Useless Law Enforcement facts you may or may not know…

If a body is found in Texas, we automatically claim jurisdiction, even if the actual murder wasn’t committed here.

We have jurisdiction in offenses occurring on Texas lands, our designated waters, and in the airspace over Texas.

All Constables in Texas are elected, unless they resign or retire during their term, in which a replacement is hired. Then, they will serve until the next re-election, in which they will be required to run for office and be elected.

Constable is the only person who can legally arrest the President of the U.S.A.

Deputys may perform the duties of the Sheriff, meaning they have the same powers as the Sheriff.

Law Enforcement standards in Texas are some of the toughest in the nation.

Texas is one of the easiest states to be convicted of a capital offense, including when the death penalty is the punishment.

In most cases where the death penalty is sought, it is because the district attorney is ordered to do so by Texas laws.

All offenses in which someone is killed have no statute of limitations.

All arrest warrants, except those issued by mayors of incorporated towns, are good state wide, and command the peace officer to arrest that individual, no matter how minor the offense. The only catch is the department that issues the warrant has to be willing to extradite. If not, then they will not be arrested.

In cases where someone is killed in self defense or in defense of property, and the shooter is a regular citizen with no record, even when they had no real legal right, the grand jury will 99% of the time no bill them.

Grand Jurys in Texas are the most conservative in the U.S.A.

One out of every Two marriages in which one of the partners is a police officer, will end in divorce.

In Texas, Homosexual contact is considered a deviate sexual act, and is a Class C Misdemeanor.

The Sheriff is the oldest Law Enforcement position, dating back to the 1250s.

One out of every three peace officers will never have to draw their weapon.

Once a peace officer has been involved in an officer involved shooting, the chances of them being involved in another one increases 50%. If they are involved in 2, the chances of being involved in another one goes up 25%.

Apologies for any grammatical of spelling errors. I got lazy and typed out this entire thing on my BlackBerry laying in bed. We just finished up with Code of Criminal Procedure and began Penal Code today. We have had 6 tests so far, with one being a major test, which was Code Of Criminal Procedure, which we took this morning. Right now, I am ranked 5th out of 29 grade wise, with a 91.5 grade average . We will study penal code all next week, and Monday of the week after, with that test being on Tuesday of the week after, which will be another major test. After that, we have arrest, search, and seizure, which is taught by an experienced and seasoned defense attorney. That’s nothing but case law and application of the code we learned/are learning in Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code. So, we have another 3 weeks of drab legal stuff before we get into the fun stuff, like mechanics of arrest, etc.

One thing I will say though, is I thought I knew my rights as a citizen of the state of Texas. However, as we are getting into it, I am finding that I really don’t know my legal rights. I think most gun nuts would find the legal and civil rights stuff interesting if you can get past all the drab legal speak. I know I do!


4 Responses to “facts”

  1. Interesting tidbits!

    Also sounds like you’re doing pretty well academy-wise. Stay focused!

    Legal stuff can be very interesting. Been dealing with a lot of that myself recently, and even tho it may be stuff I’ve heard before, hearing it again brings new insight.

  2. Seriously interesting stuff there.

  3. Greetings from Falls County,
    I would personally like to know more about these “gun nut’s” rights.

    • Arthur (and anyone else really),

      If your interested, shoot me an email with what you would like covered, and I’ll drag out ye olde Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure and get you the information you want, be it just want a nice general knowledge of our firearm rights (including self defense rights) supported by statutes of the penal code and code of criminal procedure or you have a specific question you want answered.

      If you want me to start at Square 1, Page 1, Chapter 1, Subsection 1, I’ll be more than happy to do so.

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