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D.A. KIM OGG SAYS SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND SHE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE CRIMINALS!

We all are aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses. Business owners are carrying the weight of monthly bills, payroll, and taxes while their businesses have been shuttered and their income shattered.  Some have even been victims of crime. 

As the top law enforcement official in Harris County, be advised that prosecutors and police are working 24/7 to identify, capture and prosecute criminals who have taken advantage of the crisis to further harm business owners and customers. 

As we work from home, everyone can help by patronizing local businesses. When you need something, I am urging you to purchase it locally from a small business or a company that is Harris County or Texas-based.  

Some ways we can help our small local businesses are:

  1. Buying gift cards from SPAs, cleaning services, restaurants, clothing stores as gifts or for personal use later.
  2. Check favorite local restaurants’ websites for take-out or special ingredient packages for special occasions now being celebrated at home.
  3. If you can, keep paying for on-going services like housekeepers, pet care, personal trainers, gyms, nail or hair salons who will likely be willing to return the support once re-opened.  

As a part of my campaign, we will periodically let you know about local vendors who are (partially) open for business.  This is not intended as an endorsement, just our way of trying to help the great people of our local economic engine.

Best Regards,

DA Kim Ogg

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HPD OFFICER KILLED IDENTIFIED AS JASON KNOX!

Jason Knox HPD

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has released the name of the officer who was killed early this morning in a helicopter crash.

That officer is Jason Knox.

He joined the force back in 2012 and that was after serving 6 years with the Harris County Sheriff’s office.

Knox was a father to two young children and a husband.

Houston City Councilman Mike Knox

The veteran law enforcement officer is also the son of Houston City Councilman Mike Knox who has made several appearances on Isiah Factor Uncensored.

Jason was also known for his skills at restoring old police units in the department.

Knox, who was the tactical officer on the HPD helicopter, was killed after the unit crashed around 2 a.m. near Greenspoint Bayou.

The pilot of the helicopter is still hospitalized.

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HOUSTON POLICE ESCORTING OFFICER’S REMAINS TO MEDICAL EXAMINER!

(The remains of the Houston police officer were transported by escort to the medical examiner’s office in Houston)

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced this morning a Houston police officer has been killed.

That officer, whose name has not been released, died after he and another officer crashed in one of the department’s helicopters this morning.

Chief Acevedo says the helicopter known as ’75 Fox’ went down around 2 a.m. near Greenspoint Bayou.

Witnesses say they saw helicopter crash while in autorotation in 10700 block of Imperial Valley near an apartment complex.

One of the officers was transported to Hermann Memorial where he later died.

That officer (the tactical flight officer) is survived by his wife and two young children.

The pilot of the helicopter is undergoing surgery as of 6 a.m.

Acevedo says we have lost a really good man.

The NTSB and the FAA will conduct an investigation into the crash.

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HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH!

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced this morning a Houston police officer has been killed.

That officer, whose name has not been released, died after he and another officer crashed in one of the department’s helicopters this morning.

Chief Acevedo says the helicopter known as ’75 Fox’ went down around 2 a.m. near Greenspoint Bayou.

Witnesses say they saw helicopter crash while in autorotation in 10700 block of Imperial Valley near an apartment complex.

One of the officers was transported to Hermann Memorial where he later died.

That officer (the tactical flight officer) is survived by his wife and two young children.

The pilot of the helicopter is undergoing surgery as of 6 a.m.

Acevedo says we have lost a really good man.

The NTSB and the FAA will conduct an investigation into the crash.

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT TAMINA!

The community of Tamina was established by freed slaves nearly 150 years ago.

And in 2020 they still don’t have a modern sewer system, fire hydrants, or even one location to determine if the residents of the predominantly Black community have the Coronavirus.

This is Our America in the era of Covid 19!

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE RON REYNOLDS TO GIVE OUT FREE MASKS!

No contact pick up mask distribution and lunch:Ridgemont Clubhouse5111 Ridge Creek Circle, Houston 77053
Friday, May 1,  11:30 AM- 1 PM

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HELP CATCH THE BURGLAR!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Burglary and Theft Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Credit Card Abuse. 
 
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 3:27 a.m., an unknown black male suspect used the victim’s stolen credit card to make an unauthorized purchase at a convenience store located in the 6300 block of San Felipe Street in Houston, Texas. During this incident, the suspect was captured on video surveillance using the stolen credit card to purchase items at the checkout counter. The credit card was stolen that same day in a burglary of the victim’s vehicle while parked in the 7500 block of Burgoyne Road.  The suspect was seen leaving the store in a black car (possibly a Dodge Challenger). 
 
Suspect: Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a blue and gray sweatshirt, silver track pants and red shoes.  
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crimestoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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FREE FACE MASKS FOR THE PUBLIC!

The Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office is distributing masks and gloves to the public at the below listed times and locations. Please share this information with your audiences so they can better protect themselves from COVID-19.

Constable Alan Rosen is working to ensure that those without the ability to purchase these precious resources for themselves will still have access to them.

“No one should go without in the middle of a pandemic,” said Constable Rosen. “Our Community Outreach team is working diligently day and night to find these resources and get them into the hands of those who need them most. We’ve been doing so for the past two weeks.”

The first 100 vehicles will be served at each location.

Effective Monday, April 27, masks are legally required in Harris County per an executive order signed today by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. The order expires after 30 days. There is a $1000 fine which can be associated with violation of the order.

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HOUSTON TEXANS’ WHITNEY MERCILUS GIVES BACK AT TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL!

Houston Texans’ Outside Linebacker Whitney Mercilus partnered with Papa John’s Houston to deliver pizza to nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital earlier today.

Mercilus, works with his foundation, WithMerci, which focuses on helping families with children with disabilities; each year Mercilus and the foundation serves Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 50 families at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Mercilus brought along DJ and Producer Rican McGusty (AKA DJ Big Reeks) from the Waxaholics, also his partner in this giving back mission, Keith Sullins, President of Papa John’s Houston, to help deliver 125 pizzas. 

“When Keith calls I have to answer. Keith and Papa John’s have been huge supporters of the WithMerci Foundation and making sure we take care of the men and women on the front lines just made sense. The nurses and doctors all over the world are jeopardizing their lives for ours and this is the least I can do. The nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital hold a special place in my heart and if bringing pizza puts a smile on their face, I will do it every time,” Whitney Mercilus said.

Mercilus and the WithMerci Foundation will be working along-side Papa John’s Houston to deliver additional pizzas throughout this time for nurses and doctors throughout the city. 

Mercilus is currently working on cooking videos, ‘Wednesdays with Whitney in the Kitchen’, to help families with children with disabilities make easy meals.

The first video will be released, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

To learn more about the WithMerci Foundation and partner with Whitney Mercilus to assist children with disabilities visit www.withmerci.org.
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PEOPLE ARE STILL STEALING COPPER? DANG!



Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Metal Theft unit need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a Burglary of a Building. 
 
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, at approximately 10:46 p.m., two unknown suspects burglarized a business located in the 6900 block of Raton Street in Houston, Texas. Video surveillance captured the suspects breaking into the building and stealing copper pipes. During the incident, the suspects stole approximately $45,000 worth of copper pipes. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. 
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.