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Outrage! TX Trooper who raped black women on roadside re-hired by TX DPS, despite having additional case pending

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In an outrageous development, the Texas Department of Public Safety has re-hired Texas Trooper Jennie Bui, whom they had previously fired after she sexually violated and groped two black women who were on their way home from a day at the beach with their families.

After initially firing Bui on June 29, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Friday August 9th that they had rehired her.

Excusing and justifying Bui's behavior, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw blamed Bui's supervisor instead: "While the actions of Trooper Bui constitute misconduct, I believe her actions are mitigated such that she should not be terminated from the agency." McCraw added "After extensive criminal and administrative investigations surrounding the facts and circumstances of this incident, it was determined that the relatively inexperienced trooper was directed by a more senior trooper to conduct the inappropriate search.... Based upon the results of an internal investigation, the more senior trooper, Nathaniel Turner, was terminated."

The attorney for the two victims was quoted in the news last week confirming that in addition to her clients, Trooper Bui also has a completely separate case against her for another sexual assault. Houston attorney Allie Booker, who represents Alexandra Randle and Brandy Hamilton, said "They basically raped them on the side of the road." Booker also noted that since filing the federal lawsuit, her office has received numerous calls from additional women reporting the same abuse by Texas Troopers. Apparently pending cases against Texas troopers for sexual assault are not important matters to the insane, criminal degenerates at TX DPS.

An additional aspect of this is the fact that female TX Trooper Kelley Helleson, who sexually groped 24-year-old Ashley Dobbs and her 38-year-old aunt Angel Dobbs in a nearly identical incident, was fired but not rehired by TX DPS. Why does a trooper who rapes two black women get rehired by TX DPS, but a trooper who rapes two blonde-haired white women not get rehired? McCraw has some explaining to do.

I want to note that if anyone has a problem with my use of the term PERVERT RAPIST in regard to Jennie Bui, too bad. If someone accosted a police officer at gunpoint and fondled and inserted their hands into the officer's vagina or anus, that person would probably face life in prison for kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy, rape, etc. Look up the legal definiton of rape. Alexandra Randle and Brandy Hamilton were raped by Jennie Bui. And Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw endorses it. All of these evil criminals should face life in prison.

Another aspect of this that has not been widely addressed is the fact that while the troopers assaulted Hamilton and Randle, their family members who had gone with them to the beach saw them being detained and stopped to wait for them. The troopers then accosted them and demanded all of their IDs. Note that this demand for their ID was blatantly illegal as there was no valid reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Such stops and illegal demands for ID are also the admitted policy of Texas troopers. Texas Trooper Kevin Marmor admitted this while being recorded in 2010 and is currently being sued in federal court, along with his partner Yolanda Aguinaga.

During the illegal seizure, Marmor rambled on while being recorded by the motorist's cell phone, admitting the policy and practice of troopers to ID everyone, in blatant violation of the 4th Amendment:

"So I mean, I don't know how far you want to take it- But in Texas, if you fail to ID, that's a jailable offense...we damn sure can ID you... I don't know what it is in California but in Texas, when we have a vehicle stop, we ID everybody in the vehicle. Truck drivers, everybody. Because I mean we get a lot of people that are wanted. Uh, we get runaways, and--of course you're not a runaway. But I mean we get juveniles and stuff like that that are runaways. So it's a common practice for us to ID everybody in the vehicle. That cuts out 'well why'd you ID me and, ya know, uh the last two vehicles you didn't ID everybody'. We ID everybody. We stop you, everybody's getting out."

In this case, both officers were recorded and the Texas Department of Public Safety admitted wrongdoing in writing on behalf of the two officers only one month after an internal-affairs complaint was filed against the officers in November 2010. The admission letter, dated December 20, 2010 and signed by Captain Kenneth Plunk of the Waco Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, stated that "corrective action was needed" against both officers and that "additional training has been taken."  The driver then filed a 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit against the troopers for damages, permanent injunction, and to dissuade them from continuing this blatantly illegal practice. One of the documents released in initial disclosures revealed that the Texas Troopers officially admitted that "The passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID. I encourage wide dissemination of this official Texas DPS internal memo, which I forced the TX DPS to release in discovery through my federal civil rights lawsuit. The police memo can be found HERE.

The issue of compulsory ID has been ruled on hundreds of times. In 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Texas, 443 U.S. 47, a case where a man in Texas refused to show police ID because there was no probable cause. The court noted "he was arrested for violation of Tex. Penal Code Ann., Tit. 8, Sec. 38.02(a) (1974), which makes it a criminal act for a person to refuse to give his name and address to an officer "who has lawfully stopped him and requested the information." However, the court reversed his conviction:

"Held: The application of the Texas statute to detain appellant and require him to identify himself violated the Fourth Amendment because the officers lacked any reasonable suspicion to believe that appellant was engaged or had engaged in criminal conduct. Detaining appellant to require him to identify himself constituted a seizure of his person subject to the requirement of the Fourth Amendment that the seizure be "reasonable." Cf. Terry v. Ohio, 392 U. S. 1; United States v. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U. S. 873. The Fourth Amendment requires that such a seizure be based on specific, objective facts indicating that society's legitimate interests require such action, or that the seizure be carried out pursuant to a plan embodying explicit, neutral limitations on the conduct of individual officers. Delaware v. Prouse, 440 U. S. 648. Here, the State does not contend that appellant was stopped pursuant to a practice embodying neutral criteria, and the officers' actions were not justified on the ground that they had a reasonable suspicion, based on objective facts, that he was involved in criminal activity. Absent any basis for suspecting appellant of misconduct, the balance between the public interest in crime prevention and appellant's right to personal security and privacy tilts in favor of freedom from police interference."

Motorists in Texas can hopefully prevent such police crimes by knowing and asserting their rights when dealing with police. The ACLU has a page How to Flex Your Rights During Police Encounters, as well as free educational videos.

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 TV Los Angeles, The Press Enterprise,,,,, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Haaretz, TMZ, Veterans Today, Jonathan Turley blog, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, National Motorists Association,, Republic Broadcasting Network, WorldNetDaily,,, Dr. Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad radio show,,, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI AM 640,, Redlands Daily Facts, BlackBoxVoting, The Michael Badnarik Show, The Wayne Madsen Report,,, The Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Silicon Valley Mercury News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Harbor Daily Breeze,,, Whittier Daily News, KCLA FM Hollywood, The Fullerton Observer,, From The Trenches World Report, and many others. Archives can be found at and DontWakeMeUp.Org.

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