Something's Rotten in Texas: Negligence by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Has Led to at Least Two Murders in the Past Five-and-a-Half Months
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has abdicated its responsibilities, by variously letting bad men out early, and permitting them to remain free, in spite of the convicts violating their parole. Its members now have the blood of at least two good men on their hands in the past six months alone.
Up in heaven, Samuel Irick and Donald "Donnie" Frye III are getting acquainted. The reasons those two solid citizens' loved ones are without them are because the men allegedly crossed paths with a couple of less than solid citizens who had no business being free. Good Samaritan Sam Irick, 24, was murdered on November 7, coming to the aid of San Antonio mother of three Mrs. Amberley Wait, 44, who was being robbed while waiting on line outside a Houston Chevron station convenience store in the predominantly white area of Bellaire, allegedly by Anthony Ray Ferrell, 39, who is charged with having then murdered Irick, shooting him in the abdomen.
Career criminal Anthony Ray Ferrell had repeatedly violated his parole, but the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to revoke his parole and return him in jail, and instead placed him in a no-security halfway house, from which he had walked away, during the month prior to allegedly murdering Sam Irick.
On April 11, it was Donald "Donnie" Frye III's turn to suffer the tender mercies of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in what my reader-researcher David in TN tells me is called a "follow home" murder. That night Frye, 41, a resident of Atascocita, a well-to-do suburb just outside of Houston, drove to a Redbox video outlet, to return a DVD. Unbeknownst to him, a group of felons followed him home. They confronted him in his driveway, demanded his BMW, and shot him dead, with one saying that Frye hadn't turned over his keys quickly enough to suit them.
Frye's wife and young daughter found him dead in the driveway, at 1 a.m.
Frye leaves behind his wife and three children. He was a vice-president at shipping giant DHL.
The first suspect arrested in the Frye robbery-homicide, Giovanni Mora, 18, is already a veteran hoodlum. He started off his adult criminal career with a drug conviction--no details have yet been published--advanced to aggravated robbery with a gun and, according to Harris County (TX) law enforcement and prosecutors, has now graduated to capital murder.
Mora told police he and an unidentified accomplice followed Frye home because they wanted his car, according to court documents.
One of them allegedly shot Frye because he didnít turn over his keys quickly enough. Fingerprints on Frye's car led them to Mora.
At the age of 17, he was convicted of aggravated robbery with a gun, already his second criminal conviction, but sentenced to only two years in prison, and paroled last December, after serving but one year. That would be the same Texas Board of Parole and Pardons that has the blood of Good Samaritan Samuel Irick on its hands.
Anthony Ray Ferrell and Giovanni Mora enjoy the presumption of innocence. If found guilty of capital murder, they are liable to receive a sentence of death or life in prison. Although Texas has in recent years executed more convicted murderers than any other state, one should assume nothing. After all, it takes only one racist black juror to sabotage the trial of a black felon.
"YEAH! REAL Niggas! ALL day! JUST ME! BY MYSELF! ON the block! HOLDIN it down! Gun in my waste! STRAIGHT FACE! ALL DAY! NOT a game! IN jail! BY MYSELF! ONE bed! NO pillowcase! ONE pillow! DIN' Nobody write me! It was EARLY! WOKE up! WENT back
In Mora's main Facebook photo the other day, someone flashed gang signs. At first I assumed that the picture was of Mora, but then saw that it was the picture of Ced Clark, whom Mora identified as his "brother." Clark has since changed his main Facebook picture.
Mora and his friends are pictured flashing fistfuls of dollars.
These cases positively stink of racism. The defendants, all of whom are black, were free due to criminal justice affirmative action by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, while the victims in these cases are all white.
It's high time for an inquiry into the conduct, or rather misconduct, of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.
Rissie L. Owens
Juanita M. Gonzalez
David G. Gutierrez
Thomas A. Leeper
Freeman, Pamela D.
Humphrey, Billy S.
Kiel, James Paul Jr.
Moberley, Marsha S.
Speier, Charles C.
Thrasher, Sr., Howard A.
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Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.