Tag Archive: jail

Apr 06 2014

Gregg County Sheriff, LPD arrest delinquent parents

Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano and Longview Police Chief Don Dingler have arrested 10 Gregg County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Today’s sweep was conducted in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division. The effort focused on parents who were the subjects of arrest warrants because of …

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Sep 29 2013

We are what we worship

There are some religions in the Orient that follow practices that are condemned by Scripture and society. A member of one of them was jailed for robbery and murder which was part of his “faith.” While imprisoned he was visited by a missionary who shared with him the message of salvation. After he accepted Christ, …

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Sep 07 2013

Don’t embarrass authority:Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.

Tell us stuff we need to know, And soon it’s off to jail you’ll go. Don’t get fooled by terms like “classified secrets” or “aiding the enemy.” They just cover up the darker sides of our national security state. Pointing out that the emperor is naked isn’t dangerous. But it does leave governments (and corporations) …

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May 04 2013

Making poverty a crime

Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dickens character, perfectly personified the nasty rich. For example, when asked to make a charitable donation for people trapped in poverty, Scrooge curled his lip in contempt and snarled: “Are there no prisons?” Blessedly, our American society has progressed well past such heartless disdain. Unless, of course, you happen to be poor …

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Apr 17 2012

New Law: Anyone can be strip searched anytime, anywhere

Having previously expanded the police power to jail suspects on minor charges, the Supreme Court on Monday further eroded Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights when going behind bars. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that jails can strip search all detainees, even those charged with minor crimes. Such invasive, demeaning searches often are associated with …

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Jan 31 2012

Play it safe

The Super Bowl is America’s most popular national sporting event.  All across the country, millions of people gather to socialize and watch the big game. The U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with support from the National Football League (NFL) and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, have joined …

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Jan 05 2012

Smith County to break ground

The first leg of construction for the $35 million, voter approved jail bond will kick off at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5 at the Smith County Low Risk Facility, located at 2811 Public Rd. in Tyler. This first phase of construction will include the relocation of Smith County kitchen and laundry facilities in order to …

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Nov 01 2011

Prison nation

Prison Nation Having the world’s highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one. By William A. Collins Jails present For all to see, Human Inhumanity. The United States has more citizens behind bars, per capita, than any other nation. No, this quirk doesn’t reflect an especially felonious gene in our national DNA. Rather, …

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