“No trust, no bond,” declares Reverend Wright at anti-bond press conference

Reverend Ronald Wright, Reverend Marion Barnett, Dr. Juanita Wallace held a press conference on October 19th in front of DISD headquarters to express their opposition to the DISD bond proposal:

Reverend Ronald Wright heads an organization called Justice Seekers Texas, which is based in far East Dallas. On this bright Monday outside school headquarters, he told reporters he’s not against a bond package, just this one.

Why?

“No trust, no bond,” Wright said, almost chanting. “The bond was never planned. There was never public input.”

Wright said schools in need were ignored, while others — aging landmarks in the African-American community — like Pearl C. Anderson Middle School, were closed. It was shut two years ago.

“So this madness is setting the stage for 21st century segregation,” Wright said.
– Kera.org 

From WFAA coverage of the press conference:

“It’s really sad how certain conditions in the southern sector go unattended,” said Dr. Juanita Wallace. “They want to go ahead and use $1.6 billion to be voted on November 3rd. I say no!”

Critics of the bond package argue the proposed plan offers too many patchwork fixes for campuses like Kimball, Carter, Atwell, and South Oak Cliff High School, to name a few. They say it leaves some community campuses like Pinkston High School in jeopardy of being closed.

Retired teacher and education advocate Bill Betzen mounts campaign against DISD bond proposal

Bill BetzenBill Betzen has created a website and organization to oppose the $1.6 billion DISD bond proposal.

Among many other reasons, Mr. Betzen points out the lack of transparency and accountability in the allocation of the funds. Specifically, he says on his website:

When you ask about the sources for these plans it is repeatedly said they come from the Future Facilities Task Force, members listed here. The members of that Task Force say they never voted on these plans as a group. Apparently there are no minutes available documenting Task Force meetings.  The Task Force also held many other public meetings allegedly seeking input, but there are no minutes or listings of the people who attended those meetings either. Again, there are no records.  The bottom line is that it appears as if all plans came from DISD staff at 3700 Ross, or from other unnamed community sources.

View Mr. Betzen’s website opposing the bond can be viewed here.

Dallas NAACP comes out against DISD bond proposal

DALLAS – August 17th, 2005 The Dallas chapter of the NAACP said Sunday its members will not support a proposed $1.6 billion bond for DISD schools because they have not seen enough details about the plan.

Arthur Fleming, chapter president, told reporters on Sunday that there is a perception that the bond money will not be spent equally across DISD schools, especially on campuses in the southern sector.

“I think they need to slow down, let the community see what’s in the bond package and then go from there,” Fleming says.

Read the Entire Story and View the WFAA TV Report Here

Mike Orozco Can’t Be Trusted On The Job Or With His Family

Perhaps, you received this mailing from FACTpac. Below, you will find the documentation to back up this mailing, as well as additional information which clearly makes Michael Orozco the wrong choice for constable, or any elected office.

Michael Orozco Can Not Be Trusted Front

Michael Orozco Can Not Be Trusted Back

Michael Orozco Cannot Be Trusted With His Family

According to a Dallas County Family Court document, Michael Orozco is apparently a mean drunk. In fact, while drunk, and in the presence of his children, he put his service revolver to his head and threatened to kill himself.

In fact, a Dallas County Family Court judge had to issue a restraining order to protect his Orozco’s children from Orozco. Orozco was restrained from having possession of his children for a period of time and further ordered that he not drink eight hours before seeing his children and in their presence.

Michael Orozco Cannot Be Trusted With His Current Job

Our mailing said,

Orozco was cited for dereliction of duty for leaving his duty assignment and going home without clocking out.

Orozco was cited for dereliction of duty for checking himself in service and then not reporting for duty.

The GPS on Orozco’s patrol car proved he was not on duty.

Orozco couldn’t be trusted out in a patrol car on his own, so Orozco was assigned to JP Court bailiff duty where the judge could “monitor” him.

Here’s the disciplinary report which shows that Michael Orozco cannot be trusted to do the job he has now without threats of being fired and being placed in a position where his behavior can be monitored.

Michael Orozco has a history of dereliction of duty. When he worked in Precinct 5, Michael Orozco was caught Working A Second PAID Job While On Duty, using County vehicles.

In direct violation of Dallas County personnel policy, Michael Orozco harassed fellow constable’s office employees by ridiculing their sexual orientation.

Michael Orozco Cannot Be Trusted With ThePrecinct 5 Constable’s Office

Michael Orozco can’t be trusted to care of his own family and he can’t be trusted to do the job he has now. Orozco’s “work ethic” is not that of a leader. Harassing fellow employees is not the behavior of a leader.

In a video on his website, Michael Orozco asks us to “put my leadership and experience to the test as your Dallas County Constable.”

The Fund Against Corruption has issued a voter warning against Michael Orozco.

We think Michael Orozco’s irresponsible and reckless behavior, both at home and at work, makes it clear that we cannot afford to give him a chance to destroy a constable’s office which runs effectively, efficiently, and without a hint of scandal under the leadership of incumbent Constable Beth Villarreal.

In Sum – Mike Orozco for Constable – No way!

 

The Real Fred “Action” Jackson’s Actions

The Real Fred "Action" Jackson's Actions

Documentation of our mailing… and more

1. Fred Jackson Drives Drunk

Dallas Police Department Arrest Report

Fred Jackson Convicted of Driving Drunk

2. Fred Jackson Hits Six Cars

Action Jackson manages to hit SIX cars – Police Department Diagram

3. Fred Jackson Has No Insurance

Texas Peace Office Crash Report Shows Fred Jackson Has No Liability Insurance

Fred Jackson Appeals His Conviction For Drunk Driving

4. Fred Jackson Drives Drunk Again

Fred Jackson Arrested For Drunk Driving While Still On Probation – Plano Police Report

Fred Jackson Refuses To Take Intoxication Test and Refuses To Sign Statutory Warning

Fred Jackson Driver License Suspension

Fred Jackson Pleads Guilty – Serves Jail Sentence – Fined 4000 Dollars

5. Fred Jackson Sleeps On The Job Continue reading

Voter Warning: Fred Jackson

Justice of the Peace Katy Hubener is the incumbent in J. P. Precinct 4, Place 2. She has an excellent record and deserves re-election.

Unfortunately, she has an opponent in the Democratic Primary Run-off Election. His name is Fred Jackson.

We are issuing a VOTER WARNING against Fred Jackson

  1. Fred Jackson has multiple Driving While Intoxicated convictions.
  2. Fred Jackson had his Peace Officer’s License revoked as a result of these convictions.
  3. Worst of all, Mr. Jackson doesn’t think that the police have probable cause to arrest an obviously intoxicated driver at the scene of an accident – even after failing three field sobriety tests.

Fred Jackson objects so strongly to arresting drunk drivers, that when he was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, he appealed his conviction on the basis that “the police lacked probable cause to arrest him for DWI.”

Needless to say, the appeals court Justices Lang, Murphy, and Myers ruled against Fred Jackson.

In the written opinion, Justice Murphy wrote,

(Dallas Police Officer Tutt testified that:) (1) Tutt and his partner responded to the scene of an accident involving several cars; (2) appellant Fred Jackson approached Tutt at the scene and informed Tutt that he had been the driver of one of the cars; (3) the driver of one of the other cars involved in the accident told Tutt that the accident was appellant  Fred Jackson’s fault; (4) appellant Fred Jackson had bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol; (5) appellant was “overly friendly” and kept touching Tutt, who told appellant more than once not to touch him; (6) appellant Fred Jackson exhibited a sufficient number of “clues” indicative of intoxication in each of three field sobriety tests that Tutt administered to appellant (the horizontal gaze nystagmus [HGN] test, the walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg-stand test); and (7) Tutt arrested appellant Fred Jackson for DWI following these field sobriety tests.

Contrary to Fred Jackson’s claim, the justices ruled that the above was sufficient probable cause to arrest Fred Jackson.

Read the entire ruling against Fred Jackson and then run as fast as you can to the nearest polling place to vote for the re-election of Justice of the Peace Katy Hubener.

Why Does Lisa Blue think she has to buy judges to “help” DA Craig Watkins?

(Tammy Kemp is the District Attorney who withheld evidence from a defense attorney resulting in a woman being convicted and sent to prison for a life-sentence for a crime she is unlikely to have committed.)

Dallas Attorney Lisa Blue Appears to Be Bankrolling Attacks on Democratic Judge Lena Levario

By Eric Nicholson Dallas Observer

Levario, a lifelong Democrat, would seem an odd target for a PAC that’s dedicated itself to thwarting Republicans. Why waste resources on a Democratic primary? No one from the GOP bothered to enter the race.

A quick glance at Lone Star Project Nonfederal’s campaign finance reports provides a possible answer. The PAC’s leading contributor, according to the Texas Tribune, is Dallas attorney Lisa Baron Blue. She has donated $185,000 since October 2012, about a quarter of the group’s total during that period. The $50,000 she chipped in on January 17 is the only contribution the PAC recorded on the report it filed 30 days before the March 4 primary.

See also: Judge Dismisses Charges against Al Hill III after Craig Watkins Refuses to Answer Questions

Blue, it’s safe to assume, is not a Levario fan. Levario is the judge who decided that Blue had improperly influenced Watkins to bring charges against Al Hill III, Blue’s opponent in a separate legal dispute, and held Watkins in contempt of court. When Blue was called to testify at a hearing, she invoked the Fifth Amendment.

Read the entire piece at the Dallas Observer

Houston Chronicle Endorses Judge Steve Kirkland

113th Civil District Court: Steve Kirkland

Steve Kirkland’s loss in the 2012 Democratic primary for the 215th civil district court stands as a case study in the pitfalls of a partisan elected judiciary. After serving for years as a dedicated and highly praised judge, Kirkland was challenged by an unqualified opponent whose campaign was almost exclusively funded from a single source – local plaintiff’s attorney George Fleming, who coincidentally had lost a major judgment in Kirkland’s court. The election was marred by underhanded attack ads, and the message to Harris County was clear: Justice is for sale.

Democracy should not go to the highest bidder. But history threatens to repeat itself. Fleming is at it again, bankrolling Kirkland’s only challenger in this race, Lori Gray.

There is no question in this election. Democratic Party voters should send a message and put Kirkland back on the bench where he belongs.

A graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, Kirkland served for four years as a civil court judge and eight years as a municipal court judge. He may not have the backing of a big-dollar plaintiff’s attorney, but he does have the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle.

Support Judge Steve Kirkland in his fight against dirty smear campaign

If you live in Harris County, this race is of critical importance to the integrity of the judiciary in Houston and Harris County, Texas

Please vote for Steve Kirkland for Judge, 113th District Court, Harris County.

We cannot allow attorneys to exact vengeance on Judges such as Judge Steve Kirkland because things didn’t go his way in the courtroom. Attorney George Fleming was sued by his clients for overcharging them in Judge Kirkland’s court. When the jury decided against Fleming and Judge Kirkland allowed the verdict to stand, Fleming decided to recruit and fund an opponent to kick Judge Kirkland off the bench. To make matters worse, Fleming then funded a smear campaign in which Fleming’s hand-picked candidate refuses to repudiate the smear and who has her campaign manager promoting the smear.

This has gotten so bad, it has made national news.

A dirty campaign about decades-old bad deeds

By Lisa Falkenberg Houston Chronicle

After Steven Kirkland stopped drinking nearly 30 years ago, he didn’t try to hide his painful alcoholic past. But he didn’t advertise it, either. That is, until last week… Continue reading