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V Live at Vintage Steakhouse LLC dba V Live Houston; Damon Cobbs; David Greenberg; Real property known as 6213 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX77057
Nuisance. Defendants allowed illegal activity at their bar and restaurant, including “aggravated assaults, aggravated robberies, weapons offenses, and selling liquor without a permit.”


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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, FBI Director James B. Comey, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey, Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney of the FBI’s New York Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher of the FBI’s Newark Field Office and Commissioner James O’Neill of the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that Ahmad Khan Rahami, aka Ahmad Rahimi, has been charged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, for conducting and attempting to conduct bombings in New York City and various locations in New Jersey on Sept. 17, 2016, and Sept. 18, 2016.

Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged in a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York with one count of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of destroying and attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(d), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged detonation of an explosive device and efforts to detonate explosives in New York City.

Rahami is also charged in a complaint filed in the District of New Jersey with two counts of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on each count; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use and public transportation system, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(i), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and two counts of using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), each count of which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison and, if convicted of both counts, a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged efforts to detonate explosives in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Rahami will first be transported by the U.S. Marshals Service, pursuant to a writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to face the charges filed in the Southern District of New York. More than 30 people were injured as a result of the detonation of a bomb in the Chelsea area of New York City.

Assistant Attorney General Carlin and U.S. Attorneys Bharara and Fishman praised the outstanding efforts of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, which principally consists of agents from the FBI and detectives from the NYPD, and the FBI’s New Jersey Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The prosecution in the Southern District of New York is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas J. Lewin, Emil J. Bove III, Andrew J. DeFilippis and Shawn G. Crowley, with assistance from Trial Attorney Brian Morgan of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

The prosecution in the District of New Jersey is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dennis C. Carletta, Francisco J. Navarro, Margaret Ann Mahoney and James M. Donnelly, with assistance from Trial Attorney Brian Morgan of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

The charges contained in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Do you know your generation and which is the best…I’m pulling for Generation X:

Post-War Cohort
Born: 1928-1945
Coming of Age: 1946-1963
Current Population: 41 million (declining)

Boomers I or The Baby Boomers
Born: 1946-1954
Coming of Age: 1963-1972
Current Population: 33 million

Boomers II or Generation Jones
Born: 1955-1965
Coming of Age: 1973-1983
Current Population: 49 million

Generation X
Born: 1966-1976
Coming of Age: 1988-1994
Current Population: 41 million

Generation Y, Echo Boomers or Millenniums
Born: 1977-1994
Coming of Age: 1998-2006
Current Population: 71 million

Generation Z
Born: 1995-2012
Coming of Age: 2013-2020
Current Population: 23 million and growing rapidly

Update: Dr. Fessessework Guale has resigned from the Harris County Institute for Forensic Science effective today. 

THE HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS FURTHER DISTANCING ITSELF FROM AN EMPLOYEE AT THE HARRIS COUNTY INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE…

IT WAS TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN IT WAS REVEALED DR. FESSESSEWORK GUALE DIDN’T HAVE THE CREDENTIALS IN TOXICOLOGY SHE NEEDED TO TESTIFY IN CRIMINAL CASES…NOW THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS PUTTING THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THE COUNTY EXPERT. A SECOND NOTICE WENT OUT TO HARRIS COUNTY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAYING DR. GUALE LIED TO THE BOARD OF FORENSIC SPECIALIST TO GET HER DESIGNATION.  THE NOTICE ALSO INDICATES THE DOCTOR ALSO LIED ON HER JOB APPLICATION TO THE COUNTY TO GET HER JOB.  FOX 26 LEGAL ANALYST CHRIS TRITICO SAYS DR. GUALE COULD NEVER BE USED AGAIN BY THE DISITRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BECAUSE OF HER CREDIBILITY. 


The Houston Independent School District will welcome performers from the Beijing Normal University Art Troupe to the city on Thursday to honor Chinese language and culture as part of the district’s Confucius World Day celebration.

 

                                More than 400 HISD students enrolled in Chinese language classes in K-12 campuses across the district will experience traditional Chinese art forms, including dance, folk music, calligraphy, and Kung Fu, and will be served a traditional Chinese meal.

 

                                The art troupe composed of 20 college dancers will visit HISD as part of its 10-city southwest tour of the U.S in celebration of Chinese culture and in memory of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. The group also will perform this week at the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School.

 

The program was organized by the district’s Confucius Institute and Office of Advanced Academics. The HISD Confucius Institute was founded in 2013, and as a member of the world-wide organization, its mission is to promote Chinese language and culture through partnerships, exchange programs and instruction.

                               

Who:                     HISD students and educators as well as dancers from Beijing Normal University

 

When:                  Thursday, September 22, 2016, 10 a.m.

 

Where:                The Kingdom Builders Center, 6011 W. Orem Drive, 77085

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt filed a lawsuit today on behalf of 21 states, challenging the Obama administration’s latest illegal action: the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Overtime Rule.”

Without valid congressional authorization to do so, the overtime rule more than doubles the salary threshold for a worker to be entitled to overtime. The effect of this doubling will be substantial. The overtime rule will force many state and local governments, as well as private businesses, to substantially increase their employment costs. Some governments and private businesses may even be forced to eliminate services or lay off employees.


Even worse, the new rule contains a ratcheting mechanism to automatically increase the salary level every three years without going through the rule-making process required by law. As a result, none of the groups affected by the changes to the rule—workers, employers, governments, and the public in general—will have the ability to provide their valued input before the federal government imposes these massive changes on the economy.


“Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “And this time, it may lead to disastrous consequences for our economy. The numerous crippling federal regulations that the Obama administration has imposed on businesses in this country have been bad enough. But to pass a rule like this, all in service of a radical leftist political agenda, is inexcusable.”


Joining Texas and Nevada in the lawsuit are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin. 


Click here to view the lawsuit: 

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/Complaint_-_Filed.pdf?cachebuster:0

Hello all

 We  the concerned citizens for peace and justice are organizing a protest rally on humanitarian crisis in Indian Administered Kashmir.
 Kashmir has been under seige from last 60 days with no internet connection or any phone services. Curfew has been in place since July . Close to 100 people have lost their lives and most gruesome is that Pellets(with shotguns) are being used on peaceful unarmed civilians resulting in blindness to more than 500 kids.
 The girl on flyer is a 14yr old girl who was shot on face when she tried to open the window of her house and she is blinded for ever.
We have not been able to communicate or even wish Eid greetings to our famiies there as all sorts of communication has been suspended there.
 We are holding  a peaceful protest outside Indian consulate  on Sept 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30 PM AT 4300 Scotland St Houston, TX  to demand the  end of use of pellet guns.
 I am attaching a “ppt” regarding the onging crisis. Please take few moments to go through it.

We request full support from the community.
Thx

Houston’s Citizens for peace and justice

Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested following Houston Police Narcotics ongoing investigations into large-scale distribution of synthetic cannabinoids (Kush) in Houston.

The suspects, Naushad Ramzan-AliPradhan (A/m, 58) and Rafeeq Panjvany (A/m, 54), are charged with delivery of synthetic cannabinoids in the 208th State District Court.  Photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.

More than 4,000 packages of Kush, with an approximate weight of 131 pounds and approximate street value of more than $400,000, were recovered.  Additionally, a large amount of cash was recovered.

In July, investigators in the HPD Narcotics Division initiated an undercover investigation based on an anonymous tip that Pradhan and Panjvany were major distributors of synthetic cannabinoids in the Houston area.  Further investigation led to undercover officers meeting with Pradhan on several occasions and purchasing or taking samples of the various flavors of Kush that Pradhan sold.  In all cases, the bags were submitted for lab analysis which positively confirmed that the leafy substance inside the bags contained a controlled substance. 

Undercover investigators continued to meet with Pradhan and were eventually introduced to his business partner, suspect Panjvany.  Surveillance also led to the location of a storage facility in the 11700 block of the Southwest Freeway (South U. S. Highway 59) where the suspects were storing the Kush. 

Pradhan and Panjvany were taken into custody last Wednesday (Sept. 14) without incident. 

This is part of HPD’s on-going enforcement into Kush dealers in Houston, which began earlier this year after several homeless persons became ill after consuming synthetic cannabinoids in Hermann Park.  The Kush initiative has targeted not only street-level dealers, but also stores where Kush is sold and now distributors of Kush.

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman at 5701 Airline #25 about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday (September 18).

The suspect, Veronica Gonzales (H/f, 32), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court. She is accused in the death of her mother, Virginia Gonzales, 58, of the above address.

A photo of suspect Gonzales is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Officer R. Moss reported:

Veronica Gonzales went to a friend’s home while covered in blood. The friend called 911. Officers arrived and learned Gonzales lived several miles away, on Airline Drive. Patrol officers went to Gonzales’ trailer home and found her mother, Virginia, deceased with apparent stab wounds. Veronica Gonzales was taken into custody and charged in the case.

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an incident in which a woman was critically injured at 6767 Long Drive about 11:05 p.m. on September 11.

The suspect, Rogelio Alberto Guardado (H/m, 69), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 174th State District Court. He is accused of critically injuring San Juanita Herrera, 41, of Houston. Ms. Herrera suffered lacerations and head trauma and remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

A photo of suspect Guardado is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Officers S. Jimenez and T. Jackson reported:

According to a witness, Ms. Herrera was standing near the entrance of an apartment complex at the above address when the driver of a gray Nissan Frontier pickup truck struck her. The driver then traveled to the rear of the complex entrance, accelerated toward Herrera and struck her a second time. The driver then put the vehicle in reverse and struck Herrera a third time. As the driver left the apartment complex, he struck her a fourth time.

A preliminary investigation led officers to the location of the vehicle on Sept. 12.

Further investigation identified Guardado as the suspect in this case. He was taken into custody today (September 19) without incident.

Cast and crew of Co-Parenting with the Spurlings

Cast and crew of Co-Parenting with the Spurlings

Stephanie Spurling (Green dress)

Stephanie Spurling (Green dress)

Houston attorney Dennis Spurling

Houston attorney Dennis Spurling

Resa White, Carmen Contreras, and Willie D

Resa White, Carmen Contreras, and Willie D

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Rebecca Briscoe in da house

Rebecca Briscoe in da house

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Then the party kicked off!

Then the party kicked off!

 

 

Dozens of people showed up Sunday morning in Houston for the premiere of the new CW 39 docudrama called Co-Parenting with the Spurlings.

The show made its big debut on Houston television and the producers are hoping to expand it to other channels around the country.

The television show takes an indepth look at the relationship between Houston attorney Dennis Spurling and his ex-wife Stephanie and how the couple continue to raise their two boys together despite divorce.

Spurling says, “I really want to highlight and show off the city of Houston in the show.”

The television show is written and directed by Houstonian Oscar Carrillo while Alexis Robbie and Dennis Spurling serve as executive producers on the project.

The big launch for the show was held at King’s Court in downtown Houston where there was no shortage of people to see the first episode of the Spurlings.

Here are some of the pictures I snapped including emcee Carmen Contreras and legendary rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys.

CPS airs Sunday mornings at 10 am on CW 39!

 

 

 

 

Officer Warren

​Two Metro Cops suspended after one is accused of brutally beating a homeless man near downtown Houston… We’ve been working on this and Metro just released a statement: 
We are investigating the use of force by Officer J. Warren after he approached a man who appeared to be slumped over on a rail platform seat at Burnett Station. This happened Wednesday morning, Sept 14 around 7:40.  I will not tolerate inappropriate use of force by officers. Officer Warren is suspended pending the results of a criminal investigation and an administrative review. A second officer, D Reynoso, who was on the scene is also suspended pending our reviews.”
 
Chief Vera Bumpers
METRO Police Department