Tag: Darren Goforth

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Texas Makes Attacking Cops a Hate Crime

The one-year anniversary of the execution deaths of five Dallas police officers is just weeks away but the state of Texas has already responded by making it a hate crime to kill officers. The new law also applies to crimes against judges. The signing of the law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott comes just weeks after the passage of the Thin Blue Line Act by the U.S. House.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Walmart Selling Black Lives Matter Shirts with ‘Bulletproof’ on Them

Walmart is selling Black Lives Matter clothing and other items amid calls to designate the movement as a hate or terrorist effort. The retailer has banned sales of items bearing a Confederate flag, and an “All Lives Matter” bumper sticker saying it was “offensive.” Some of the Black Lives Matter clothing items also have the word “Bulletproof” on them.

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Deputy’s Goforth’s Murder Was Retaliation for Service as a Cop, Says Indictment

HOUSTON, Texas — According to the indictment of Shannon Miles, the motive for the alleged killing of a Harris County deputy was for the deputy’s service as a member of law enforcement. The man accused of executing Deputy Darren Goforth by walking up behind him at a gas station and unloading 15 rounds into his head and back was indicted on Monday.

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Investigator in Executed Houston Deputy Case Fired for Having Sex with Key Witness

A veteran homicide investigator in the high profile murder case of the executed Houston deputy has been fired for admitting that he had sex with a key witness. The witness is the self-proclaimed mistress of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot execution style in Houston in late August when he was putting gas into his patrol car.

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Investigator in Goforth Murder Case Admits to Sex with Key Witness

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office veteran homicide investigator has admitted to having sex with a key witness in the Deputy Darren Goforth capital murder trial. The witness is the alleged mistress of the slain deputy who was reported to be at the gas station the night of Goforth’s execution.

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Blue Army of Thousands March in Texas — #PoliceLivesMatter

A thin blue line of police supporters stretched for over a mile along a Texas highway on Saturday as over 8,000 Texans took to the streets. The marchers gathered in the #PoliceLivesMatter parade in memory of murdered Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth and in support of all police.

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Texas Sheriff: Time for People Who Support Police to Stand Up

Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer of Kerr County, Texas, says it is time for the silent majority who support the good work of police to stand up and counter the narratives being spread through media and by the Obama administration.

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Arrest Made in Murder of Texas Police Officer

Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Texas Police Officer Don Allen. The Abilene police officer was found dead in his home one week ago under circumstances described as “clearly suspicious.”

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Peaceful Gatherings Set Example for Nation After Texas Deputy’s Execution

A Texas community has set an example for the nation in their peaceful gatherings responding to the senseless execution of a peace officer who lived and worked in the neighborhood. Thousands of people have been respectfully gathering at the gas station where Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was murdered on August 29th.

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Texas Border Cops Join in Honoring Fallen Houston Area Deputy

Sheriff’s deputies, police officers, federal agents, constables, game wardens, state troopers and first responders gathered at courthouses, police stations and other government buildings along the Texas border to honor a fallen comrade.

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**UPDATE** Texas Lays a Hero to Rest: Abbott Calls for Support of Law Enforcement

HOUSTON, Texas – Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth will be laid to rest on Friday with all the honors the County and the State of Texas can bestow upon him. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for law enforcement across the state and all citizens of Texas to honor the deputy who was viciously murdered one-week ago.

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Exclusive – Armstrong Williams: Putting It All on the Line

In the wake of recent anti-police backlash in New York and Baltimore, crime has spiked considerably in those cities. Murder rates, robbery and theft have risen in the wake of what many believe may be officers’ hesitance to engage suspects for fear of being caught up in some public controversy over how they do their jobs. Worse yet, officers may have started to question themselves and become more fearful for their own safety in the wake of such uncertainty.

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Another Texas Police Officer Appears to Have Been Murdered

An Abilene, Texas, police officer who was found dead in his home on Monday is now suspected to have been murdered, according to authorities. Officials appear to be holding information about the officer’s death close to the vest.

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University of Cop-Killer Apologist Cites John Wayne: She Stays

Officials from the university of cop-killer apologist Monica Foy responded quickly to calls from across the state about the school’s student who said that Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth deserved to be executed. The university, known for its highly recognized criminal justice programs does not appear to be taking the situation lightly, but also will not be sending her packing at this time.

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Texas Governor Calls for Statewide ‘Stand with Law Enforcement’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for police officers across the state of Texas to honor the funeral of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on Friday. The Governor asks that all police officers across the state “stand with law enforcement” by turning on their emergency lights for one-minute to mark the beginning of the deputy’s funeral being held in Houston.

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Graffiti Threatening Violence Against Police Appearing in Texas After Cop’s Execution

Following the execution of a sheriff’s deputy in Harris County, graffiti images calling for violence against police show a police officer with a gun pointed to his head are being painted on property around Houston, Texas.These taggings follow the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in the head execution-style Friday night as he was putting gas in his patrol car. The suspect who shot the uniformed deputy unloaded 15 rounds into his head and body.

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Texas Woman Who Tweeted Deputy Deserved Execution Arrested on Assault Charge

The woman who garnered an unexpected national spotlight after tweeting that a Harris County deputy deserved to be executed was arrested in her home county on an assault warrant out of Houston. The arrest stems from a 2011 incident where she allegedly punched a former co-worker in the face causing bodily injury.

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Alleged Texas Cop-Killer Found Mentally Incompetent in 2012 Case

A former attorney of the alleged Texas cop-killer says that his client had been found mentally incompetent to stand trial in a 2012 assault case in Austin, Texas. The man who now stands accused of assassinating a Harris County sheriff’s deputy was later found competent to stand trial but the charges were dropped.