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Women on Death Row

Women on Death Row

On November 14, 2022, Taylor Renee Parker became the seventh woman to arrive on Texas’ death row. The 29-year-old Parker was convicted on October 4, 2022, of capital murder by a Bowie County jury. On November 9, 2022, the jury sentenced her to death for the October 2020 murder of Reagan Simmons-Hancock, a 21-year-old pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb and eventually died.

 

“Take her to death row,” Judge John Tidwell instructed the court bailiff after the jury announced its sentence.

 

In a November 13, 2022, report for Kxan News by Carolyn Roy, Parker was transferred that same day to the women’s death row at the maximum security Mountain View Unit located in Gatesville, where she will await execution along with the six other women on death row. They are:

 

  • Erica Yvonne Sheppard: 27 years, 7 months on death row. Thirty-nine years of age. 19
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Police Misconduct and Its Staggering Cost to Taxpayers

Police Misconduct and Its Staggering Cost to Taxpayers

Police misconduct is the historical scourge of American policing. It raises its head in media from time to time with a horrific incident caught on video, but in reality, it thrives in communities across the country every day.

 

USAToday in June 2020, published a report that at least 85,000 police officers had been investigated or disciplined for misconduct between 2010 and 2020. 

 

The report found that some 200,000 incidents of police misconduct were alleged during this same period, resulting in 110,000 internal affairs investigations and the decertification of more than 30,000 police by 44 state law enforcement agencies.

 

That is not a “problem.” 

 

That is an epidemic of lawlessness by the very police sworn to protect and serve our communities. The nation has paid more attention to all aspects of police misconduct since the 2020 public murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police (herehere, and here

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Faking Marriage For Immigration Status Is a Federal Crime

Faking Marriage For Immigration Status Is a Federal Crime

It’s easy to get a green card when marriage to a United States citizen is involved, but there is substantial official concern about this aspect of the green card process. Because of this, the penalties for a fake “green card marriage” are severe, and that attracts the attention of media outlets when these kinds of cases occur.

 

Take, for example, the publicity in a recent case where a woman was sentenced to federal prison for 120 months and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for helping to orchestrate over 40 fake green card marriages.

 

Before you think of entering into a fake marriage to help someone get a green card, it’s a good idea to understand what consequences you can face for these actions. Read on to find out more about fake marriage and immigration law.

 

Why Even Bother With a Fake Marriage?

 

Why does a sham

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