Austin airport security has been becoming more and more intrusive, but summer just got a lot hotter at our local airport. Austin native Seth Harp was was pulled from the line by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), questioned, and detained for hours. Officers read every page of his personal journal, took his phone and laptop, and searched his luggage, all without a warrant.
One of great things about our country is that every person is guaranteed a right to a fair and just trial. Is this the direction that our current court system is going in? Is putting lawyers in jail for contempt of court the correct way to go about this?
Austin’s No Refusal Weekends: What Does It Really Mean? The Austin Police Department is continuing their “No Refusal DWI” policy which began earlier this year. The enforcement of this policy runs from 10 PM through 5AM every Friday and Saturday night and continues into Sunday morning. The next “no refusal” weekend will occur this weekendContinue reading “No Refusal Weekend Austin, Texas Initiative”
Airport Security Scans Catch Careless Travelers Fox 7 recently interviewed our criminal law expert, James Gill, about the hazard of carelessly trying to fly with a weapon in your carryon luggage. As you can see in the Fox 7 story, it’s not just guns but also brass knuckles, knives, and batons that can and willContinue reading “Airport Arrest? Criminal Lawyer Weighs in On Airport Gun Laws”
The Progressive has published an article that recounts the tale of iconoclast and former narcotics officer Barry Cooper, calling him “the strangest, most brazen activist America has seen in decades.”
Austin criminal lawyer James Gill is presenting this video of KopBusters’ Barry Cooper surrendering himself to the Texas Rangers at the Texas State Capitol on July 2, 2010. Cooper is a client of Gill’s criminal defense law firm and a legendary figure in the anti-drugwar movement. His exposure to the drug war began with theContinue reading “Anti-Drugwar Activist Barry Cooper Turns Himself In”
Austin criminal lawyer James Gill has released this video of a false alert that occurred during a client’s traffic stop in Williamson County. (Note: this arrest video was filmed by the patrolman’s dashboard camera and has no sound.)