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Scott Dickson
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I'm also active on Twitter.

I have a baseball obsession and follow the Texas Rangers. However, I'll watch nearly any game that's on if given the chance. 

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Bogus rape allegations harm real rape victims

I've been in law enforcement for over 24 years. I spent several of those years investigating sexual assaults of children as well as adults. In my experience, it's pretty rare when a rape victim's story turns out to be bogus. However, when it does, that rare false allegation does real damage to the untold numbers of real rape victims. 

The people who make up rape allegations have a number of reasons for doing so. Some are trying to cover for "indiscretions". Some are looking for attention and some are even trying to harm the person they are accusing. 

In these instances, the real victims of these false allegations are women or men whose real rape allegations may be discounted by authorities, by friends or by the community. What we need to remember is that for every false rape allegation, there are hundreds of legitimate victims who need our time, our compassion and ultimately justice. 

We can't let our efforts be derailed by those who make false allegations. 

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From the alleged rapist's existence to her injury, major facts about "Jackie's" story could not be corroborated by evidence.
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It takes just one bad cop story to make it all too easy to forget all the good cop stories like this one. #police  
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Kennys Vargas posted this great pic to his Twitter feed just a while ago. 

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Cell phone videos affecting how courts view resisting arrest cases #police   
A black teen who was illegally stopped, punched, kneed and tased by Portland police officers is acquitted despite struggling against their attempts to handcuff him.
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I'm about to turn 50 in a couple of months. Maybe my midlife crisis could be as lucrative as Ian Fleming's? 
A new book about the novelist's Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, suggests an indulgent and escapist lifestyle inspired a character who embodied a stubbornly anachronistic ethos.
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Deescalating incidents that lead to police shootings is good for citizens AND cops. #police  
Former police detective loses job, faces criminal charges after shooting in line of duty.
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My first live bluebonnet sighting of the season. Spring is here in #Texas 
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This is just way too cool. I now wish I'd have paid more attention in high school science classes. 
Physicist Brian Cox of the BBC Two program Human Universe recently visited the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Space Power Facility outside of Sandusky, Ohio, to demonstrate the effects of...
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While police have to respond to emergencies, this trend has to play into their response. #police  
Pranksters are targeting Internet gamers, calling police departments to prompt a raid that they can watch in real time as it interrupts the game’s live webcast.
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Has anyone ever swiped your lunch from the office fridge?
A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.
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“I don’t believe in God. But I want to find meaning in life. I refuse to believe it’s merely a dreary sequence of events. So I write stories and poetry. My work is my testimony.” - Robert Penn Warren #poetry  
Robert Penn Warren made winning Pulitzer prizes look like a habit. Here the author of possibly the best political novel ever written is captured in a fond but piercing profile.
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Judging the Cops: When Excessive Force Trumps Resisting Arrest
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Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?
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The Stacks: The Poet Who Took on Huey Long
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Act before it's too late. Simple strategies can minimize the physical toll of doxing.

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We must like this place because we keep coming back. The food is very traditional Tex-Mex cuisine. It's always tasty and comes from the kitchen surprisingly quick. The servers are attentive and friendly. My only gripe would be that their beer service consists of them bringing you a bottled beer and almost never a mug. The rare times they do bring a mug, it's usually frosted which tends to water down the beer. The beer list itself is pretty standard for a Mexican restaurant, all the US macro lagers with a pretty good selection of Mexican lagers. If you need a hint, the best Mexican lagers to try are Bohemia or Negra Modelo. Their happy hour offers cheap Tecate's, Pacifico's or Victoria's.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Love buying knives from them. Just got my latest delivery from the Knife Fairy, a Kershaw One Ton. Excellent fit and finish for a knife that was on sale for $20. I've bought quite a number of knives from them over the years and they're my first choice when looking for a new knife. They nearly always have some really interesting pieces on sale.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
It took quite a long time for Temple to get a good Thai restaurant. I'm glad that we finally got one. Today was the second time we ate here. Both times the food was really good. You can tell a lot about an Asian food restaurant by the vegetables. Their vegetables are very fresh. We could see the kitchen staff peeling carrots and cucumbers by hand as we waited on our food. You won't likely find fresher, crisper veggies in any other restaurant. The sauces are wonderful. Very tasty and aromatic. They do use a lot of spice in their hot dishes. If you don't like spicy food, be careful what you order and specify what level of spiciness you want. Me, I love spicy foods and was very pleased. The cost is going to be a bit more than you might find in a chain restaurant. Most entrees are in the $9 dollar range. However, the servings sizes are so large you can easily feed two adults on one entree or if solo have enough left over for a second meal. We'll definitely come back.
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Public - a year ago
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The sandwiches are good and the portion size is always huge. Why is it that my favorites here are not the healthiest choices on the menu? That being said, they do have quite a number of healthy options for those so inclined. And most importantly here in Texas, the iced tea is really good.
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reviewed a year ago