of “Where is the outrage” came to center stage.
Hence, I started looking to the articles that had only occupied the periphery of my blogging mind.
Therefore, the next few articles came to mind regarding the death, resurrection, and murder of decency in Harris County’s courts.
Murder suspect becomes wanted fugitive after million-dollar bond is substantially lowered and he gets freed
Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports on the murder suspect released after his bond got substantially reduced — only to become a fugitive from the law.
The District Attorney’s Office asked the court to deny Michael Richardson bond stating he’s a danger to the future safety of the community.
Still Richardson got bond, but then failed to show back up to court.
Since 1999, Richardson has been in and out of county jails and prisons.
“He has at least seven felony convictions,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers. “He just finished serving a 2-year stint for felon in possession of a weapon in TDCJ.”
Richardson was out of jail on bond for a new charge of felon in possession of a weapon when police say he shot and killed 53-year-old Gregory Wiltz on January 26, 2021.
It happened on Delaware at Fidelity on the east end. Richardson allegedly shot Wiltz to death while he sat in his vehicle.
Wiltz was popular store owner.
“Who evidently everybody knew, he was called a beloved figure in the neighborhood,” Kahan said.
(Read more at KRIV)
The good news is that this felon subsequently got picked up by ICE
In an update of this same story, KRIV told us that Richardson got picked up and detained by ICE (even though he is not an illegal alien).
After our story aired, we discovered Michael Richardson is being held at an ICE facility in Conroe.
It’s not clear yet why federal authorities are detaining him.
Odd how doing what turns out to be right is done by hook-or-crook during the Biden regime.
Speaking of odd things: why release the suspected murderer of a rap artist when so much points away from it?
Since Democrats seem so intent on worshipping celebrity, why do we find Democrat judges considering the release of felons (even those accused of murder)?
Why? Because Democrats have not suffered enough to stop their idiocy and start voting other-than-Democrat.
Bond set at $2 million for man suspected of killing rap artist “Takeoff”
Aptly-named Democrat site Revolt opens up on the bond set for the man caught on camera holding a rifle in one hand and a wine bottle in another while shooting unarmed rapper “Takeoff.”
The man suspected of killing Takeoff last month in Houston made his first appearance in court on Friday (Dec. 2).
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested by Houston police Thursday (Dec. 1) evening and has since been charged with murder. His arrest marks the second authorities have made in the case. Cameron Joshua, 22, was previously arrested on two counts of felony possession of a firearm. Joshua was supposedly at the gathering but is believed to have no connection to the actual shooting of Takeoff.
According to KTRK-TV, who obtained court documents, the evidence that led to Clark’s arrest includes video footage, license plate information from the car in which he left the scene, and fingerprints collected from a wine bottle he was seen holding.
It was also noted that the suspected gunman’s bond was set at $2 million and that he may have planned to skip town. Additionally, documents showed he purchased two plane tickets to Mexico and applied for an expedited passport. During his arrest, he was in possession of the passport and a large amount of cash. “So, we believe that he had plans or has plans to flee the jurisdiction if released on bond,” the judge said. Clark is currently being held in the Harris County Jail and is expected to return to court on Monday (Dec. 5).
(Read more at Revolt)
Surprise, bond was reduced by half for this guy
Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that bond was reduced by half for the suspected murder of “Takeoff.”
Bond has been lowered for Patrick Xavier Clark, the 33-year-old man charged in the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff, Judge Josh Hill ordered Wednesday.
Clark is accused in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of the Atlanta rapper, whose real name was Kirsnick Kari Ball, and was arrested a month later.
Clark’s initial bond was set at $2,000,000 but his legal team argued that amount was excessive. They filed a motion Tuesday asking for the bond to be reduced to $100,000. That request was declined; however, the new bond has been reduced to $1,000,000. One of the conditions of the order requires Clark to wear a GPS monitor that can be monitored in real time by the court and law enforcement.
The motion, which was filed by “attorneys on record” Letitia D. Quinones and Carl A. Moore, lays out a number of issues they would like to be taken into consideration.
Clark was identified by authorities as the triggerman who fired the fatal shots outside a downtown Houston bowling alley that claimed the life of Takeoff, who was an innocent bystander. The victim was part of the Grammy-winning group, which also includes family members Quavo and Offset. According to celebritynetworth.com, the megastar’s net worth was an estimated $26 million at the time of his death at the age of 28.
Money is one of the key issues noted in the reduction request.
According to the motion filed by Clark’s attorneys, Census data shows the accused killer’s family lives in a county where the median income is $65,000, therefore they can’t afford to pay bonding agencies the required $200,000 down payment.
The motion outlines, according to data, “it would take four years of income for the average person to raise the 10% cash deposit required to post bond as it is presently set.”
The motion states, due to this reason, the “applicant requests that bond be set at the reasonable amount of $100,000, which is comparable to other defendants similarly situated in Harris County.”
When Clark was taken into custody on Dec. 2, authorities found a passport, a Mexican itinerary and large amount of cash, which led them to believe he was possibly planning to flee the country. His attorneys said that was not the case.
(Read more at KPRC)
Maybe this will be the case that breaks a number of Democrat backs.
But then, maybe not.
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