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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Legislators say Texans want tougher crime laws New Braunfels HeraldZeitung February SA AUSTIN AP A group of lawmakers who are pushing anticrime legislation say Texans want their Legislature to get tough with The Legislatures chief obligation is to provide for the safety of the citizens of the Thats what the were saying over and over and over Buster RLake said Brown and other lawmakers joined the Associated Texans Against Crime in backing bills to stiffen criminal One endorsed by House Speaker Gib would expand the death penalty to include killers who slay more than one person either in sequence or at one Current law allows the death sentence for killing a law officer or killing while committing some other Weve all seen many cases recently in which people embark on killing They cannot receive the maximum the death They can receive only life im said Patricia A second bill would allow judges to tell jurors before they consider punishment the effects of parole laws that allow convicts early release from All too weve had juries who are sur prised at the net result of when somebody comes out of said Ray R chairman of the House Law En Texas Legislature forcement said the law should be changed so we can ensure that the blinders are taken off juries and that the punishment is guaranteed to be equal to the crime Brown said other measures would improve the treatment of Those would allow the victim prior to sen tencing to make a statement to the judge or jury about the effect of that crime on their lives and permit victims to remain in court throughout a trial to help Both of them would show the victims of crime that we are going to recognize them and we are going to make them feel a part of the and that the system is working for them and not for the benefit of the people who are accused of crimes and convicted of Brown Other bills being backed by the lawmakers include measures to Clamp down on the early release of prison Brown said details of the plan arent yet but insisted ways can be found to curb early releases without overburdening an already crowded prison system and without raising taxes to build more Stack the sentence an inmate receives for crimes in prison onto the end of his original sen Make conversations between rape victims and their counselors privileged and not subject to testimony at Committee OKs bill time punishment A rich mans parole bill that would allow the state to consider whether a prisoner up for parole has paid his debt to society in as well as has been approved by a Senate The original bill by Ted would have required the Board of Pardons and Paroles to include as a condition of parole that the prisoner pay any outstanding fine or legal Janet representing Dallas district was the only witness testifying in favor of the She said the measure would provide restitution to the Asked how an indigent who had served 15 years in prison without being paid a could possibly pay for fees and legal Coplin Payment plans can be Tati DE1 This is a rich mans parole The rich boys going to get the poor boys going to stay Sanctuary trial moved to Houston Man pinned in haste for chicken dinner ABILENE AP An Abilene man says the thought of an appetizing fried chicken dinner caused him to spend 11 hours pinned under his pickup truck in cold Randall was pinned under the truck for about 11 hours before he was freed early He had been attempting to change a tire on the truck when the truck slipped off the jack and pinned Leonard The oilfield worker said he had been in a hurry to change the tire and that probably caused him to be The man said he was at work when his wife called Monday night to say that she was having a fried chicken She his wife told me over the phone we were having fried chicken and mashed potatoes and Leonard He said laughingly that the meal sounded so good he was in a hurry to get Leonard told the Abilene Reporter News he was never under the full weight of the truck and was not in great but began to lose cir culation in the I did everything I knew to keep the circulation I had most of the pain when they got it because the circulation came Leonard Leonard said the vehicle was on the frontage road of 277 and he tried to attract the attention of passing motorists by waving at them from under the but most passed on apparently thinking that the man was merely waving to North America BROWNSVILLE AP The trial of two sanctuary movement workers charged with transporting illegal aliens has been moved to Houston because of pretrial District Judge Filemon who denied defense motions to dismiss charges against Jack Elder and Stacey Lynn ruled Tuesday that news coverage surrounding the case was too great to select an impartial jury said defense counsel Lisa Jury selection was scheduled for who twice denied motions to remove himself from the will Elder and Merkt arc ac cused of conspiring to smuggle and smuggling and transporting two Salvadorans from the Rio Grande to a bus station in McAllen last Elder is the director of Casa Oscar a shelter for Central Americans in San Merkt is a volunteer at the Catholic Churchsponsored On about 100 prospective jurors were sum moned for the The judge asked members of the panel to raise their hands if they had any knowledge of the case and if they had any About half of them raised their they were asked to step out of the courtroom as at torneys began to question the other jurors Brodyaga said that in questioning about five jurors in dividually it was apparent most had an opinion about the and thus Vela granted the The trial is the second on similar charges against the Elder was acquitted last month in Corpus Christ on charges of transporting three Salvadorans from the Casa Oscar Romero shelter to a bus station in Harlingen last a volunteer at the Roman Catholic Churchsponsored is on two years probation on a similar conviction last May in Velas Velas gag forbidding parties involved to discuss the case in still is in effect so at torneys could not talk about their But Elders said the defense team was happy with the venue Jack and Stacey stand a real good shot at an impartial she Defense attorney Steve Cooper argued the second day of pretrial that most people in the Valley knew about the sanctuary movement and the previous trials and that they had made up their minds one way or Cooper called to the stand witnesses on that including the president of an antisanctuary movement Mike Rodriguez said his Concerned Citizens for Church and was not against the pair but said they ought to be if indeed they broke the About 15 members of the group picketed outside the cour thouse on carrying American flags and some of which read Deport Support Border Monclova mayor chosen i n drawing Mexico AP In a first major step to restore order to Monclova in neighboring Coahuila two political parties at odds over the citys mayoral election have formed a city council made up of members of both In a drawing held late Arturo Amaral a member of the opposition National Action was selected as Monclova deputy mayor and head of the 10member Representatives of National Action and the dominant Institutional Revolutionary who have been meeting in the state capital of Saltillo to settle the lingering election had not decided who would replace Salvador Martinez as the citys official The parties have agreed to the selection of a neutral Monclova mayor from a list of candidates nominated by both National known by its Spanish acronym as claims the Revolutionary or used vote fraud to steal the 2 mayoral election in a major steel producing city about 150 miles south of the Texas border at the PRIs mayoral was declared the official winner by the PRIdominated government in the border but was forced to establish his office in a private house after more than 100 PAN members occupied city hall and refused to relinquish the mayors The PAN had called for the for mation of city 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