Wanted

Amarillo Police Department Thursday November 19th, 2020 :: 07:39 a.m. CST   Community Amarillo Crime Stoppers – Fugitive of the Week – Carmen Barrientez Amarillo Crime Stoppers “Fugitive of the Week” is Carmen Leeann Barrientez. Carmen is a white female, 30 yo, 5’08” tall, 135lbs, blu eyes and bro hair. Carmen is wanted by the […]

Bail Reform Goes Off the Rails in Dallas and Harris County, Texas

Bail Reform Goes Off the Rails in Dallas and Harris County, Texas Rich people can afford their bail and poor people can’t—the holy grail of bail slogans, jingles, catchphrases, watchwords, and mantras—is the heart of how criminal justice public policy is being designed these days.  Even as scholarly research debunks the “stuck in jail” affordability […]

House Criminal Jurisprudence Hearing

House Criminal Jurisprudence Hearing Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm The first hearing of this legislative session regarding bills related to the bail industry will be held Monday April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Whitmire/Murr’s bill which attacks the bail industry is set for hearing and we ask you to come join us in […]

All Texas Bondsmen

All Bondsmen- In the final hour the 3 major bail bills were added to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee’s agenda to be heard Monday April 8 at 10 AM (originally 2PM now 10am). We are against Rep. Murr’s bill HB 1323 and Rep. Kacal’s HB 2020. . Both of these bills have language for a […]

Texas Needs your help

House Criminal Jurisprudence Hearing Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm Last evening the House Committee for Criminal Jurisprudence released its agenda for Monday’s meeting and there were no bail bills on it. In the last hour, the committee chair announced on the floor of the House that the rules were being suspended to amend […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pasadena Police Chief Blasts Harris County Jail Release Policy that Led to Dangerous Crime Spree

PRESS RELEASE: Pasadena Police Chief Blasts Harris County Jail Release Policy that Led to Dangerous Crime Spree January 30, 2019 by Texas Alliance for Safe Communities Alleged suspect was twice released on personal recognizance. Pasadena, Texas Police Chief Josh Bruegger has released a video blasting Harris County’s dangerous pretrial release policy. Earlier this month, Jakouri Jones allegedly […]