Archive | January, 2011

Seminar addresses defending and reporting on terrorism suspects

January 29, 2011

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The military commission system of trying terrorism suspects may in fact be more beneficial to the accused than being tried in federal district courts, a Houston law professor and former military intellence officer who has been both a prosecutor and defense attorney said at a “Law and the Media” seminar.

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Beaumont police chief says department will rebound from setbacks

January 20, 2011

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Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coffin told a media gathering Thursday that after the recent convictions of four officers, morale in the Beaumont Police Department may be in “a downward spiral,” but he expects it will rebound.

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EPA administrator addresses TCEQ fight in Houston event

January 19, 2011

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the region which includes Texas told a Houston live and radio audience Wednesday that his agency is making great strides in improving the state’s environment, despite some “disagreements” with the state’s environmental regulation agency.

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Guedry receives probation in Taser case

January 18, 2011

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Beaumont police officer James Cody Guedry was sentencted to 30 days in state jail, probated for 90 days, Tuesday for official oppression stemming in connection with twice using a Taser against Derrick Newman on the night of Aug. 24, 2007, according to a court employee. Guedry was convicted by a Jefferson County jury in December.

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Court of Criminal Appeals ends death penalty hearing

January 12, 2011

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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday putting a halt to an unprecedented hearing in a Harris County trial court on whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

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