Friends-  This week I worked with good cops. They were honorable men and women doing their best to help our community. They are what cops should aspire to be. Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne is not a good cop. In fact, he is a complete and utter disgrace to his badge, his uniform and […]Continue reading

Friends – TCDLA President David Moore has penned an important, thought-provoking President’s Message in the September “Voice for the Defense”. As David’s message makes clear, history does not afford us the luxury of silence. In fact, as has been said, in times of moral crisis, silence is complicity. A number of years ago I read […]Continue reading

Friends – Its hard to watch Nazis march on Our streets. Even harder to watch our moronic, vile President defend them while the GOP stays mostly silent. But do not let Trump and these cowards get you down. Remember, Gandhi said, “All through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have […]Continue reading

Friends –  In 1927, Trump’s father was arrested in New York City at a Klan Rally. Trump’s father was there in support of the Klan. Years later, Trump and his father’s company was sued for housing discrimination. They would not rent to black people. Do you think Trump was raised in a racist household? It […]Continue reading

Friends –  Trump thanked Putin for throwing 700 US Embassy staff out of Moscow. THIS does not pass the smell test. Even the imbecile Trump, is not this stupid. His followers are, but he is not. There is no way that Trump appreciates Putin tossing out over 700 members of our Moscow Embassy. It is […]Continue reading

Friends –  In Harris County for years the misdemeanor judges systematically denied pr bonds. On misdemeanors they granted pr bonds on less than 10% of all Cases.  Poor people, unable to make surety bonds and denied pr bonds, were stuck in jail on misdemeanors. Daily, the poor would be brought to our 15 misdemeanor courts and […]Continue reading

Friends – You could not find two men who were more opposite. Robert Mueller is a graduate of Princeton University. He is an educated man. Trump is seemingly ignorant of domestic and world affairs. Mueller served as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War, receiving the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” for heroism and […]Continue reading

Friends- People said it could not happen here. They are wrong. Our country teeters on the brink of fascism.  If we are to remain free we must fight. We must speak out, demonstrate, protest and engage in non-violent civil disobedience. That is our right and our duty. We must stop Trump and his fascist supporters […]Continue reading

Friends- There are those that argue that Confederate symbols should be allowed and respected. They make compelling arguments. No doubt the Civil War was an American experience and the Confederacy was part of that experience. We should not whitewash our history to be PC.   Confederate symbols and history have their place in our museums, and […]Continue reading