Miranda Rights

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Jameis Winston's "Great Crab Leg Caper" Police Report Released

    As the 2014 NFL Draft rolls up on us this Thursday, one of the top prospects for next year's draft continues to chip away at his draft stock brick by brick, through sheer stupidity, if nothing else. Last week came news that 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, apparently famished, went to a P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of Insane Alabama Woman Attacking Sooner Fans

    Oftentimes, when it comes to Zapruder analysis of viral fan fighting videos, we have virtually no back story, no participant names, so it leaves us (well, leaves me) to fill in the blanks. Pseudonyms, contrived trigger events, these are hallmarks of the genre. I do what I can. But sometimes a ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2014

    The Silent Treatment

    Using a Houston murder case, the Supreme Court quietly strangles the right to keep your mouth shut.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Using a Houston Murder Case, The Supreme Court Quietly Strangles the Right to Remain Silent

    On an early December morning in 1992, two brothers were shot in a Houston home. There were no witnesses. The HPD's investigation led them to Genovevo Salinas, who had been at a party with the victims the evening before. Salinas agreed to accompany the police officers to the police station and even g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Genovevo Salinas: Supreme Court Weighs Fifth Amendment Rights in Houston Murder Case

    Prisoner Genovevo Salinas' silence during an early interrogation for a double-murder at a Houston apartment complex back in 1992 will be the subject of arguments before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday. Salinas is serving out a 20-year sentence for the shooting deaths of brothers Juan and Hector ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    What You Need to Know About Cops, Drugs & Big Music Festivals

    Ed. Note: This post from L.A.'s West Coast Sound was written expressly about Coachella, but could just as easily apply to Houston's upcoming Free Press Summer Fest or ACL, except for the whole medical-marijuana thing. Read closely; learn something. Hate to say it, but some of you at large Coachella ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    A Wrong Turn

    Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Life Without Parole

    John Kinsel remains in prison even after alleged rape victim recanted.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Lisa Nowak's Unhinged Post-Arrest Mutterings Can't Be Used In Trial

    The statements are out, the diapers are in.A Florida appeals court ruled this morning on some motions by astronaut Lisa "Crazy In Love" Nowak; they found that statements Nowak made to police during her arrest at an Orlando airport would not be admissible in trial. A trail-court judge had found that ... More >>