The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Dallas and Austin, November 19 – At the request of the Dallas Police Department (DPD), Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday directed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide direct support to DPD in their efforts to reduce violent crime and protect the communities in the city of Dallas. DPS will be deploying multiple resources to support this operation, including DPS Special Agents, State Troopers to support DPS gang and drug investigative operations, and a team of DPS Intelligence Analysts. DPS will also provide two helicopters and two patrol planes to provide direct air support and a team of Texas Rangers to support DPD homicide investigations. Additional resources will be made available should they be requested by DPD.
“The rise in violent crime in the city of Dallas is unacceptable, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will assist the Dallas Police Department in their efforts to protect the community and reduce this surge in crime,” said Governor Abbott. “Every Texan deserves to feel safe in their own community, and the State of Texas will continue to provide the city of Dallas with the resources they need to crack down on this heinous activity and protect Dallas residents.”
11 murders have occurred in Dallas in the past seven days. The violence began last Wednesday afternoon after the freeway killing of Dallas rap music star Mo3 (Melvin Noble). As he tried to run away from police on R.L. Thornton Freeway, police shot the 28-year-old in the middle of the day.
“We are being victimized by criminals, and we have to do something about it,” Johnson said. “I believe that what has happened in this city, to some degree, the criminal element of this city has gotten the message somehow that we are not going to respond, or at least not quickly, to certain crimes being committed in our city. And that has to end,” Johnson said.