Gov. Abbott Supports Trooper Damon Allen Legislation

 

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday issued a statement of support for the Damon Allen Act, championed by Representative Kyle Kacal (HJR 4) and Andrew Murr (HB 20) in the Texas House:  

“Public safety is at risk because of our broken bail system that recklessly allows dangerous criminals back onto our streets, which is why I made the Damon Allen Act an emergency item this session. Trooper Damon Allen was senselessly murdered in 2017 because a local magistrate released a violent criminal back onto our streets. His killer was out on a $15,000 bond despite having previously been convicted for a charge arising from assaulting a public servant, and having been arrested on charges of evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant. This is unacceptable. It is essential for the safety of law enforcement officers – and all Texans – that the legislature pass the Damon Allen Act to prevent senseless murders like this in the future. We must fix our flawed bail system to keep our communities safe, and I applaud Representative Kacal and Representative Murr for championing this important piece of legislation to help build a safer Texas.”

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Jeff L, Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:44

Sure raise a fuss when one of your officers gets killed. But let all the convicted pedophiles walk the street to molest young children every chance you get............Hypocrites

"His killer was out on a $15,000 bond despite having previously been convicted for a charge arising from assaulting a public servant, and having been arrested on charges of evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant."

Sounds to me like he wasn't actually convicted of assaulting a public official, and being arrested for something certainly does not mean you are guilty, cops lie constantly to increase charges. Innocent people get convicted of crimes they didn't do everyday.

The US does not have a justice system, it has a legal system with the amount of justice directly proportional to the amount of money you have/spend.

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