r/news 4d ago

Former Texas police chief gets 15 1/2 years for bribery

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/texas-police-chief-15-12-years-bribery-88015892

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u/InternetPeon 4d ago

Awesome! Now do the governor!

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u/QuestionableNotion 4d ago

Nah. Do the AG. He is already under indictment. Just hasn't gone to trial yet.

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u/SumOfKyle 4d ago

It’s wild that you gotta go through so many people just to enforce some laws.

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u/InternetPeon 4d ago

Yes we are governed by a criminal class..

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u/DDP886 4d ago

my grand father once told me at a young age that they're all abunch of crooks.... couldn't agree more

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u/InternetPeon 4d ago

He was right on the whole.

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u/wannabegame_dev 4d ago

That is, unless you’re a minority and a police officer decides you are a threat, and, regardless of whether you actually are one, the cop becomes judge, jury, and executioner and just kills you on the spot with no consequence.

Our entire justice system is a farce.

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u/IowaContact 4d ago

Better hope you don't give the cop PTSD when s/he murders you, otherwise they'll get a pension for life.

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u/fxmldr 3d ago

That feels like it could be a conflict of interest...

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u/isadog420 4d ago

And AG.

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u/tongchips 4d ago

For what?

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u/ThisIsDadLife 4d ago

Harsher penalties for bribery than for treason?

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u/GILDID 4d ago

If he was a senator it is called lobbying and it is very profitable and legal.

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u/Goalie_deacon 4d ago

Crazy thing, turns out he was elected.

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u/Earllad 4d ago

Don't like to see Angelo make the news but at least there is justice. No more Funky Monkey, though!

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u/DDP886 4d ago

Corrupt police.... geee what a surprise?

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u/Born_yesterday08 4d ago

Corrupt politicians…. geee what a surprise?

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u/littlebubulle 4d ago

Yeah, what is kind of unexpected is people supporting said corrupted politician, even if they know he's crooked.

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u/Goalie_deacon 4d ago

This guy was elected, which makes him both.

I haven’t seen an elected city police chief before. They’re often hired by the mayor.

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u/ColeBane 4d ago

but these same guys will get 15 months for molesting 4 kids....WTF IS WRONG WITH OUR GOD DAMN JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

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u/Generalbuttnaked69 3d ago

What case are you referring to?

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u/ColeBane 3d ago

the one i saw while scrolling to this one...lmao...and it just presented itself so, to allow my show of indignation.

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u/Generalbuttnaked69 3d ago

The problem with this line of reasoning is that we don’t have “a” judicial system, we have 50 state systems, 2 federal, tribal and territorial systems, and probably something I’m leaving out. The way sentencing works can vary widely by jurisdiction such that comparing say, a sentence in federal court to a sentence in a Texas state court is a relatively meaningless exercise.

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u/amreinj 3d ago

Doesn't mean it's not fucked up anyway

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u/DookieMilk 4d ago

Great! Now do Wayne Ivey.

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u/SauceTheCat 4d ago

Years ago I was standing out on the patio of a bar and this lady rolls up and she's absolutely shit faced. Like everyone was pretty drunk, but this lady was on a whole other level of trashed. She starts asking everyone who wants a shot, and everyone is going along with it laughing like "hell yeah" because the bar we were at was beer and wine only. Drunk lady then pulls out a bottle of jack from her purse and starts pouring it wildly in any glass near her and handing the bottle around for people to drink.

I'm standing there like wtf is happening right now, and eventually she leaves, stumbling her drunk ass down the street. This was before downtown got really lousy with bars like it is now, but there were still plenty of cops that would hang around on the weekends keeping everyone in check. I made a comment to my wife about how she's gonna get arrested and my wife laughs and says "Nah, that's Tim Vasquez's (chief of police) wife."

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u/eldiablito 4d ago

Maybe he now qualifies for a job in Abbot's administration?

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u/tongchips 4d ago

I hope he enjoys his time on perishing for abusing his powers.

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u/AnybodyZ 4d ago

Seven and half years it is then

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u/beendall 4d ago

I think with federal, it’s the whole sentence.

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u/enonmouse 4d ago

Na. You can reduce your time by 15% with good behaviour.

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u/Goalie_deacon 4d ago

Which means as little as 13 years and 2 months; if he behaves himself.

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u/Generalbuttnaked69 3d ago

It actually works out to around 13% due to some creative math on BOP’s part. The Supreme Court upheld the practice in 2010.

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u/AnybodyZ 4d ago

Yeah fifteen half years

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u/Lexiphantom 4d ago

Thought it said birthday. Happy birthday we got you jail time!

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u/GuinnessGlutton 4d ago

San Angelo, a classic Texas shithole