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Robber who pleaded guilty in Bun B’s 2019 home invasion in southwest Houston sentenced to 40 years in prison

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-06-07 15:21:46

SUMMARY: In April 2019, Houston rapper Bun B and his wife Queenie were victims of a home invasion by Demonte Jackson, who has now been sentenced to 40 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and organized crime. Jackson, 20 at the time, held Queenie at gunpoint and was shot during a gunfight with Bun B. During a recent testimony, Bun B recounted the traumatic event and its ongoing impact. Jackson's defense cited his mental issues. The case took five years to resolve, with Jackson's sentence to be served concurrently.

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Dan Patrick laments Texas not enacting Ten Commandments law first

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www.kxan.com – Will DuPree – 2024-06-21 12:22:23

SUMMARY: Louisiana recently became the first state to mandate the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, a move that disappointed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He lamented that Texas should have been the first state to implement such a law. Texas Senate had approved Senate Bill 1515, requiring a visible display of the Ten Commandments in K-12 classrooms, but the bill stalled in the House. Patrick criticized Speaker Dade Phelan for not prioritizing the bill. Louisiana's law also applies to state universities and is facing expected legal challenges for potentially being unconstitutional.

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American tourist Ryan Watson, detained in Turks and Caicos on ammo charge, avoids jail time, fined $2,000

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abc13.com – WPVI – 2024-06-21 11:18:00

SUMMARY: Ryan Watson, an American detained in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition, was fined $2,000 instead of serving a mandatory 12-year sentence due to “exceptional circumstances.” Arrested in April with four bullets in his luggage, Watson pleaded guilty and has been on the islands on a $15,000 bond. He was allowed to return to the U.S. immediately after paying the fine. The incident underscores strict firearm laws in Turks and Caicos, recently amended to give courts more discretion in sentencing. Watson’s case follows similar outcomes for other Americans detained for possessing ammunition. He plans to reunite with his family and support others in similar situations.

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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 09:49:31

SUMMARY: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders, with an 8-1 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts—Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Roberts stated that individuals posing a credible threat to intimate partners can be disarmed consistent with the Second Amendment. This ruling stems from the case U.S. v. Rahimi, a significant test since the court's 2022 decision that expanded gun rights. The 1994 federal statute mandates that restraining orders be reported to the national background check system to prevent firearm sales to those posing threats.

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