Blake Pate, an unarmed man who was shot and killed on Christmas Day by a cop, is "a victim of the Houston Police Department," says attorney David Hodges, who is representing the victim's family. On December 25, 2011, Pate finished dinner at his family's home and headed towards his brother's place. ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>
Harris County Sheriff's deputies arrested Chad Holley and three other men in connection with a burglary in the far northwest part of the county. Holley, 18, was the kid videotaped being taken down and possibly beaten by HPD officers after a burglary in 2010. Four HPD officers were fired, but the on ... More >>
A jury has found former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of official oppression in connection with the arrest of Chad Holley. The video of the arrest showed officers seemingly whaling away on the teen, who was running from a burglary. Blomberg was one of four HPD officers who were fired; the ... More >>
Jury rejects $12 million claim
Don't Get in the Way of Our Titty Bar Raids, Yo! Security camera footage taken during a raid at the Treasures strip club shows a Houston Police Department officer shoving gay activist Ray Hill in the chest before other officers surround the 71-year-old, handcuff him, and escort him from the ... More >>
Jolanda Jones: No questions, please.In the wake of an Office of Inspector General investigation that found she violated city ordinances in creating a flyer dispensing legal advice, Houston City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones said today that she was "confident that when all of the facts come to li ... More >>
Jolanda Jones says never talk to HPD
City council member Jolanda Jones says she acted as a lawyer at the meeting.Small white cards drifted around the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church on February 8, where the NAACP town hall meeting was being held to address Chad Holley's police beating."Know Your Rights With The Police," the ... More >>
HPD: This time they'll get it right. Right?There's nothing like a bunch of grown men getting caught on tape stomping the hell out of a defenseless teenager to get the ol' government gears grindin'. Responding to the political shitstorm stirred up by the Chad Holley video, Mayor Annise Parker ... More >>
Mayor, police grilled on HPD beating.
Quanell X and other community leaders released a new video today of Houston police arresting a man with some degree of physicality. The incident -- which happened two years ago -- was captured on a hospital security cam. If you're expecting a big beatdown, you won't see it.
Mandy OaklanderAnnise Parker spoke at an NAACP town hall meeting last night.Last night around 7 p.m., the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church was packed tighter than a month's worth of Sunday mornings. Hundreds swarmed to attend the standing-room-only NAACP town hall meeting about the recent ... More >>
The video is outKTRK has managed to get its hands on the long-awaited security footage that shows Houston police officers hitting and kicking a teenaged burglary suspect as he's in custody. From the initial reports by people who'd seen it when the incident happened last year, you might have ... More >>
HPD video: Just waiting to break out big on the netWhen word first broke that an alleged Houston police beatdown of a teenage had been videotaped, we speculated that law enforcement officials were dreading the day the video went viral. That day is coming closer, and officials are fighting tooth ... More >>
Photo by groovehousePull over when you see the red lights, peopleAt a news briefing earlier today, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland appeared sympathetic to those in the community who are upset that the officers involved in the alleged beating of a handcuffed teenaged burglary suspect, whic ... More >>