A Texas Couple’s Pride Flag Was Torn Down And Set On Fire!
(DALLAS) 03-07-17 – A couple living near Dallas had their rainbow flag ripped down and set on fire early Thursday morning in the small community of Carrolton, Texas, near Dallas.
Markus Maguire and his husband, Wilson Nash, discovered the smoldering flag stuffed in their mailbox with neighbor’s mail used to keep the fire going.
Security cameras captured video of a van pulling up to the house, and shows someone pulling the flag down. The van leaves and returns a few minutes later. The video shows someone setting the flag on fire.
“It was actually a target at us,” Maguire told KXAS NBC 5. “It was absolute hate, and they meant to do it.”
Carrollton,Texas is the home of Drag Race star Laganja Estranja.
Thursday’s Hip Hop Night At F Bar Turned Violent Requiring Massive Police Response After Nightclub Had Closed!
HOUSTON — FEB 24 — Nearly two-dozen police officers responded to F Bar Houston early Friday morning to break up a fight in the parking lot. F Bar Houston is located on Tuam Street.
Houston Police describe at least 200 people were in the parking lot of the LGBT nightclub near Helena Street when multiple fights broke out.
Thursday night is the nightclub’s hip-hop night. “It was club patrons that were in the parking lot near and around the food truck,” club owner Irwin Palchick said to About News. “The club was closed, and our security was still on sight when it occurred.”
F Bar Houston’s off duty Houston Police officer, working the extra job at the club had to call for back up. An estimated 20+ officers responded to the call for help.
According to Houston Police, dozens of people fled the scene when officers started arriving. Two men were examined by paramedics for unknown injuries but were not transported to the hospital.
A witness at F Bar describes Thursday nights as very crowed. “There are so many people, all wanting to leave about 2:15 a.m. that it takes a while to get everyone out.”
Houston Police detained several people at the scene, but no arrests were made due to the district attorney’s office refusing to accept charges.
A Man Accused Of Tragically Running Down Michael Alexander Hill, Fleeing Scene, Employed Again As A Bartender!
HOUSTON — FEB 18 — A popular business that launched multiple highly successful café’s from Montrose has hired a man accused of tragically running down and killing a gay man that lead Houston Police on a year long, nationwide manhunt.
Suspect, Emmanuel Salgado, is employed with BB’s Café in the Heights as a bartender while on bond for felony ‘failure to stop and render aid – accident involving death’.
The death of Hill drew national attention after Houston Police charged the wrong man in the case. It was later discovered that Salgado was employed at Boheme Bar as a bartender just a few block away from where Hill was killed.
“I can confirm he is a bartender at our Heights café,” a manager at the Montrose location confirmed with About News. “We were not aware of the charges, and I will be making some calls,” he stated. Management at BB’s in the Heights would not speak to us, and calls to owner Brooks Bassler last week were not returned.
Salgado is charged in the 182nd district court of Harris County and free on a $30,000 dollar bond awaiting his next court appearance.
“There is irrefutable proof in the case via blood evidence found on [Salgado] the vehicle from my son,” Michael Hill Sr, the father of Hill, confirmed to About News.
Houston Police have long suspected the accused was intoxicated when Hill was killed.
As the first openly lesbian district attorney, Kim Ogg is making history and aims to change the broken criminal justice system in Houston, Texas.
HOUSTON — NOV 4 — In a state that went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, native Houstonian Kim Ogg, an Democrat, sweep the county with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Officially making her the newly elected District Attorney of Harris County, and the first openly lesbian to lead the largest DA’s office in the South.
Having been officially sworn in as the first open lesbian for Harris County District Attorney, her son and life partner by her side. Ogg, who campaigned on victim’s rights, formally took the oath at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, a day prior to the public inauguration on Monday.
“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice,” Ogg said. “My vision for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is for us together to fulfill this purpose, by making our paramount goal public safety and evidence-based justice for all,” she explained.
“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice” – Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney
Winning the office in a Democratic tidal wave, Ogg says she strives to accomplish, “keeping the public safe, constantly strive for equality in our use of prosecutorial discretion, to treat those accused of crimes fairly and to treat all crime victims with dignity.”
Ogg thanked her partner of 32 years, Olivia Jordan, their son, Jack, her colleagues in the DA’s office, law enforcement officials and many others during the ceremony.