From the moment she announced her candidacy for district attorney, I warned people that uber-left Kim Ogg is anti-police. Her opposition to the death penalty and her go-soft on marijuana law violators certainly did not make her pro-police. And when criminal defense attorneys think Ogg is the gratest thing since the invention of sliced bread, that’s a good reason to suspect she is anti-police.
In January 2017 a 21-year-old man opened fire on two sheriff’s deputies in the ER at North Cypress Medical Center, hitting the pants leg of one officer. Fortunately for the officers, the assailant was a piss-poor shot. Instead of making sure the shooter would be sent to prison for the attempted murder of two police officers, Ogg opted for deferred adjudication, a form of probation. Ogg justified the deferred adjudication because the man had mental health issues.
Anyone who attempts to kill a law enforcement officer, mental health issues notwithstanding, should be locked up for a lengthy term. In deferred adjudication, the defendant avoids a formal conviction and if he successfully completes the requirements of his probation, the case is dismissed.
In another case, two burglars stole appliances worth thousands of dollars from 60 houses under construction. They brought the ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, etc. to a third party who sold them on the internet at steep discounts. Ogg opted for probation on theft charges for the burglars, even though one had a previous theft conviction. Probation for 60 burglaries? As for the guy that was selling the stolen appliances, Ogg opted to dismiss charges against him claiming they could not prove he knew the appliances had been stolen.
What a crock of Shit. Any person of sound mind would know he was buying stolen property if two guys showed up at his home who did not appear to be in the appliance busies and offered him appliances at an extremely low price, I’ve handled a number of cases like this, and in each and every one of them the defendant was convicted of receiving stolen property, a felony. And I cannot recall that any one of them received probation.
The latest incident occurred a few days ago. After frequent criticism of Ogg, the Houston Police Officers Union and Ogg sat down to iron out their differences. Reports say the meeting was contentious and ended like it began – each side sniping at the other. Suddenly thereafter, 5,200 Houston officers found they were locked out of what’s called the Consolidated Criminal History Database. Ogg claimed there were some security problems with HPD’s handling of the database. Yeah, right. HPPU found out that only HPD was cut off from the data base.
The district attorney of neighboring Montgomery County has condemned Ogg over her position of handling persons caught with small amounts of pot or with traces of other drugs as if they were traffic violators.
Ogg was a shoo-in to get elected because her predecessor had jailed a young woman as a material witness. And her election chances sure were not hurt by a reported $500,000 donation from uber-left George Soros. You can bet every dime you’ve got that Soros would not give one cent to anyone who was considered pro-police.
Once in office, Ogg quickly earned the animosity of the police. The kindest thing that can be said is that the police have no respect for Kim Ogg, and as a former law enforcement officer, neither do I.