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WHO KNEW YOU COULD REPROGRAM AN ATM!

HI-TECH THEFT AT THE CASH MACHINE!

A Texas man who duped an ATM into giving out $10s and $20s instead of $1 bills has been given probation and 180 days in a Nebraska jail.

On Wednesday, a judge also ordered 21-year-old Nicholas Foster to make restitution of more than $1,900. He was credited with time he had already spent behind bars.

Foster, who authorities say is from Hunt County, Texas, had pleaded no contest to felony theft.

Police say he and a companion, 22-year-old Jordan Eske, had reprogrammed five privately owned ATMs in Lancaster County.

Spokeswoman Katie Flood said Thursday that the ATMs’ owners failed to change the default access code of the machines. Foster and Eske knew that code, so they could access the machine commands.

Eske’s scheduled for sentencing next month.

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NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS SAY THEY DON’T WANT LOW INCOME HOUSING IN THEIR AREA!

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THE NEW FACE OF ACTIVISM IN HOUSTON!

HPD SGT. SHELBY STEWART STANDING UP FOR WHAT HE BELIEVES AND HELPING OTHERS!

You may not know him by name but his face has been popping up a lot on television as of late. He is HPD Sergeant Shelby Stewart.  Stewart was a low profile Houston police officer for several years until a ruling came down in the department that affected him and his fellow African American police officers.  


That ruling was no facial hair.  Stewart says he and several other African American officers suffer from a sensitive skin condition that prevents them from shaving their beards and goatees. Those men refused to follow the department’s directive by removing their facial growth.

As a result of Stewarts defiance Chief Harold Hurtt took those officer out of uniform.  That was more than 4 years ago. Stewart now goes to work everyday at the Houston police department’s jail in civilian clothing.  He and those officers have filed a lawsuit against the department which will likely be tied up in the courts long after Hurtt is gone.  But Stewart wants to send a point.   You can’t trample over the rights and medical conditions of others.  

That was then, now Stewart can be found tackling other civil rights issues.  He formed an alliance with Millions More Movement leader Deric Muhammad.  

Stewart first publicly made his presence known when Black activists came out against Mayor Bill White earlier this year.  White purchased a newspaper ad for the King Holiday.  That ad placed the Mayor between Dr. King and President Barack Obama.  Stewart was there alongside Muhammad and Quanell X demanding an apology for what they called the Mayor’s lack of good judgment.
 

But that wasn’t Stewarts last public sighting.  He was again before city council for the second time in two months on Wednesday with a noose hanging from his hands.  He was there complaining about the discipline issued to a Houston fire captain who had a rope hanging in his locker.

  

Stewart has shocked many with his all so public activism.  It’s very rare to see a man who’s on the police force speaking out on issues he feel is important.  

So keep an eye out for the activist Sergeant.  Cop by night and as Smokey Phillips would say freedom fighter by day!