Dallas Crime

Oak Lawn Neighborhood Peace Pierced by Barrage of Early Morning Gunfire

By Bethany Erickson / July 1, 2018 / 3 Comments
Oak Lawn Heights

Sharmin Ashtaputre’s family has never really felt unsafe in their Oak Lawn Heights neighborhood in the four years they’ve lived there. But early Sunday morning, that sense of safety was shattered as bullets rained down in their daughter’s nursery. “At 5:30 a.m. today, we were woken up by what sounded like fireworks,” Ashtaputre said. “Well, […]

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Crime Near Record Lows: The Night the Lights Went On in Dallas

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2017 / 8 Comments

“The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague” – Napoleon “The infectiousness of crime reporting is like that of the plague” – Me Crime or rather the perception of crime is of importance to all homebuyers and tenants.  Earlier this week, I wrote about crime and security in high-rises.  To ensure the rest […]

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Deliberation: What Exactly is the Jury’s Job at John Wiley Price’s Corruption Trial?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor As the courtroom began to fill up Tuesday morning with pastors, community activists, friends, foes, and citizen onlookers like myself, the media was scrambling with technology issues in the overflow room on the 13th floor. It appeared the connection to the monitors wasn’t working, and media folks like Jim Schutze, […]

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The FBI is on Trial Just as Much as John Wiley Price, says Ashley Stanley

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor FBI Special Agent Allen Wilson was on the witness stand as I arrived in court Tuesday morning, and it immediately became clear that the federal government is on trial in this case as much as Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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Whose Oath is it Anyway? Commissioners Promise to Bow Out of Business Interests, Except One

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 22, 2017 / 8 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor Your Honor, May I Approach The Witness? I promised a commenter on the last blog post I would attend the trial and report back, so I did. And on that note, I gave my word. Does that mean anything anymore? Can someone say one thing and do another? I digress.

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With Friends Like These: Associates of John Wiley Price Might Be His Downfall

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

[Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of this series. Find the first and second installments here and here, respectively.] By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor No. 3-14CR-293-M [FILED UNDER SEAL] During a lazy Sunday afternoon, I decided to pick up the 107-page indictment filed by the feds on July 23, 2014, and provide my thoughts. […]

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