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commented 2015-10-02 08:01:25 -0700
I am AMAZED that you are advocating gun control.

Do you not realize there is no such person as a “law abiding” criminal. When you take guns from the truly responsible people that it will not IN ANY WAY stop criminals from having access to them.???

You sir………are a TEXAN ??
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commented 2015-08-21 16:50:54 -0700
Dear Honorable Mr Tx State Sen Whitmire Sir:It’s very much considerate of Tx representation for drug offenders to be allowed to receive food stamps.The U.S.govt assault on minds privacy for over 33 years has caused many to seek drugs to deal with even hearing in our minds the mind of a Tx born man,whom the American,an worlds public acceptively hear his mind,an due to cia tech used by U.S.govt sees him in minds view.It’s a crime against minds that states need to end,an cause minds privacy rights to be allowed,an protected.Such tech designs a public throughout the states,an throughout the world to be racist,an in secret rebelion,an prone to commit violent crimes unexpected,as minds under siege of central nerve tech are unpredictable.States shouldn’t protect U.S.govt criminal trespass wrongdoings.Thanks for representing Tx.Most Sincere,Respectfully Submitted Ms Debra Ann Patterson
commented 2015-08-20 17:17:59 -0700
Please make every effort to change the inhumane conditions in our Texas prisons regarding air conditioning. Thank you.
commented 2015-08-15 03:53:25 -0700
Just want you good folks to know that I did time in the 70’s and that was hard time, then some with the BT’S always trying to whip up on some poor inmate. I have keep my feet close to the ground, making my life so much easier. It never hurts to pray and go to school while locked up, and stick close to your family and loved ones. Forget your old friends, since they forgot about you when you were locked down. I stayed out by having my families help where they could, then I stayed in college, and landed up with an AA Degree, AS Degree, the finished up at the University of Houston At Clear Lake City with a BBA Degree.. You can not use a gun with a book in your hand. Try it—it works!! I have been out over 35 years and still going strong. I still pray daily and still close to my family. I am not 65 and I still plan to go college and pick up some computer courses. It is never too late to learn, and my health is good, so I am going back soon. This is some comments from an old fool that went straight. Thanks, Gary R. Lee.
commented 2015-08-15 03:36:55 -0700
commented 2015-08-15 03:36:01 -0700
commented 2015-08-13 10:18:27 -0700
8-13-15: Happy Birthday, John!
commented 2015-08-12 11:10:23 -0700
Hello Senator,

I hope your having a good week. Well the reason for my email is because I contacted you about my brother whom is incarcerated at the Michael unit,TDCJ. and was harshly treated about a month and a half ago by prison officials that take it upon themselves to punish offenders. Like I said my brother also wrote to you and explained what happened. His name Is Roberto Castro/1009511.Anyway you tweeted “contact us” so I did. While I`m sure inmates rights are not at the top of your to do list, I`m sure your a fair man and don`t approve of “cruel and unusual punishment”. Rules were violated when this happened to my brother, and I believe someone should be reprimanded. Therefore I`m pursuing this issues with The Texas Obudsman to see what can be done and to prevent from it happening again. I fear for my brother for retaliation from these TDCJ officials. So I want this incident to be known by as many people as possible in case something happens to my brother. My hope is you would have the time to contact Senior Warden Edgar Baker-903-928-2311, and have a talk with him as to why these officials get away with doing this, and then get promoted like one of the Sgt. in this case did. Sgt Camel was promoted to LT. I worked for TDCJ at one time and you could not get away with things like this, depending on who ran the unit and if he chose to run it according to policy and procedure or if he still had with the" good ole boy" mentality from back in the day, before offender Ruiz sued the state of Texas .But Im sure you know all about that so I won`t take up anymore of your time.

Best Regards, Sofia
commented 2015-08-07 09:46:16 -0700
I am writing to convey my concern, and the concern of many other families, regarding the lack of air conditioning in the Texas prisons. I believe in punishment for those who break the laws. I am, however, amazed at the inhumane policy of letting them sit in 100 degrees. Even the pigs at the prison farm get a temperature-controlled environment. What needs to happen to change this policy? I appreciate your thoughtful consideration on this very important issue.
commented 2015-08-03 14:40:34 -0700
I live in Houston and support faith-based programming for inmates in the Texas prison system. I have read where you support the great progress that has been made at the Darrington Unit, with the establishment of the Seminary for inmates. I understand that the Seminary had asked the prison administration if Seminary graduates could have ‘class rings’. That is a great idea, and like all Seminary graduates in free society. However, I have learned that the prison system has denied allowing Seminary graduates at Darrington to have ‘class rings’. Why would the prison system do that? I would image inmates wear wedding rings, watches. Those inmates at Darrington worked hard to get their Seminary degrees and a class ring is surely an important symbol of achievement. Why can’t those seminary graduates have class rings?
commented 2015-08-03 10:52:43 -0700
My sister Janice Vickers #1611005 is in Mountain View Gatesville. She read about the graduate in Darrington unit. She wanted me to contact you about this program in Mountain View. I know something like this is needed in all units.

Thank you for reading

Connie
commented 2015-07-27 08:32:09 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmore:


I would like to volunteer and help with respect to criminal justice reform. In particular with the review of jail standards and sentencing laws. In addition, individual rights and pprotections. Lastly, I would also like to help with any healthcare and insurance reforms.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Sincerely,

LaMar Taylor, J.D., MELP, MLS, BS
commented 2015-07-27 08:26:25 -0700
commented 2015-07-21 14:04:47 -0700
Hey Senator!


I hope this email finds you well. I was a participant in the WACH Local to Global Politics youth empowerment boot camp this past May, I’m not sure if you remember me or not but I need a little help with a class I am taking next year and I couldn’t think of anyone better than you to help me out.


As part of the Global Studies Academy, we have a senior year class to complete called “Academy Capstone” in which we spend the whole year working on a project that interests us to raise awareness, teach, or support any idea. For my project I want to present to students at my school Texas Politics and Government. Basically I want to do what the camp did for us in a way. I want to lay out the levels of government we have in Texas and compare it to the US government format because after that camp I realized the majority of students have no clue about how many levels of government there actually is and how Texas government is formed. I also want to include a segment on how Texas went red and stayed red for such a long period.

For this class we need to have a professional mentor who works in the field and is an expert in the field. I was wondering if you could help me our as my mentor because I remember you said you practice law in Houston as well! Or do you know anyone I could contact about being my professional mentor for this class. I would just like an email or number and I will contact them myself and ask them about being my mentor. I am basically looking for someone who works in Texas Politics, any area.


Please let me know if you can or you have anyone in mind to help me.


Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
commented 2015-07-16 14:24:17 -0700
Hello Senator Whitmire,

I reside in New Mexico but also have a house in Hurst, TX. I am writing in behalf of my friend, Vicki Shroyer, who is currently incarcerated at the Lockhart Work Facility. She, along with others, has been involved with a program called Paws in Prison (PIP), which trains dogs from shelters to become service dogs. This program has been good for the women there, as it teaches responsiblity and builds confidence in themselves, as well as provides them with new skills for jobs once they are released. It is good for the community members who receive the service animals, and certainly for the dogs as well. Apparently, a company called MTC has bought the facility and is planning to discontinue the PIP program. We are asking that you please do whatever you can to keep this program in place. The women there need your help – thank you for anything that you can do.

Cordially yours, Connie Ross
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commented 2015-06-25 06:18:29 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire,

I am writing to you asking for help with my visitation status for my husband incarcerated in TDCJ. I worked for TDCJ as a contract employee for 5 months. I have been unemployed from UTMB-CMC for over three years. I terminated employment in February of 2012. After I quit working as a contract employee, I was put on his visitation list, and then put on his unapproved visitor list, as I did not wait the 24 month waiting period before making visits. I was put on that list April of 2013, which was over two years ago. I have gone through procedure and appealed the DRC three times now, always being denied with no explanation of why I am not able to see my husband. I know that we did not follow TDCJ policy and I feel that the punishment for that has been restituted. At this point, I feel that I am being discriminated against due to being an ex-employee, as I pose no security threat nor is there a justifiable reason that I shouldn’t be allowed to visit my husband. There are other family members of offenders that get their visitation back after the first appeal for doing worse things, such as smuggling in contraband.

Also, at the bottom of the denial letter that the DRC sends me, it states a copy of the letter is being sent to the Warden at the Stiles Unit. My husband has never been at that unit, so there must be an error in the system that needs to be corrected.

Any help or information that you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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commented 2015-05-27 23:12:33 -0700
Senator Whitmire
commented 2015-05-27 02:33:46 -0700
Senator John Whitmire – I was an Ass’t DA in Harris County for almost 30 years. I sent a dozen people to death row. I was the Division Chief of the Juvenile Division for 8 years. I am in favor of and ask you to support the raising of the age law for juveniles. I still live in Harris County.
commented 2015-05-24 14:16:42 -0700
Please contact me by email @elizabethmodels1@gmail.com || my friend been charged with 20 years out of juvenile court. He turned 18 in Giddings state school and has been locked up for 4 years now on a crime trail of no evidence. He has been in and out of different programs, facilities etc. And has completed the program. They still not sending him home yet. There now sending him to Gainesville on Monday for a phyc evaluation any help would be helpful. Please call my mother in law ms.Shanna west for any additional information. 8329313359
commented 2015-05-24 14:06:00 -0700
Hi sen. Whitmire I’m writing you in concerns of a Tyc case & current resident in Giddings state school having been reaching out to everyone we can and recently came across your name. WE NEED HELP hopefully we here from you to give u further information . thank u for your time and your consideration.
commented 2015-05-20 14:19:01 -0700
Mr. Whitmire, I am reporting on-going, fraudulent corruption by 3,500+ full-time PEACE OFFICERS and some civilians employed directly by DPS.


The “agency” is officially known (and by the Texas Legislature) as the “Texas Department of Public Safety.”


There is NO -repeat-NO such legally established “Texas State Police” ever funded or created by the Texas Legislature (There’s Texas State University “Campus Police” legislatively funded through a System budget; of course, they do not have statewide jurisdictional powers).


3,500+ full-time PEACE OFFICERS and some civilians employed directly by the Texas Department of Public Safety are engaging in illegal, knowing and willful use of written wordage “STATE POLICE” found on thousands of uniforms and in verbal communications with taxpayers, voters and the public. These crimes of Public Corruption are AGAINST THE PEACE AND DIGNITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. They involve thousands of wayward public servants, paid by MILLIONS OF TEXAS TAXPAYERS, that at one time, swore by an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Texas and properly serve Texans at all times.


DPS Director Steve McCraw is an unscrupulous, troubled public official— an armed and dangerous, anti-Texan OUTLAW!. McCraw is allowing thousands of DPS officers and employees to knowingly and willfully violating the Texas Penal Code—particularly Subchapter A, Title 7, Sections. 32. 22 and 32.32 and Section 39.06, MISUSE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION.


Those violating these Penal Code Sections can be charged and prosecuted with a FELONY OF THE THIRD DEGREE, with imprisonment of 2-10 years and penalized up to $10,000.


Senator, Thank you for any help to stop cold these felonious DPS officers/personnel practices abusing our tax dollars, before it’s too late!!!!
commented 2015-05-19 12:34:30 -0700
I hope you did not vote for the “fracking” legislation. How do you bar local municipalities from determining their own future and then complain about the federal government imposing their regulations on the states?
commented 2015-05-18 20:24:14 -0700
I need yours and your fellow Senators to aware that an effort is being made to attach a “Heavy haul” amendment to this transportation bill SB1043.

This “Heavy Haul” is detrimental to our ILA jobs and is dangerous for our roadways in general.


The “Heavy Haul” is promoted by large corporations that want to heavier load sea going containers. These corporations are not financially responsible for buying the equipment needed to move these heavier containers over the roadways. An independent truck contractor will take on that liability and expense. In other words the corporation will realize a profit and the trucker will have to buy new equipment or take a chance and run with the same old equipment he is using now.


There is danger literally at every turn with this plan to increase truck, trailer and container weight to 97,000 lbs.


I need your help on this.


Your friend,
commented 2015-05-18 15:33:31 -0700
Please support HB1914/SB771 and help Victims Advocate Andy Kahan in any way that you can….we are fighting for the rights of the victims and their families. They need your support.
commented 2015-05-07 11:29:39 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire


I have seen more than my share of unfairness in the world, some I am told I must accept as unchangeable. However, the unfairness is unacceptable when it is directly connected with the system of justice in our country. The unfairness I speak of is the current Texas Family Laws that make it nearly impossible for a father to carry out his parenting duties or have a quality relationship with his children. This is a grave injustice to the children as well and is devastating for most children without the love and support that both parents can offer, they often become withdrawn, depressed, and display behavioral problems. I am writing in reference to HB2362 Equal Parenting Bill.


Please consider sponsoring and supporting the attached House Bill2362, Equal Parenting Bill to amend the current Texas Family Code. Too many families are being hurt in family cases and too many children are being used in the process to strip fit and loving parents from their children. None the less, this system has created more conditions and conflicts that is hurting our children and the parents whose rights should and shall be protected by the Texas/US Constitution.


It is a known fact that custody battles are detrimental to children. However, when both parents have equal time with their children it illuminates the temptation for one parent to use the children as a pawn against the other. It is clearly, unequal placement can cause irreversible damage to the child that is caused by the family law courts. Children have fundamental rights to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated equally by both fit and willing parents, to deny this is child abuse.


I understand Representative Gilbert Pena has introduced this bill that will ensure fairness among all parties involved in custody and placement issues, mother, father and children. I am in full support of this bill and as your constituent I am asking that you would also become familiar with and support it as well.

We owe it to our children to give them the benefit of having both parents’ involvement in their lives. They deserve the chance to grow up to be happy, healthy individuals and we need to set a good example for them as they will one day have children of their own. Let’s not give them a tarnished impression of our justice system. We want them to respect the US Constitution, the laws, not resent them.


It is about time that fathers are afforded the same rights and considerations as mothers when it comes to raising children. Fathers can’t merely tell their children how to live, they must show them. Please support Representative Gilbert Pena’s Bill.


Yours Sincerely,

Juan NAvarro
commented 2015-05-07 11:27:36 -0700
Dear Congressman Brian Badin,


I have seen more than my share of unfairness in the world, some I am told I must accept as unchangeable. However, the unfairness is unacceptable when it is directly connected with the system of justice in our country. The unfairness I speak of is the current Texas Family Laws that make it nearly impossible for a father to carry out his parenting duties or have a quality relationship with his children. This is a grave injustice to the children as well and is devastating for most children without the love and support that both parents can offer, they often become withdrawn, depressed, and display behavioral problems. I am writing in reference to HB2362 Equal Parenting Bill.


Please consider sponsoring and supporting the attached House Bill2362, Equal Parenting Bill to amend the current Texas Family Code. Too many families are being hurt in family cases and too many children are being used in the process to strip fit and loving parents from their children. None the less, this system has created more conditions and conflicts that is hurting our children and the parents whose rights should and shall be protected by the Texas/US Constitution.


It is a known fact that custody battles are detrimental to children. However, when both parents have equal time with their children it illuminates the temptation for one parent to use the children as a pawn against the other. It is clearly, unequal placement can cause irreversible damage to the child that is caused by the family law courts. Children have fundamental rights to be loved, guided, nurtured and educated equally by both fit and willing parents, to deny this is child abuse.


I understand Representative Gilbert Pena has introduced this bill that will ensure fairness among all parties involved in custody and placement issues, mother, father and children. I am in full support of this bill and as your constituent I am asking that you would also become familiar with and support it as well.

We owe it to our children to give them the benefit of having both parents’ involvement in their lives. They deserve the chance to grow up to be happy, healthy individuals and we need to set a good example for them as they will one day have children of their own. Let’s not give them a tarnished impression of our justice system. We want them to respect the US Constitution, the laws, not resent them.


It is about time that fathers are afforded the same rights and considerations as mothers when it comes to raising children. Fathers can’t merely tell their children how to live, they must show them. Please support Representative Gilbert Pena’s Bill.


Yours Sincerely,

Juan Navarro
commented 2015-05-02 11:51:18 -0700
Hello,
My name is Amin Alexander Alqasem, I am writing this in hopes that you will be willing to fix the inhumane conditions in non air-conditioned prisons in Texas. Having a moderate climate of 85 degrees would not be acceptable to most of us in homes. I think that the majority of people would agree that letting inmates have 85 degrees would not be a comfortable situation but would be far better than the cruel and unusual temperatures that summer in Texas can reach. If we think it to be inhumane to leave an animal in an non-air-conditioned vehicle while we get groceries then we should also accept a level of decency for people that are incarcerated. I really hope you will resolve this injustice many lives depend on it.


Sincerely,

Amin Alexander Alqasem
commented 2015-04-30 07:51:09 -0700
Please oppose SB 1907. This is a terrible bill. Thank you for your assistance
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