The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

What’s Happening in Houston?

Posted on | July 13, 2021 | Comments Off on What’s Happening in Houston?

Say hello to Danny Garcia Cazares. Thankfully, you can also say good-bye to him, because he’s dead now, and will no long terrorize Texas, which is what he did every day of his worthless criminal life:

Houston police said in a statement that Cazares had a history of mental illness and was arrested three times in the last year.
All three times, he was released from jail on bond.

One of the charges? Felon in possession of a firearm.

There is probably no other crime that is more predictive of murder. If there is one thing that everybody ought to be able to agree on, when it comes to crime, it’s that felons caught with guns need to be put behind bars for a long time. They are a danger to everyone in the community. And so, after Cazares — whose criminal record dates back to when he was 18, and whose sister said he had schizophrenia — is released from custody, guess what? He got a gun and shot two people:

The victim and shooter in Thursday’s downtown Houston aquarium shooting have been identified by authorities.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences identified the victim as 28-year-old Gabriel Alexander Moriones Vargas. The shooter was identified as Danny Cazares, 39.
A 24-year-old woman, who was Vargas’ wife, was injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital, police said.
The shooting occurred around 8:10 p.m. at 410 Bagby Street in the bar area on the second floor of the aquarium.
Police said video evidence showed Cazares approach Vargas and his wife in the restaurant, produce a gun and then fire multiple shots at them, before turning the gun on himself.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation, including a statement from Vargas’ wife stated that the victims did not know Cazares.
The motive in the shooting remains unknown.

Motive? Crazy people don’t need “motives”! And this guy was crazy:

According to Click2Houston, the suspect once underwent a mental health evaluation after being found “wandering around the Cy-Fair Fire Departments’ bunkhouse.”
The gun charge resulted from his niece calling police to report he was “seated at the bar with a loaded pistol in his pocket,” at a different Houston restaurant. He was also accused of “trashing a hotel room,” the television station reported.
His family told Eyewitness News that Cazares was “a sweet man” who had schizophrenia and had required hospitalization for it.

Aw, his family said he was “a sweet man.” Right, and Hitler liked puppies.

When are journalists going to stop quoting the families of heinous criminals this way? Guy shoots two people in cold blood, and we’re supposed to pity him because his family says he’s “sweet”? For all we know the entire Cazares family is a menace to society. But the real point here is, why did they let this guy out of jail on bond three times?

What the hell is going on down there in the Houston courts?

See, I can understand liberal judges giving criminals a slap on the wrist in places like San Francisco or Chicago, but Houston, Texas? Even if it’s a Democratic bastion — Joe Biden got 56% pf the vote in Harris County — it is still Texas, by God. Even a Democrat-controlled city in Texas ought to be immune to left-wing “social justice” nonsense.

For the past few months, I’ve been seeing more and more stories about cases like this in Houston, and wondering what was going on. And apparently, other people have taken notice of this problem:

These numbers are simply staggering:

In 2020, 18,796 defendants were charged with new felonies and misdemeanors while out on bond, a number that has tripled since 2015, county data shows. Approximately 89,600 individuals were charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Harris County that year. . . .
The Houston Chronicle reviewed murder cases in Harris County from 2013 to 2020 and identified 231 deaths linked to a defendant previously charged with crimes and out on bond. The review found that 79 individuals were free on multiple bonds, misdemeanor or felony, before the murder charge and of those, 38 defendants were out on multiple felony bonds. . . .
Violent crime in Houston, and elsewhere, started rising last year. It plays out in almost daily incidents that add up to a homicide rate that is one of the highest in the last three decades. Just this week, Xavier Davis, of Houston, was charged in a triple killing; he was out on bond on an unrelated family violence charge.

You can read the whole thing. That there have been more than 200 murders in eight years committed in Houston by criminals out on bond is a disgrace to Texas, and I hope that Texans will take notice.



Comments are closed.