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Homicidal Humor: Street Stories, Statements, Confessions and Quotes (Volume 1), by Sgt. Brian Foster
Homicidal Humor


 
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An excerpt from Homicidal Humor: "Both the police and the district attorney's office in Houston understand that “there are some folks out there that just need killing.” These shootings are referred to locally by many investigators as either urban renewal or predator control cases.When it comes to urban renewal shootings, Fort Worth and Houston share a similar perspective. The good citizens of Tarrant County support their law enforcement to the hilt. Many rural counties in Texas literally do not have the necessary funds to prosecute cases. Their position (though they will never openly admit it) is that they do not want to pay for an autopsy, much less the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against victims not from their jurisdiction. A capital murder case in Texas can cost taxpayers up to one million dollars from conviction through to the appeals process.An example of such a mindset comes from down near the Mexican border, where one Houston investigator’s father was the foreman on a large south Texas gas pipeline project. In that region of Texas sat one particularly huge ranch where illegals frequently crossed to enter Texas from Mexico. This ranch had its own full-time security force, staffed by personnel—most of whom were former Army Rangers—who drove four-wheel drive vehicles to patrol the premises. Many of these security personnel were born on that land. Their roots often went back multiple generations on that particular ranch. Their parents and possibly their great-grandparents may have been buried in the ranch cemetery. During the pipeline construction project, human skeletal remains"...

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