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Old 01-26-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Northside)
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A little old but relevant to why most Houstonians don't want N.O. evacuees here. 8 Katrina evacuees came into a northwest Houston neighborhood (probably Acres Homes) trying to take over the drug market. The current dealer shot all 8, killing 7 of them. He's never gonna see the light of day as he got life with no parole. What's gonna be the reaction of the N.O. evacuees "We run this"
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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I don't get your story. You said it's relevant to AS WHY Houstonians don't want N.O.'s refugees here. But all your story mentioned is that 8 refugees tried to take over an already existing drug situation. The already existing drug lord killed 7 out of 8....so problem with the refugees pretty much solved...thereby getting himself arrested...so problem with said drug dealer solved.

Looks like this one turned out to be a positive.

That is, of course, with the exception of who will be handling the drug situation that already existed there in the first place.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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A little old but relevant to why most Houstonians don't want N.O. evacuees here. 8 Katrina evacuees came into a northwest Houston neighborhood (probably Acres Homes) trying to take over the drug market. The current dealer shot all 8, killing 7 of them. He's never gonna see the light of day as he got life with no parole. What's gonna be the reaction of the N.O. evacuees "We run this"
That's an exaggeration.

Maybe in some areas the New Orleans thugs are causing problems. But, Jacksonville, I want to show you a cool, cool, article: http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_2_houston.html

See, unlike in New Orleans, Houston has a real court system. So, many of these N.O. thugs you complained about are already in prison. As for many of the others, they went back to New Orleans and are creating mayhem and murder.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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See, unlike in New Orleans, Houston has a real court system. So, many of these N.O. thugs you complained about are already in prison. As for many of the others, they went back to New Orleans and are creating mayhem and murder.
Awesome. I love how my tax dollars pay for drug dealers and murderers to be fed and housed with electricity, heat, etc for the rest of their lives. It's a great system.

Cheap and Effective. No need to keep murderers and other savages around. Weed their genes out of the pool!

Last edited by domergurl; 01-26-2007 at 02:50 PM.. Reason: No gestapo tactics please
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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From what I know, the only people who may be sentenced to death in Texas as part of state law are capital murderers over the age of 18.

Capital crimes in Texas include (See http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content/htm/pe.005.00.000019.00.htm (broken link))
* Murder of an on-duty public safety officer or firefighter
* Murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit a felony offense (such as kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, arson, obstruction or retaliation, or terroristic threat)
* Murder for remuneration (both the person who does the actual murder and the person who hired them)
* Murder during prison escape
* Murder of a correctional employee
* Murder by a state prison inmate who is serving a life sentence for any of five offenses — murder, capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery
* Murder while incarcerated with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination
* Multiple murders (at least two or more murders during the same "criminal act", which can involve a series of events not taking place at the same time)
* Murder of an individual under six years of age
* Murder of a person in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of the other person as a judge or justice of the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, a court of appeals, a district court, a criminal district court, a constitutional county court, a statutory county court, a justice court, or a municipal court.

(The exact list is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital...hment_in_Texas )


Texas' only method of execution is lethal injection. I heard the chemicals for lethal injection cost a lot of money.

Also, LVD, keep in mind that typically a death row inmate in the U.S. has about 10 years between his conviction and execution.

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Awesome. I love how my tax dollars pay for drug dealers and murderers to be fed and housed with electricity, heat, etc for the rest of their lives. It's a great system.

Cheap and Effective. No need to keep murderers and other savages around. Weed their genes out of the pool!
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