• Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Houstonians Finally Get Back To Killing Each Other

    ‚ÄčLess than a week ago, Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt zipped off a news release proudly reporting that for the first time in memory there had been no reported murders in the city for 10 straight days."HPD's veteran Homicide investigators cannot recall a single week in the past decade without a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Hispanics Are Almost Never Arrested For Drugs, HPD Somehow Says

    At a drug policy summit last week at the Baker Institute, Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt unveiled some arrests stats that have us here at Hair Balls scratching our heads a bit. The figures had to do with the ethnic and racial breakdown of those arrested for narcotics violations in 2007 as compar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Holding Small Amounts Of Pot Will Still Get You Jail Time In Houston

    To Houstonians holding their breath that the cops here might follow the lead of other Texas cities and allow officers to just issue a ticket to the fine folk caught holding a small bit of marijuana, you may as well exhale. It ain't going to happen. Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt said as much W ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Undercover Cop

    New HPD Chief Hurtt is still plainclothes