There are several main tenets of American jurisprudence. They are that:

  • there is an assumption of innocence until guilt is proven;
  • there is an opportunity for the accused to face their accuser;
  • there is a guarantee that due process of the law will allow for methodical investigations, without regard to passage of time.
After the bar check conducted at the Rainbow Lounge, activists and their followers began an immediate outcry for apologies, punishment and a swift end to investigations. This outcry assumes guilt, is fueled by those who accuse but have no basis to do so, and seeks to limit investigations in favor of forced findings.

This site seeks to unwind this travesty by relying upon fact, legal standards and acceptable practices, thereby restoring reason and ending the insanity.

Disclaimer: The information posted on this site has not been prepared or approved by any police agency, police association, or legal or law enforcement professional. It has been compiled through research of already available information and should not be relied upon as legal advice or as findings of an investigation.

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  • Guest July 18, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    And so . . . if the police are proven to be guilty of some crime(s), will your blog admit that and post their alleged accusations, follow through with the trials, and convictions.

    Since TABC has already admitted at least two violations of policy, will your site post those and admit that these police are guilty of at least a couple of things on procedure?

    Or will you keep up the lie that something was wrong that night. I am not sure what it was, but I know something was wrong.

  • Editor July 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    See...you're illustrating the hysteria, just with your comment.  "I am not sure what it was, but I know something was wrong."  Let me tell you what that was: a bunch of drunks were upset that their party was interrupted by police who showed up to maintain law and order.  Pity.

    Proven guilty of crimes?  You're dreaming.

    And as far as TABC admitting anything, I'd stay tuned on that if I were you...the Administrator (not the chief...obviously, the media can't tell the difference between a cop and a dude who rides a desk) gravely mispoke when he was interviewed by the Dallas Voice.  Before this is all over, he's going to have to recant a majority of what he's said...and this blog is going to love seeing that happen.

    But I'll make you a deal...I'll surely post any findings of wrongdoings on my site...if you'll ensure that every other inflammatory site posts retractions and apologies when NO finding of wrongdoing is the result.  Deal?

  • Editor July 24, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Thank you for your thoughtful response.  I agree with many of the points you make...such as the basis of our legal system.  I would point out, however, that I believe you've misinterpreted this particular post.  Where in this post do you see bias?  It clearly states that the site uses fact and law in order to combat outcry and assumptions.  There should be no need to declare the site as dispassionate when it sets out from the start to show that all information presented is based on fact, laws and standards...and every single post proves that out.  If you perceive this to not be the case, I'd be interested in hearing examples.  Thanks for visiting!

  • Kristen July 24, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Just a thought...are you sure that it wasn't the media that used the phrase "grabbed his crotch"
    to catch attention? make it "juicier"? 

    I mean aside from the chief of FWPD and Steen (TABC) the actual police officers have been quiet..waiting, I assume, for the investigation. So I don't think you ever heard the actual police officers involved state that..at least I haven't.  The only place I've heard it so far is the news. 

    And therefore...the police haven't changed their story...unless you can prove the media got it directly from a police report, a first hand statement or some other first  had document.

    I wouldn't be so quick to judge this situation...the media likes to portray events the way they believe will draw viewers.....

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