A judge on Texas’ highest criminal court is facing a special hearing before the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct after allegedly refusing to accept a last-minute appeal from a man on death row in September of 2007. If found guilty, she could be removed from her position.
It was almost 34 years ago — September 5, 1975 — that Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme approached President Gerald Ford through a crowd and pulled out a gun. Secret Service agents grabbed the gun and wrestled her to the ground in time. The gun was later found to have a clip of ammunition but no bullet in the chamber.
The federal Community Oriented Police Services, or COPS program, has given police departments across the country something to "CHRP" about with the awarding of $1 billion in economic stimulus grants. (CHRP is the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.)