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Michael McLaughlin

Sheriff Allegedly Recorded Inmates' Phone Calls With Attorneys | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

A sheriff's department in Texas recorded what should have been private phone calls between lawyers and inmates, and provided prosecutors with copies o...

Texas Officers Make Contest Out Of Collecting Homeless People's Signs

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Two police officers in an oil-rich West Texas city spent weeks competing to see who could take the most cardboard signs away f...

Michael McLaughlin

Police Raiding Homes Without Knocking Puts Lives At Risk: Rights Group | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

Police across Texas often violate the Constitution and put the lives of officers and civilians at risk by entering homes unannounced, a civil rights g...

Michael McLaughlin

HOW DO THEY CALL THIS PLACE A COOLER? Texas Inmate Sues Over Scorching Prison Heat | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

A former inmate claiming a Texas prison reached dangerously high temperatures without relief may sue the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday. A...