City Council Candidate Chazz Redd Smiles With Guns

Charles “Chazz” Redd is running for the District 7 seat of the Dallas City Council. Judging by his MySpace page, he’s a fan of Diana Ross. So far, so good. But problems arise for the candidate when you visit his friend Quanah’s MySpace page, specifically the portion where she posted some pics from New Year’s Eve. I suspect these pics will be taken down shortly, so I’ve provided a screen grab of my favorite. I’m sure Trey can tell us in the comments what Redd is packing. To my eye, though, they look like handguns.

I’m sure every voter in District 7 will share my outrage and bafflement about this. I mean, these people are still using MySpace?!

Update: Dave Levinthal at the DMN got an explanation from Redd. He said he’d been hunting quail and deer and had gotten some blood on his shirt, which is why he removed it for the photograph. Then, apparently realizing that not many people hunt quail and deer together — with handguns — he called Levinthal back and changed his story. This is one for the pantheon.

Comments

  • Two tickets to the gunshow

    That’s an M1911 .45 caliber semi-auto in his right hand, and it appears to be a Smith & Wesson, guessing .40 caliber in his left hand.

    One fist of iron, the other of steel. If the right one don’t get you, then the left one will.

  • Steve

    Also: It looks like this was taken at about 4:20.

  • N

    He doesn’t appear to be following the rules of gun safety. His fingers are on the triggers, while he doesn’t appear to be at a proper shooting range aiming at a target downrange.

  • DM

    There’s your May cover. Right. There.

  • RT

    “pwned”

  • Scout0820

    That is one way to drop out of a race with style. If not, the direct mail pieces from this race will be epic.

  • Troll Doll

    Dear aspiring politicians:
    Before announcing your candidacy, it is wise to scour ones social networking pages for any photos that could give your potential voters the wrong idea about you.

    Photos that are not recommended for public consumption include the following:
    You doing lines of coke off a hooker’s posterior;
    Your john, doing lines of coke off your posterior;
    You, with no shirt on, grinning a defecation-eating grin whilst holding two guns;
    You, with no shirt on, grinning a defecation-eating grin whilst holding two guns, post toke;
    You on either side of a glory hole;
    You at Wal-Mart.

    Keep in mind that this is not a complete list. We recommend the following rule, otherwise called the Gary Hart Matrix: If you wouldn’t use it in your church directory, it probably shouldn’t be on your page, if you are planning on running for public office.

  • CC

    Quanah, Quanah, Quanah-should you really stand by your man?????

  • PR

    I predict he stays in the race and sadly receives at least 25% of the vote.

  • LA

    Is this the future if we keep John Wiley Price? Aren’t these guys golfing buddies?

  • Not Me

    hydro?

  • Play To Your Base

    Who knows? This may go over well in Disctric 7

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    That’s gold, Jerry! Gold!

  • XXX

    That’s what we are afraid of!!!!!!!!

  • Daniel

    Shucks, why don’t we just cut out the middleman and elect a Hooker’s Posterior. It’s available for photo ops, it smells funny and it always knows just where its bread is buttered — just like an elected official. Hooker’s Posterior for Senator!

  • XXX

    I live in District 7 and we are sick of getting pissed on. Thank God a lot of us are artists over here and can build giant umbrellas welded of metal so it dosent stink so bad

  • Dr. Know

    Why is Quanah the only girl at the party? Looks like a good time. Wonder if there are more pictures?

  • Curious
  • Daniel

    Of Insufflations and Buttocks Clefts would be a good title for a confessional memoir by a disgraced politician undertaking a redemption-through-requisite-candor-and-abasement campaign.

    Too literary, though, maybe. Crack of Dawn might sell more briskly.

  • Dr. Know

    Yippee! There are more photos on Quanah’s site. Here’s one of the potential councilman observing a fire that I’m sure was lit after the proper permits were obtained.

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=277099476&albumID=1292003&imageID=19520865

  • @ Two Tickets.

    The one in his right hand is definitely a .45 — look at the muzzle. Either a Colt or Colt clone.

    In his left hand, that’s not a Smith & Wesson .40, I don’t think. The trigger guard on a S&W is rounded. Looks to be a Sig Sauer, based on the trigger guard, though the slide release doesn’t match any models I’m familiar with. But I’m not a Sig guy.

  • The Bigger Guy

    Why would anyone need guns? I take my kids to Anabolic Steroids for Jesus meetings.
    Muscles and Jeebus trumps guns for violence any day of the week.

  • MLK

    The pictures are still up. If you follow the link, you’ll get a couple of better looks at the guns.

  • Bill

    The MAC-10 in the photo has an illegal silencer on it. They are often sold as “heat suppressors” but in actuality are silencers. This is a super monster huge no-no and one faces monster federal firearms charges for having a machine pistol modified in such a way. You get in less trouble with the ATF if you modify your weapon to shoot full auto. Rigging a silencer is like the cardinal sin of modifications.

    The bonfire in the other pic was pretty cool too!

  • Troll Doll

    Maybe it’s his own version of the “Vote or Die” campaign?

  • @ Bill

    That’s a Mac-11 — note the size in comparison to the Mac-10 on the couch.

    Also, it’s not an illegal silencer. It’s a barrel extension with a barrel shroud. There’s no such thing as a “heat suppressor.” The shroud does nothing to reduce the report.

  • Someone has definitely been in the cactus juice.

  • publicnewssense

    You all are so negative — and with a tinge of Dallas racism, too. Obviously, Undercover Deputy Constable Redd is celebrating the confiscation of two weapons from a couple of hookers who were apparently, based on the background in the photo, working the crowd at a basketball game in a church gym. He had to strip down before the girls would surrender their weapons in this clever sting known as Operation Chazz Package. I say kudos to the crimefighter! We need more people like him on the Dallas City Council — not every elected official would be willing to strip to the waist and show off their 38s or 45s.

  • Two tickets to the gunshow

    Back @ Trey. You’re right, I think it’s a Ruger – it’s DA/SA and the Smith’s like that are all DA-only. But access to “weapons” sites is prohibited at work, so I can’t verify. Mumble.

  • TheKid

    The one in his left hand is definitely a Ruger of the P-85 lineage. Just FYI.

  • Play To Your Base

    Here, he looks disappointed by what he didn’t get to shoot in the old abandoned building:

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=277099476&albumID=1292003&imageID=19520865#a=1292003&i=19520846

    This looks like a S&W .38

  • Puddin’Tane

    @XXX: precisely.

  • Eric Celeste

    Trey: I think the one in his left hand is a phaser.

  • Sway

    People really need to learn how to turn their pages to private so the whole word doesn’t get to see them drinking a beer while buckled into a vehicle. http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=277099476&albumID=1185656&imageID=16314038

  • Bill

    @Trey Garrison,

    So that MAC-11 is legal? I thought anything you threaded onto the end of a firearm like that had to include paperwork for tax stamps.

    I have often wondered why people share photos online like this. Are they trying to show burglars what they have?

  • @Bill – nope, only noise suppressors (commonly, and incorrectly, referred to as silencers) require a federal stamp and license.

  • RT

    @Sway

    True, but there is so much awesome in here I’m glad people are dumb enough not to privatize them.

  • Self proclaimed Mayor of East Dallas

    LMAO not getting my vote!

  • CP

    People of Parkdale………Take cover!!!!!!!!!

  • Self proclaimed Mayor of East Dallas

    One more thing — Did he just get those at the Big Town Gun Show? Maybe he thought keeping them in the District was a good idea?

  • Sway

    @RT –
    You are right….you much awesomeness on her page!

    Are people really that stupid, or perhaps is she a jaded girl trying to smear him cause of some fight these two had? You never know!

  • little ricky

    Damn, Quanah caught on. the pics with mr redd are down!!!!!!

  • little ricky

    dallas city hall has also started a blog

  • little ricky

    according to the 2nd amendment a man has the right to bear arms…….just not half-naked and half- baked

  • Sway

    His answer ” I just came in from hunting, that’s why I don’t have a shirt on” is priceless? Really, you hunt on New Year’s Eve, with handguns, and clearly wasted???? I predict he drops out of the race in under 3 days.

  • Scottish Godfather

    This picture looks like it was taken at the Gibson Co. Lofts in Expo park….

  • little ricky

    thats no rental house in paris texas!!! there is african art and miles davis on the wall. rednecks dont decorate with things like that damn look at all that vodka!!!!!!!

  • publicnewssense

    If you don’t elect him, then he’ll have all that free time to roam the streets with those pistols and I don’t think he’s going to be patrolling for criminals in the superpowered Chazzmobile. A shame that Alfred the Butler let these photos get out of the Chazzcave.

  • Dallasite

    His left hand holds a Ruger P95

    http://tinyurl.com/chn8fr

  • little ricky

    Hes actually reading the blog!!!!! He called in and recanted his story. Hes repeating all the blogger facts!!!!! He was even arrested for aggravated assault in 1991. With bodily harm. Quanah probably has a black eye by now…ooops I mean blue eye Mr. Price

  • Anne
  • Casie Pierce

    Um… how many of you are REGISTERED to vote in District 7????

  • Matt Pulle
  • me

    what does her webpage mean by “sweet revenge”

  • jrp

    me, take a look at Matt’s post above yours for your answer…

    this was one of the greatest posts ever on FB, right up there with the Sandra Crenshaw posts

    and i’ve been singing this song all day since i first saw these pics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJemMbUFYU

  • Troll Doll

    I think she means she put them up there knowing someone doing research would find them eventually, and blast them all over the Web. After all, her mood said victorious.

  • Guns + New Years Eve + Clothing Optional

    What could go wrong?

    FYI, this AM the DMN reports that Redd said he was teaching a “gun safety course” which must include the central point: You should stay away from anyone “drunk, naked, and waving a pistol in each hand”.

  • Dallasite

    @Casie Pierce

    “Um… how many of you are REGISTERED to vote in District 7????”

    It affects all of us, not just district 7.

  • Theresa

    you people are nuts….She probably left them up there so people like you would have something to talk about, since you obviously have nothing better to do!!! City councilman candidate owns guns…wooohooo…what’s the freakin big deal??

  • theresas friend

    momma always said you were the stupidest in the litter!!!!

  • Shandi

    You people need to get out of the man’s personal business and get a life of your own….so what if he owns a gun…since when is that illegal?? There are many more issues we need to be putting forth such effort to talk about….

  • Casie Pierce

    This is just the first fun thing about this current city council race and so of course everyone wants to talk about it. I mean come on, how fun is talking about how much money Brint Ryan’s gonna spend in District 13? This is much better.

    @ Dallasite- what exactly affects all of us? That a man in Dallas who is a registered gun owner and has a jaded ex-girlfriend looks good without a shirt on? What does that have to do with my taxes getting raised because of the convention center hotel? Have you even listened to any of the other candidates running for council? At least this guy understands how a bond works.

  • Rollo

    Here is the problem… this picture alone is not really that bad. I mean he is allowed to have his shirt off and he is allowed to own guns. So far no problem.
    Now the fact that he “teaches gun safety” and has his fingers on the triggers… that could be a problem. The fact that if you consider all the other pictures taken on New Years Eve 2008 in this girls folder, they paint a picture of 2 people partying very hard, while pointing weapons at each other and taking pictures. Again… a no no.

    But even more…. there were then pictures of illegal and modified weapons laid out gang style, now if this was 20 years ago, you could say “hey I was young and dumb and I grew out of it”. This was 3 months ago… that’s really the issue.

    This one picture is not an issue on it’s own, or hardly one. But now that the beauty that was Quanah’s myspace has been edited… most people will never appreciate the full picture painted. But it was something to behold.

  • casie pierces real mindh

    news flash!!!!!!! Quanah is his lover and secretary

  • me

    For someone who who is gung ho for Dist 7 – ms. Pierce you should have done a better job prospecting who will run your neighborhood. for someone who knows EVERYTHING why didnt you run????? what you aint got no guns???????

  • Shandi

    to Rollo….Where exactly is this picture you speak of….2 people pointing guns at each other….Get Real!!!!!There is no such picture. It’s amazing how people add lib as much as possible to something like this to try and make someone look as bad as possible.

  • laquan

    this casie pierce person also has a pending litigation for embezzelment!!!!! damn you are all corrupt!!! Now it explains why packs of dogs run together.

  • Q

    Its so obvious you fell for the bluff. You know the pictures well!!!!! I love how Chazz was “flabbergasted” so flabbered that he left comments under the pictures!!!! Youre right Chazz your Ol Lady does have a nice back!!!!!!!!!!!!! me-2 shandi still 0

  • Parkdale people

    Don’t speak for Parkdale!!!!!!! We don’t support this candidate. We still want to know where all the misapprpriated funds for our neighborhood patrol went!!!!! At least John Jay Myers has lived in District 7 for 15 years!!!!!! Sorry you were too busy spending our funds to notice. (which gun did you buy him?)

  • Troll Doll

    Anybody wanna rethink that “looks good without his shirt on” stance?

  • R. Dickard

    Too bad he’s not running for a DISD position — then he could surely count on your endorsement. All is rosy in DISD.

  • Pedro Jose Ayala

    Its obvious that “Parkdale people” and others don’t have a clue about about either Charles Redd or Casie Pierce.

    Both have done good things for Parkdale and Dallas. Casie never misappropriated funds for the ENP. She was never even accused of this. Her “crime” was sloppy bookkeeping and not having enough money to defend herself against the likes of the Vickery Meadows mafia + the City of Dallas.

    Charles is a great guy who just can’t seem to get his groove right. He gets flustered and talks himself into a hole rather than just telling the story the way it is: he got screwed over by an ex-girlfriend who obviously (based on her current MySpace photo) holds a rather serious grudge.

  • Casie Pierce

    Um, anyone of you want to be brave enough to put your real names on your posts??

    That’s what I thought, chicken-sh1ts!!!

  • Casie Pierce

    BTW “Parkdale People”, don’t you think it’s a little disingenuous to state that someone else not speak for Parkdale and then turn around and proceed to state that “we”- assuming Parkdale people- “don’t support this candidate”?

    So whoever you are, you’ve decided that you are the anointed speaker for the Parkdale neighborhood? Just who are you anyway, other than a troll?? Go away and STFU.

  • pink flamingoes

    Are yall still having that Chazz Redd block party????? Are we allowed to bring GreyGoose and our favorite quail hunting hand guns???? Go Chazz- Hes an excellent spokesperson for conservative Dallas. Shouldn’t Mr Myers be invited too since he actually does live in the neighborhood?

  • Casie Pierce

    Um, pink flaminoes, Chazz also “lives in the neighborhood”. If you don’t like the district lines, then get on the committee to change them.

  • Vida C

    Wow…crazy posts! I live in Parkdale and I am not voting for Chazz Redd…I refuse to vote for someone who is posting pics of guns on myspace. granted I post pics on myspace but not one’s with me pointing guns at the camera and I am not running for district. These two people came to my house, I was not home, but my husband was and Chazz introduces Quanah as his fiancee, then reports to Dallas News no it’s my ex then changes his mind again. He used a crazy excuse as to why the pics were up, well first denied knowing they were posted but yet comments on the photos on myspace. To me his character and honesty is in question. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, well in this case a picture, but it’s hard not to with the current situation and what you see on myspace. He should have just been honest and flat out told the truth hell we all make mistakes but damn “MAN” up and quit BS’ing. I have been a long time resident of Parkdale and I would hate for someone to represent my district that thinks taking gangster pictures of guns and with guns is ok and let alone post them on myspace for 1000’s of people to see. especially in our neighborhood, we have enough wanna-be gangsters in the neighborhood. I am not saying Chazz is a gangster but he sure did make himself look that way, even if the pics were posted by Quanah, the bad thing is it’s guilty by association. It’s still mind boggling as to why the other pics of all the guns wre posted, not sure what that’s about. Well that’s my opinion and everyone is entitled to their own opinion’s and thoughts.

  • tori

    @Vida C….if you take a look that’s not his page. He said from the get-go that wasn’t his picture.I don’t live in dist. 7, but thank God with such judgemental people like you. Why don’t you judge him for what he has on his page and not some pissed off girlfriend.

  • Vida C

    Tori…I didn’t say that was his page. Point is the pics were out there. Since when is she his ex? When they came by my home they were together? hmmm? The mystery continues! I don’t need to look at his page, as I said I stated my opinion and I am entitled to that, as he is entitled to pose with guns and no shirt on!

  • Casie Pierce

    @ Vida C. some page returns would be nice.

    Also, wtf is the big deal about guns and no shirt?

  • pink flamingoes

    Government FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE!!!!!

  • Vida C

    Casie, not sure what you mean by “page returns would be nice”??? I am not a fan of guns…so therefore I am not comfortable with the pics I saw whether they are his or not they are posted on a women’s page that came to my home. Honestly I do not have to explain anything to anybody, I feel the way I feel and I am entitled to that!!! 🙂

  • pink flamingoes

    Vida for President

  • michael vick

    As if the guns arent enough he has THE NORTH TEXAS PITBULLS as one of his friends on his my space page. This guy claims to have 20 dogs!!!!!!!

  • Casie Pierce

    I am not a fan of bit bull breeders, especially ones with gansta crap all over their webpages, but you are implying that Chazz claims to have 20 pit bulls, and that is outright false.