Reading between the lines from this KXAN news story, “Man Faces Life In Prison for Perjury”:

A Liberty Hill man faces life in prison for aggravated perjury charges after claiming he was innocent following a plea bargain with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors say Markus Peavy had made false statements in his plea bargain and the writ when claiming he was not guilty of DWI charges. Peavy is two years into a 55-year sentence for a fourth DWI conviction.

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I sent an open records request just now to Austin Police Department to find out the costs to taxpayers for this:

In an undercover prostitution-reversal sting, the Austin Police Department Central Metro Tactical Unit arrested 23 males, all varying in age.

Undercover police officers posed as prostitutes and when men agreed to service terms,

Mike, of Crime and Federalism, reads an article about sex trafficking, “San Francisco Is A Major Center For International Crime Networks That Smuggle And Enslave”, and proclaims:

I’d always said, gee, of course prostitution should be legal. I’m changing my mind. San Francisco has de facto legalized prostitution. You can go to to read reviews of "massage parlors." Prostitution is, more-or-less, legal.

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Filed under ‘sad but true’ comes Stephen’s post at South Texas Defense on over-criminalization being one reason he practices in juvi court:

Fighting at school is a good example. When I was growing up, if you got into a fight at school, you got detention (at school, not at a juvenile facility) or maybe, suspension.

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

Quick. What’s the definition of prostitution? Having sex for money, right?

Yes, if you are using the Webster’s dictionary definition:

Main Entry: pros·ti·tu·tion
Pronunciation: "präs-t&-‘tü-sh&n, -‘tyü-
Function: noun
1 : the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money
2 : the state of being prostituted : Debasement

Perfectly correct, but that’s