UPDATE: Per CJ, “Date has been moved to October 15-17 at Bell County Justice Center.”
From last I heard, CJ has a court date on the 23rd of this month, this upcoming Monday. His son was served a subpoena from the city attorneys even though he was already on the defense witness list. They went to his school to serve it. Those Temple folks have lost their damn minds in this case. That was a totally unnecessary move, but it highlights the contentious nature of this legal battle, both criminal and civil cases.
Regardless, if you have some positive thoughts and vibes you wanna send out, Monday would be the day.
Also, there are several stories out there related to the Open Carry Texas group if you are interested in what they are doing.
The first one, the Army at Ft. Hood has put out a memorandum ordering soldiers to provide ID to any police officer who questions him or her during an open carry walk. This is behind a paywall. Sorry.
Fort Hood officials have told Army personnel stationed there that they cannot refuse to present their driver’s license or military identification card to any law enforcement officer.
The Department of the Army at Fort Hood issued the new command policy, SJA-04, to military personnel on Friday because some military personnel proclaiming their support for open-carry laws and the Second Amendment have refused to provide their identification to civilian police.
Also, some members were arrested for carrying civil war era pistols, which according the the letter of the law, are legal because they are not considered “firearms,” per se.
Three people were reportedly arrested on Friday for openly carrying Civil War-era pistols during a pro-gun protest outside the Texas Capitol. Gun rights activists tell TheBlaze the arrests were unlawful as it is legal in Texas to openly carry a pre-1899 antique firearm.
Terry Louis Holcomb, 44, identified as a Huntsville-area pastor, and Scott Douglas Smith, 50, a military veteran from San Antonio, and Gary Hayes, a quadriplegic, were reportedly arrested by state troopers in Austin and charged with disorderly conduct, which is defined, by law, as an action with a firearm “calculated to alarm.”
I suspect all of these cases will be resolved in court or when DAs drop charges or however they do those things in Texas. I’ll try to provide updates as I can, but I’m out of the information loop for the most part. I do hope you send some prayers up for Mrs. Grisham and the kids. This is very stressful for them all.