City Council Terminates Police Force — Town Doesn’t Descend Into Chaos

After the Galveston Marshal’s office allegedly went rogue, refusing to obey the orders of the town’s council, the council voted this week to eliminate their police force. Dozens of protesters turned out to voice their discontent and fears about ridding the town of 1,200 of their police force. After only being in office for a month, Town Marshal Shawn Durham had made many enemies. According to council documents, Durham was found guilty of violating the rules, neglecting or disobeying orders, conduct unbecoming of an officer, and another breach of discipline. The charges stem from an apparent power struggle that entailed after Durham was sworn in back in June. According to the council, Durham displayed insubordinate behavior when he refused to grant Town Council President John Hart’s requests on behalf of the council for keys to the police department and police vehicles, passwords to police computers and the code to […] Read More

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

Rioting, looting, burning down stores and shooting police officers – is this about to become the “new normal” in America?  What we just witnessed happen in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri is a prime example of how quickly the streets of America can descend into chaos.  There is so much anger and frustration in this country, especially among our young people, that all it takes is a “trigger event” to spark a wildfire.  In this case, it was the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a police officer.  According to the police, 18-year-old Michael Brown got into a physical altercation with an officer and was subsequently shot.  Word spread quickly throughout the community, and protests were rapidly organized.  But the protests didn’t stay peaceful.  People started chanting “kill the police” and throwing rocks and bottles.  Store windows were smashed, the looting began, and people went absolutely crazy.  And […] Read More