Leading Off (12/20/12)

Frisco Police Arrest Centennial High Student For Threatening Tweet. You can click this link, but you will learn absolutely nothing more than what I just typed. You can click this one and learn no more, but you will find an oddly incongruent comment from one Mobiodictum Smith. You can click this one and you will learn the exact same amount, plus the lyrics to Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.”

Tons of People Are “Panic Purchasing” AR-15 Rifles. I hope you weren’t planning on getting those as Christmas presents, because they’re going fast. Actually, I just hope you weren’t planning on getting those as Christmas presents, period.

DPS Trooper Suspended For Search. Trooper Kelley Helleson, who performed a body cavity search on two women during a July traffic stop, has been suspended without pay, pending results of an investigation into claims by the women that they were humiliated and sexually assaulted when Helleson searched inside their pants. I don’t really have a comment here except to say I think Tim Rogers would be a pretty inefficient policeman, and I think that’s obvious.

Dirk Nowitzki Practices For First Time Since Surgery. Looks like there might be a Christmas after all. I don’t even care if that means no more this.

Dana Brock, The Unimaginatively But Correctly Labeled “Christmas Grinch,” Arrested For Stealing Holiday Decorations. Brock, who has a long criminal record that includes solicitation to commit murder, was selling some of the decorations. She was arrested at her boyfriend Kirk Bienmueller’s home. Bienmueller said, “I was very shocked if she in fact did it. Wow.” He added, “She’s wonderful, you know, most of the time. And sometimes, I don’t know what it is, she’s just mean.” He actually said both of those things.


  • The Guy

    Murder Solicitation….a gateway crime to the more serious offense of Ornament Burglary. Exactly how do you sell ripped off decorations anyway? “Psst…buddy….you lookin’ to score some wreath….I can hook you up with tinsel…it’s wonderful stuff, most of the time…”

  • Former Texan

    Might want to re-read the article and update your post. The trooper is on paid suspension. You know, like a Christmas break.

    From the article:
    “The Texas Department of Public Safety, the state organization who State Troopers work for, say Helleson was put on paid suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident and the lawsuit.”

  • Tim Rogers

    Au contraire, my silver-bearded friend. I would be TOO EFFICIENT as a cop.

    • Zac Crain

      You would only be able to make, like, one traffic stop a day, if you were a traffic cop. You’d get into an argument over some word choice they made, or debate any number of things. Or, if the stop lasted longer than five minutes, you’d forget why you stopped them in the first place.

  • Kk.

    Man, I wish I could get a paid leave. I might be willIng to feel up some strangers to get a month off paid about now.