AND THE MEMBERSHIP IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT!
Apparently something that was overlooked in this report was SB 1744 that came before Rep Coleman’s County Affairs Committee that would have given us meet and confer in Harris County for the Sheriff’s Office. The democrats on the committee were all in favor of this but not a single republican committee member would cross the aisle to help us. This was a major blow to employee relations between Harris County Commissioners and our organization since we have the doors slammed in our faces regularly when trying to meet with them. With the failure of the legislation, once again, we are doomed to collective begging for at least another 2 years.
Harris County Deputies Organization
What is Meet and Confer? A meeting between opposing sides of a dispute at which the parties attempt to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.
David Carradine’s wife and his manager disputed suggestions that the actor’s death was a suicide, while a source in Bangkok, Thailand, said the actor’s neck and genitals were found bound with rope.
Carradine, 72, became famous in the 1970s, when he portrayed the traveling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu.”
Bangkok police said Carradine was found hanging by a nylon rope in a Bangkok hotel room closet Thursday morning.
A member of the emergency crew who was called to the hotel after a maid found Carradine told CNN that a yellow nylon rope was tied around the actor’s neck and a black rope was around his genitals. The source asked not to be identified.
“I do not know if you want to call it accidental,” Chuck Binder, Carradine’s manager, told CNN’s Larry King on Thursday. He said Carradine’s career was on a roll and his life was on a resurgence.
Binder said a producer of the movie, “Stretch,” which Carradine was to act in, called him from Thailand to tell him what was happening there.
“I do not want to get in the middle of this whole investigation, but this guy said to me for sure there was foul play,” Binder said.
Actor Michael Madsen told King that the one thing Carradine’s wife, Annie Bierman, wanted everyone to know is, “David was not suicidal.”