Oklahoma Teen Killed Family Before Spending UT/OU Weekend in Dallas, Prosecutors Say

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Stephens County
Alan Hruby
Alan Hruby is a 19-year-old shopaholic.

"There is no bigger rush then [sic] getting to the register at a store and swiping your credit card. And in that moment you are waiting for the screen to say, 'Approved' you start to get heart palpitations and you get a rush of adrenaline. By the time she is handing your stuff to you, you are so high on adrenaline, the $15,000 total does not even phase [sic] you until you've gotten home and seen the receipts," Hruby said in a now-deleted February blog post.

Hruby brags about his shoe collection, about the points he earns on his numerous credit cards. He doesn't mention the criminal charge for opening a credit card in his grandmother's name and spending $5,000 on a six-week trip to Europe provided by his parents, nor his assault of his mother two years ago after a fight about money.

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Dallas Police Are Better than Most in Dealing With Photographers and Cop Watchers

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A panel on people's rights to film and photograph police officers included two lawyers, two officers and a photojournalist.
Max Geron, the Dallas Police Department's media relations officer, smiled and shook his head in disbelief. In the video, a veteran East Coast police officer approached a photojournalist, who was standing across the street from a traffic stop with multiple squad cars present, and told him to leave. The officer didn't seem to know that, as long as they don't insert themselves into the scene, citizens and journalists have the right to film officers in public. Also, within reason, officers have the right to keep those taking pictures a certain distance away. However, "'Go away and step off the face of the earth' is not reasonable," said the moderator of a panel on the issue Thursday night, which is essentially what the East Coast officer told the photojournalist.

The moderator, a former photographer and a current media-rights lawyer, said that police officers have a sensitivity toward one of their own being filmed, and that's when Geron, who publicly is a progressive on policing, took the mic to defend not the East Coast officer's behavior, but the mentality that may lead to it.

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More Proof That Police Kill Young Black Men Far More Than Anyone Else

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The scene of an officer-involved shooting in Dallas. According to a recent analysis, black men are 21 times more likely than white men to be shot by police officers.
In the past few months, Dallas activists have been working to raise awareness about the number of black men police have killed over the years. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club has taken to the streets armed with rifles, and Dallas Communities Organizing for Change has analyzed data on police shootings over a 10-year period. The latter released a report on their findings: Black men, while making up a smaller percentage of the Dallas population than their white counterparts, die at the hands of police officers much more frequently.

Which you already knew. But now there's even more evidence, in the form of a ProPublica analysis of deadly police shootings from around the country that backs up the local group's findings.

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Cowboys Running Back Joseph Randle Arrested for Stealing Underwear, Cologne

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Frisco Police Department
Joseph Randle
According to multiple reports, Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested by Frisco police after being seen attempting to shoplift underwear and a bottle of cologne on an in-house camera at the Stonebriar Centre mall Dillard's.

Randle was detained by Dillard's loss prevention officers who called Frisco police at 8:17 Monday night. Frisco PD arrested Randle, who was released early Tuesday after posting bail.

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Cowboys DB Subject of New Attempted Rape Allegation

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Dallas Cowboys
C.J. Spillman
C.J. Spillman, the Cowboys defensive back named in connection with a September 20 sexual assault allegation in Grapevine, was accused of attempted rape in December 2013 while he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

According to a Santa Clara, California, police report obtained by the New York Daily News, a massage therapist accused Spillman of groping her and trying to rip off her pants after she gave Spillman a massage. He then pinned her to the ground and tried to put his penis in her mouth, she said.

Spillman denied the allegations to police and was never charged in the incident.

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Another Dealer Sent to Prison for His Role in a Large North Texas Meth Ring

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Adiel Fuentes is one of 24 suspects ensnared in a meth ring bust.
Adiel Fuentes was a cog in a much bigger machine. He started working for Gerardo Cisneros halfway through 2012, according to court documents, and he took quite well to the type of work Cisneros employed him for. He was one of the main collaborators in Cisneros' burgeoning meth ring that DEA agents took down last year.

Cisneros' mom and sister would drive down to Mexico, take the meth produced there and deliver it to him in Dallas. Cisneros would then have Fuentes and some others fan out across the city, dealing the product. The ring leader would then send the money back to Mexico through carriers.

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown Sent Drug Tip With a Free Sample of Suspected Crystal Meth

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With the mountains of tips the Dallas Police Department fields on any given day, and with finite resources forcing the department to prioritize and decide which leads to follow up on and which to put on the back-burner, it's only reasonable for a concerned citizen to wonder how to make his or her complaint stand out from the pack. This week, one Dallas resident stumbled upon a foolproof way to do exactly that: mailing the police chief what appears to be crystal meth.

The envelope, addressed to Police Chief David Brown, arrived at Dallas PD headquarters at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

"The letter pretty much gave him some names, apparently [of] people who were dealing drugs, and it had some crystal substance," says DPD spokesman Juan Fernandez.

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Man Wanted For Murder in Seagoville Looks Like Seagoville

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KDFW via Twitter
Logan Michael Drumm
This guy is wanted for shooting two people at a Seagoville trailer park Sunday afternoon. If you have seen him or know where he is, we apologize. You should also contact Seagoville police.

Jason Harrison's Father Sues Dallas and the Police Officers Who Killed His Son

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The site of Jason Harrison's death.
David Harrison, whose mentally ill son Jason Harrison died at the hands of Dallas police in June, filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming two officers used excessive force when they shot his son six times within minutes of arriving at the son's home on Glencairn Drive.

Linda Turley, David Harrison's lawyer, writes in the lawsuit that officers John Rogers and Andrew Hutchins shot Jason Harrison "multiple times when Jason Sherard Harrison, an unarmed man, did not pose a risk of injury to himself or others." The police have said that the younger Harrison had a screwdriver in his hand and made an aggressive act toward the officers, causing them to open fire.

Both officers and the city of Dallas are named as defendants.


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After a Confrontation, Man Dies Outside Cedar Springs Bar

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A man possibly got into an argument here and then was punched, police say.
A man died last weekend after a confrontation outside a bar on Cedar Springs Road. Detective Derick Chaney said video from JR's Bar & Grill shows that Joseph Chase was punched on the sidewalk then fell to the ground, unconscious. Chaney said he lay there until police arrived. He was pronounced dead at a hospital later.

Chaney said he's been unable so far to ascertain where Chase was before he was punched. Chaney believes Chase and the person who punched him were possibly drunk and got into an argument, but their encounter was "not a fight." The person landed one punch and then Chase fell, Chaney said video showed.

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