Crime’s up, crime’s down. Crime’s all around. Let’s just jump right into it.
Back in January, we were pouring pig blood into the Trinity, but by May we were lighting dogs on fire.Â Not a good year for animals, or their afterlife counterparts, all things considered. Speaking of animals, Mooney wrote about Lois Pearson, who was treated like one by a madman with little conscience and even less compassion.
And it was an up-and-down year for Barrett Brown. Actually, pretty down year for Barrett Brown, but a great year for people who wrote stories about Barrett Brown.Â Law enforcement: also a down year. They body-slammed an Arlington girl, were suspended for the violent arrest of a teenager, fired for screwing up 911 calls, and were alsoÂ suspendedÂ for dropping rap albums.Â Oh, and the murder rate ticked back up.
A strip club owner hired a hitman to kill the mayor of Arlington and (surprise!) failed, a Handsome Guy got 35 years in prison, and a newscaster drove drunk. Randy Travis lived out a country songÂ consistently, and we found out the NorthPark Apple store is the most corrupt in the country.Â Within 10 days in Highland Park, a babyÂ was killed and a man tried to stab his wife to death.
This year’s “Burn in Hell Award,” though, goes toÂ Elizabeth Escalona, who brutally beat her daughter, then super-glued the girl’s hands to a wall.
Let’s all try to treat each other a little better in 2013.