On December 4, 2019, two additional arrest warrants for Sexual Assault and Official Oppression were issued for Arcola Police Officer Hector Aaron Ruiz. A second victim revealed that she was given a ride home by Officer Ruiz after her boyfriend was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated this past August. Officer Ruiz was on duty and providing Spanish translations for the woman and her boyfriend. When they arrived at her residence, he forced her to engage in a sexual act.
Authorities continue to investigate the activities of Officer Ruiz and suspect that there may be other victims who have yet to come forward. A person’s immigration status is not relevant when it comes to reporting a crime and anyone with information concerning Officer Ruiz or other victims is encouraged to contact Fort Bend County District Attorney Investigator Dustin Claborn at 281-341-4460.
Sexual Assault is a second-degree felony with a punishment range of 2-20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Official Oppression is a Class A Misdemeanor with a punishment range of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Houston transgender female Monica Roberts says comedian Flame Monroe’s appearance on The Breakfast Club in New York set Black transgenders back in the struggle…Monroe said that reaction is something he expected during his interview on the radio show! @monroeflame @foxsoul #FoxSoulTV @isiahfactoruncensored @isiahfactoruncensoredWhat are your thoughts on this issue? Monroe says a transgender can never be but what they were biologically born.
The Turkey Leg Hut (TLH) will hold a press conference on Friday to address the allegations of a lawsuit filed by a small group of residential neighbors on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in a Harris County District Court.
Turkey Leg Hut Owner and Managing Partner Nakia Price is scheduled to address the media regarding the lawsuit. @turkeyleghut
Note: Those residents claim their community in the Third Ward is being impacted by the heavy smoke from the business.
The NFL’s Colin Kaepernick dog-and-pony show about nothing was about something, after all.
It was about extinguishing the second lawsuit that Kaepernick could file for ongoing collusion plus retaliation against him for his first grievance that was settled for a payment reportedly between $1 million and $10 million.
That’s the inescapable conclusion from the assertion, as made by Kaepernick’s lawyer and Kaepernick’s agent, that the NFL demanded that he sign a broad waiver, including a waiver of potential employment claims.
Let that one sink in. The league, under the guise of acting out of the goodness of its own heart and/or to assuage the guilt of 32 months of Kaepernick being wrongfully denied an opportunity, set up a workout for all teams (even though any team could work him out at any time) and then, as he showed up for it, asked him to sign a waiver that not only protected the league and the Falcons against a torn ACL or some other injury that could have happened during the workout but also exonerated the league of any and all responsibility for the violations of his rights that may have (have) occurred since he grievance was settled in February.
As a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, when Kaepernick’s camp suggested a standard injury waiver that didn’t sweep broadly to absolve the NFL from its ongoing violation of his rights, league representatives said that the proposed release had been drafted by NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, and that Pash wanted his release to be signed.
Pash’s name constantly has been mentioned behind the scenes as the person who was believed to have devised this entire scheme. From Kaepernick’s perspective, it wasn’t about Roger Goodell cleansing his conscience, and it wasn’t about Jay-Z repairing his reputation. It was about Pash, recognizing that the failure to buy out Kaepernick’s ongoing employment rights in February coupled with an ongoing cold shoulder created the very real possibility for a second lawsuit that would have taken far more cold hard cash from the league than the first one.
By moving the workout from the Falcons’ facility to a new location, Kaepernick has escaped a potential checkmate. If any team representatives who were ready to watch him work out at the Falcons’ facility fails to attend the session at the alternate location, the end result could be legal checkmate for the NFL.
At this point, given the clumsy, awkward manner in which Pash’s scheme has played out, the only way to avoid a second lawsuit from Kaepernick could be to do what should have been done in the first place, if the league truly wanted to help Kaepernick: Pick up the phone and make whatever deal has to be made behind the scenes with one of the NFL’s teams to give the guy a job.
Before his big visit to Lakewood Church in Houston this Sunday, entertainer Kanye West made another stop in the city Friday. The rapper performed live before two groups of inmates at the Harris County jail.The performances were seen separately by the male and female detainees.Sheriff Ed Gonzales posted the video of the performance to the department’s Instagram page!
Video released by the Los Angeles Police Department contains audio of a woman screaming for help and shows a car driving past in what detectives are investigating as a possible kidnapping.
In the doorbell-camera video, taken at about 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday night, the woman screams, “Somebody help me. Somebody help me please.”
At the home with the security camera, a woman is seen walking out of the house, apparently to see out what is going on outside.
Seconds later, a car speeds by the house, with its trunk seemingly open.
Los Angeles police said in a statement, “Detectives are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating the victim of a possible kidnapping” in connection to the video, which was taken in a neighborhood about five miles west of the city’s downtown.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a ruling on Friday blocking the execution of Rodney Reed just days before he was set to die. The case has generated intense interest in recent weeks, with high-profile celebrities and lawmakers from both parties calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to spare Mr. Reed after new evidence surfaced casting doubt on his guilt.
The ruling came just hours after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had also recommended a stay. The execution of Mr. Reed, 51, had been scheduled for Wednesday. He was convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas.
Texas lawmakers including Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, and celebrities including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West and Meek Mill had taken up Mr. Reed’s cause in recent weeks. Texas executes far more people than any other state, including eight this year.