The Sheriff’s Office publishes a list of everyone booked into the Travis County Jail, and I’ve been watching it over the last week or so to keep track of the new policy of housing Immigration (ICE) in the jail. The numbers of folks listed under ‘INS Detainer’ has certainly increased exponentially.

But today I noticed that

Grits for Breakfast pointed me to a very interesting new blog “Just Rants and Raves” written by a guy being supervised on a Dallas County sex offender probation. I hope to see more “probation blogs” pop up, because I think it will be instructive for everyone in the system. I’m sure that our local Austin

The short answer is “no”.

Prostitution stings (aka john stings) involve female officers dressing up as call girls/hookers, hanging out in high crime areas, and approaching men (usually in cars), and asking them if they “want a date”. The conversations proceed from there, often with the undercover officer being the first one to actually raise the

§ 8.06. ENTRAPMENT. 


(a) It is a defense to prosecution that the actor engaged in the conduct charged because he was induced to do so by a law enforcement agent using persuasion or other means likely to cause persons to commit the offense.  Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit