Dallas County Judge Candidate Has Two DWIs, Two Nicknames and a Rock-Hard Bod

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A Facebook photo from Jackson's since-deleted profile.
If Fred Jackson wins his bid for Justice of the Peace in the upcoming Democratic Primary, lawbreakers should prepare to face a man packing a hard, award-winning body under his judicial robe.

Here are other things they should prepare for: a DWI conviction when he was a cop in which he crashed into five parked cars; allegations that he beat up a student and slept on the job when he worked school security; and his various nicknames, which include Incredible Hulk.

Jackson, 32, is running for Justice of the Peace in Precinct 4, Place 2, a Dallas County court that deals with eviction cases, tow hearings and various Class C offenses from its Irving location. Voting results so far show he has a decent chance of winning. He got 4,000 votes in the March primary, giving him 32 percent of the votes cast in his race. The incumbent and first-place winner, Judge Katy Hubener, beat him by just 432 votes. They face each other again in the runoff election May 27.

Jackson has yet to respond to messages we left on the phone number provided in his application to run for judge, on his campaign treasurer's phone and with his mother.

A campaign mailer he released, urging voters to support Fred "Action" Jackson, boasts that he is a Dallas Democratic Party precinct chair, a certified Peace Officer since 2005 and "former Safety & Security Dallas ISD and Duncanville ISD."

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Photograph from Jackson's About.Me profile.
But documents obtained by the Observer show that the Peace Officer and school security careers both ended in disgrace. It was at Duncanville ISD where he got in trouble for possibly taking naps on the job. "This is a letter of reprimand for you having your head down at the desk while on your post during working hours," says a letter that Duncanville ISD sent Jackson in 2003. "This type of behavior gives off the impression that you were sleeping at your duty post."

He stayed on the job, until there was a food fight on campus the following year. One student got hit by a drink, the student later wrote in a victim statement. So the kid picked up the drink and threw it back. It was then, the student writes, that Jackson, the campus security guard, grabbed his shirt.

"I jerked away and when I jerked away he wrestled me to the ground," the student wrote. The school's assistant principal added in a second witness statement that she saw Officer Jackson "put the student in a chokehold with his right arm." A district investigation into the incident found that Jackson violated district policy with his use of physical force. He resigned at the end of 2004.

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Jackson's profile on About.Me describes a long, accomplished career in law enforcement, most recently as a Deputy Constable for the Dallas County Constable's Office. He started as a traffic officer, his site says, and later worked his way up to the SWAT team.

He was still working as a Deputy Constable in 2008 when he was arrested on a drunken-driving violation, Dallas Police Department records show. According to the arrest report, Jackson had been speeding down Northwest Highway when he hit another driver. Jackson then lost control of the vehicle, veered over the sidewalk and crashed into five parked cars, according to a crash report.

Jackson resigned. The case went to trial, and in 2010 a jury found him guilty. He was fined $500 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, though the jail sentence was later suspended in place of community supervision. He appealed, records show, and the appeals court sided with the jury.

Then, in 2010, he was arrested on a second drunken-driving charge. "Before I could ask Jackson any questions, he was quick to state that he was a commissioned peace officer, not sworn and unemployed," says the officer's arrest report. "When I asked where he used to work as an officer, Jackson failed to answer my question even after several attempts to get that question answered."

He was convicted of a DWI again, placed on community supervision for two years and fined $1,000. Then, this year, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement suspended his peace officer's license for 10 years because of the DWI violations.

In an undated application he filled out to work for the Milford Police Department, he writes that his nickname is Incredible Hulk and that he has a Hulk tattoo. And his about.me profile adds that he also pursued a successful career in bodybuilding during his time in law enforcement. In 2009, his site says, he won first place out of 35 competitors at the Dallas Europa Fit Model Hard Body Contest.


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Subnx
Subnx

Two observations. Why does a constable need a SWAT team? Do they actually let the people posting on this thread vote?

redde
redde

Really!!!! ...LOL, Ive heard enough! sombody is really working hard to make this guy not win, I wonder how much they got paid to air this story before election time, Why is this Katy Hubener or what ever her name is so scared of this Jackson that she has to go to this extrem to bring  this out before the run-off election, what is she hiding? What has she done for the commuity beside speed up evictions i was told, and trying to hide behind the black people to win there vote? and did I hear that she  is a Realtor? and at the same time eviting people out there homes, ok enough said!

honey
honey

I cant see this statement on his page, Im not a friend of his on FB, It seems to me he like other friends of mind who have dated out of there race have ran in to issue with people in there on  race my not agree, maybe he had a issue with a black woman that day about him dating out his race, why would some body go all the way back to 2010 to find this? LOL to much time on our hands! I want to meet this jackson guy! he got my vote!

tammy
tammy

well from what I gather, is that mybe he like some the other black guys I know personally, that are married to or dating a women of a different race have some people that have a problem with that even in his on race, I cant see that statment for my self, so I cant 100% beleive it came from this jackson guy FB page ... Why would some body go all the way back to 2010 to find a so call statement? ...lol we have to much time on our hands these days!

AliceIn
AliceIn

It's not like these two drunk driving convictions were when he was a child.  He was a cop!  I've been checking out his FB page and the guy's a trip. 

 August 2, 2010 he wrote:  "As a black man, I have a desire to date out of my race...Why a black woman cant understand that? WHy a black woman cant respect a black man desire to have that intrest in the other race without being looked at wrongfully for not dating the black woman?"..."I thought we were all created equal..."


As a candidate for judge, shouldn't he be able to understand that he contradicts himself in the same paragraph?  If a person wants to date someone, why should it matter if they are of a different race?  If he had said that, then I would 100% agree but he makes it clear that he wants to date someone BECAUSE of their race.  He can't be so race conscious and then say race shouldn't matter and expect others to not see that he is being contradictory.


I don't care who he dates but his reasoning is not sound.  This does matter in a judge.

jam1
jam1



Jp’s courts do not hear DWI cases, You not required to be a police officer or security officer to be a JP in Texas , so why is this a issue on the man’s criminal past and work history? Oh I forgot he is BLACK! That’s why! How about what he can do to help the people in this court is the only thing I’m wan ting to know! So far Im hearing Bullshit! Reasons to be alarm! Lol Wow this Katy Hubener woman is really scared of this Jackson guy! Word on the street say that she is a ass hole JP! And not trying to help to people!

oldbrit
oldbrit

Personally, I don't want an active alcoholic with a currently suspended law enforcement license sitting on any judicial bench anywhere. -- Especially, since he appealed his conviction on the basis that the police didn't have probable cause to arrest him after he failed all three field sobriety tests. Sounds to me like this guy thinks he's above the law and looking a nice paycheck from the taxpayers.


http://factpac.org/voter-warning-fred-jackson/

tommylee089
tommylee089

LMAO! Gotta love them Dallas County Democrats...

rick12
rick12

i have to read this, to see it for myself I was arrested for DWI,

and got another because I had a previous 

one police will do that

 I was not evening driving!

 I was sitting in the car with it running in a parking lot sleep!

refused a test they gave me another one!

tommet
tommet

I hate people who can’t run clean campaigns! Always got talk about shit from their past, that does not have to do with policy and issues on what they can do for you! This is the reason why some don’t like to vote! Swift-boating!

tommet
tommet

Lol…Judgmental people kill me with their comments about people!!...So it’s ok for a white man(bush) to have a past dwi’s and become president ... But a black man can’t run for office with the same offense…?...No one was killed, just parked cars..have anyone heard the results on that Jp from wise county yet were people were killed in the driving the wrong way...I will be wacthing this race...

becinaura
becinaura

Omg! This sound like a TV show! he get in trouble with the law and now a judge, remind me of my favorite TV court judge mathis! Go jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! You what the community need as a judge! Someone who don't think they are prefect ! Someone who been on both sides of the law! That sound like someone who will when elected understand and have a passion for given you a for change! Got my vote nice body

becinaura
becinaura

Omg! This sound like a TV show! he get in trouble with the law and now a judge, remind me of my favorite TV court judge mathis! Go jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! You what the community need as a judge! Someone who don't think they are prefect ! Someone who been on both sides of the law! That sound like someone who will when elected understand and have a passion for given you a for change! Got my vote nice body

becinaura
becinaura

Lol! This sound like someone I know! A TV show! He gets in trouble with the law and now a judge, mmmh, sound like my favorite court tv judge Mathis! You Go Jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! You doing the right thing! The community will see it too that you want to help people! I can't think of a better person for the job who can say they have been on both sides of the justice system! You got my vote! Nice body!

becinaura
becinaura

Action Jackson really, omg! This sound like a TV show! Lol!!! He get in to trouble with law in the past then becomes a judge, remind me of my favorite judge tv show judge mathis! Go jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! The community will see you want to help the people! I think you be the best person for the job , someone who has been on both side of the justice system , You got my vote! Nice body! - I want a t-shirt!

becinaura
becinaura

Omg! This sound like a TV show! he get in trouble with the law and now a judge, remind me of my favorite TV court judge mathis! Go jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! You what the community need as a judge! Someone who don't think they are prefect ! Someone who been on both sides of the law! That sound like someone who will when elected understand and have a passion for given you a for change! Got my vote nice body! Omg! This sound like a TV show! he get in trouble with the law and now a judge, remind me of my favorite TV court judge mathis! Go jackson! Don't let the past hold you back! You what the community need as a judge! Someone who don't think they are prefect ! Someone who been on both sides of the law! That sound like someone who will when elected understand and have a passion for given you a for change! Got my vote nice body

AliceIn
AliceIn

@Subnx LOL!!!  If most of the people posting actually vote, they'll probably be yelling at the election judge because Action Jackson isn't on their ballot.

AliceIn
AliceIn

@redde I'm thankful to the media for doing what I expect them to do which is to keep us informed about the people that we're voting on.  Action Jackson's campaign information paints a very different picture of his qualifications.

AliceIn
AliceIn

@honey Well, I think he needs a job.  So do I.  I'm just trying to find out as much about him as I can.  This article raised a lot of questions.

AliceIn
AliceIn

@tammy Well, yes, I need to find a job.  You'd be amazed at all the things I've read.  This was just one example of his contradictory statements. There's also a rant on Baby Momma's and child support....I can't really tell what he's trying to say in that post. 

wendw
wendw

@AliceIn OMG!!!! If he has dated out of his race why is that a issue? LOL, I try go on his FB page to see this statement, you have to send a friend request,or  be a friend on their, so how you get this info?

odhom
odhom

@jam1 I hear that this Katy Hubener woman is a realtor ?!! and preside over eviction cases in her court !Now that is something I would be worried about!!!  NOW THATS A VOTER ALERT!!!! lol ... but I do know people in the community want her GONE!!!  may 27 is going a showdown for real!!! lol...I can t wait to watch!!! popcorn ready!!!

odhom
odhom

@jam1 I hear that this woman is a realtor ? and preside over eviction cases in her court !Now that is something I would be worried about!!!  NOW THATS A VOTER ALERT!!!! lol

jam1
jam1

I wish people would just stick to policy and issues in the community , and  their platform to the voters, not mud slanging!

wcvemail
wcvemail

@rick12  
Yes, that's the only reason that people get a second DWI, because they had a previous DWI, no other reason.

You're a DISD graduate, aren't you.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@tommet  


I HOPE  that a person who has 2 DWI's is not deciding my fate>  #just sayin'

wcvemail
wcvemail

@tommet  
If you had not played the race card, you'd have had a good hand with that question about the Wise Co. JP. 

wcvemail
wcvemail

@becinaura  
Remember when we talked about words coming out too fast? Remember when we agreed that you would breathe normally between words? Yes, yes, we know, it's very exciting, but you don't want to have to go lie down in the resting room again, do you?

wcvemail
wcvemail

@becinaura  
Here, let's wipe your face, you got spit and snot all over. Again. Yes, yes, we'll change the diaper before lunch, don't you fret.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@becinaura  
We'll just ask the nice lady to fill out your voting card, don't you fret. Yes, yes, we'll make sure your vote counts. Here, have a sugar-free lollipop.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@becinaura  
Yes, yes, we'll get you another t-shirt, although you messed all over the last one, and that's why you're still in your plastic pajamas.

wcvemail
wcvemail

@becinaura  
We had to talk to the other patients again, telling them that you were really, really trying to keep from screaming at the TV, but you're not trying really hard today, are you. You don't want us to have to take the TV away again, do you?

redde
redde

@AliceIn @redde well, from what I read about him, he simply stated the postion that he have helded , now why he is not doing them any more is another story, but he stated the facts, that he once worked in these roles, dwi's happen not while he was on the job or on tax payers dime, it happen on his on time away from work. for that I cant say he dont have my vote...I dont judge people based of how they live there life and the mistakes they made, I make my  decision based of what they can do for the voters in making change for the better!

redde
redde

@AliceIn @honey  how do you know he needs a job? It cost money to run for office that comes out your own pocket!, not tax payers pockets! it's not cheap to run for office! fund rasing only go so far! I dont think  this man would go thru all this if he was not serious about I guess trying to help the people, I'm sure he knew before going in this , that his background will come out.

Soldiersalute
Soldiersalute

He deleted his child's mother from FB after that. I am an old friend of hers. For the most part they were only friends on FB so she could tag him in her sons pictures since he isn't able to see him often, but like any mother there are times of frustration and she knows that it was wrong to post about him (even though she never named him in the post)

AliceIn
AliceIn

@wendw @AliceInAs anyone can read, who he dates is not the point that I was trying to raise.  His reasoning ability, or argument, as presented in this instance, seems to be flawed.  I'm a firm believer in the right to date anyone you choose.  It just makes no sense to say race shouldn't be an issue but to clearly imply that you want to make dating decisions based upon race.

oldbrit
oldbrit

@redde @AliceIn  DWI's off the job are OK? No liability insurance - is that OK for a law enforcement officer? What about getting the second DWI while still on probation for the previous one? Or, how about beating up a student at Duncanville ISD while he was employed as a security guard?


Oh, I forgot to mention that his Law Enforcement License and his Driver's License have both been suspended.


But, of course, this must be some big ole conspiracy by da man to keep this black man down, because voters don't care about whether their elected officials are drunks, beat up those they interact with, or have their law enforcement and driver's licenses suspended. Information like that is just to hurt this nice man who only wants a $100K a year job at tax payer expense to pay his bar tab so he can get drunk and plow his car into 6 other cars - again.

tammy
tammy

@AliceIn @wendw , well from what I gather, is that mybe he like some the other black guys I know personally, that are married to or dating a women of a different race have some people that have a problem with that even in his on race, I cant see that statment for my self, so I cant 100% beleive it came from this jackson guy FB page ... Why would some body go all the way back to 2010 to find a so call statement? ...lol we have to much time on our hands these days!

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