Don Allen, another Texas cop struck down mysteriously.

It is not a wonderful time to be a police officer in Texas these days. Don Allen, 27, an off-duty Abilene police officer, was found dead in his own home by family members yesterday.

Investigators haven’t released details about the manner of death, but have described it as “clearly suspicious.”

“The circumstances behind his death indicate that the probable cause is homicide,” police Chief Stan Standridge told reporters. “Aside from that, I’m not going to comment any further. … I don’t want to say anything today that would compromise our ability to hold these people accountable.”

Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, with assistance from local police and the FBI.

Investigators haven’t yet pinpointed a motive, and are pursuing numerous leads as they try to track down suspects, Standridge said.

Allen was the only person inside the residence when found by family members, Standridge said.

But after Allen’s death, Standridge stressed that there was no “indication right now that random law enforcement personnel are being targeted.”

Still, he said, officers were shaken.

“The initial reaction was fear. Why was Officer Allen chosen? That speaks volumes as it relates to how vulnerable are we. … We look like we’re prepared for anything,” he said. “But the reality is, we’re just like you. We go to the same schools in this community. We attend the same churches. We eat at the same restaurants. We are just like you.”

Officer Allen had lived at his Clyde home for about a year, and according to reports, had been engaged to his fiancee since June. Neighbors noticed his garage door was uncharacteristically open at 6pm on Monday, about an hour before police first responded to the murder scene.

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Most intriguing, from LEO:

Yet another officer has been killed this week in what is being described as having been planned by multiple parties to kill an Abilene police officer in his home. The slain officer has been identified as Don Allen by the chief of police. According to a local news source, Big Country Homepage, a search warrant for cell tower information included the following:
This ruling isn’t official, but a direct quote from the documents reads, “communication occurred between multiple parties to plan and carry out the murder. [The officer filing the warrant] believes cell towers within the ten mile radius will have captured transaction between the suspects who were involved in this murder.”

White men can’t lean.

I’ve discussed this phenomenon before. What is it about White people at sports stadiums?

I theorize that there is a sense of foolish, complacent fearlessness that White Americans share; it’s the same fearlessness that makes them so fond of all that daredevilry bungee/base jumping crap. They live and grow up in First World safety bubbles and never learn to cultivate a sense of physical caution.

So what do they do?

They grow up, wear a macho hat upon entering the ballpark, get a few brews down the gullet, and voila.

A drunken White sports fan and a rail are a combination soon tainted with tragedy.

Gregory Murrey
Gregory Murrey

Shannon Miles’ “mental” issues. #LowIQMatters

We now learn a previously unhinged Shannon Miles was involved in an incident where he beat somebody unconscious in a Salvation Army store. At issue, in that incident, was a television remote.


Houston deputy shooting: Shannon Miles had mental evaluation

The man charged in the shooting of a Houston sheriff’s deputy was found three years ago to be mentally unfit to stand trial on a separate case, and was ordered committed for evaluation, according to court documents.

Shannon Miles, who faces capital murder charges in the deadly shooting last week at a suburban gas station, was charged in 2012 with felony aggravated assault following a fight inside a Salvation Army facility in Austin, Texas. According to documents, Miles beat the other man unconscious as the result of an argument over a television remote control. Miles was indicted by a grand jury, but, according to documents, was deemed incompetent and was ordered to an Austin mental hospital for evaluation.

Ultimately, I think we’ll discover he’s only mentally unfit in that he has an IQ of 75-80.