Raid Nets 5 Illegal Gambling Operations

Raid Nets 5 Illegal Gambling Operations

There are 29 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Oct 10, 2008, titled Raid Nets 5 Illegal Gambling Operations. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Sheriff's deputies raided and shut down five illegal gambling operations Friday morning.

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Heywood

United States

#1 Oct 10, 2008
What a joke ... law enforcement wastes thier time on this? They know of an estimated 15-20 more and didnt have an extra 30 minutes to shut them down too? Must be an election year, I guess this looks good on paper. I saw some jaywalkers the other day, maybe law enforcement can go lay a big smack down on them too. 40 Officers to arrest 14 people in 5 buildings? I hope you all get elected back
Doubts

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 10, 2008
We just need to give up on "vice" stlye crimes.
Gamblers don't hurt anyone but themselves and anyone foolish enough to lend them money.
Prostitutes don't hurt anyone at all (you can catch something from the skank you picked up for "free" at the bar just as easy, and if what they did wasn't persecuted they wouldn't be at the mercy of street pimps and could possibly get treated.
and stopping drugs is a losing propostion and makes no sense.
driveby

El Segundo, CA

#3 Oct 10, 2008
These have been in operation for years and those who live around here all know it! I drive by them everyday to work and everyday coming home. They are always packed and everyone knows what goes on in these buildings. Why did it take so long for this to happen? I know they have been shut down before but they keep reopening.
Mad as hell

Dallas, TX

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Why don't the task forces bust strip clubs. That is where the drugs,prostitution and DWI's derive from. Whey don't the people focus on that for a while and leave us gamers alone. We are innocent people trying have some good clean fun. Who does the Sheriff and task force think they are telling people what they can do with their money. When a person goes to a strip club do they not spend their whole checks putting dollar bills in "G" strings? What chance do they have of winning a jackpot? The only jackpot they are going to win is STD. Legalize gambling in Texas and leave us older innocent adults alone to do what we want with our money. The comment made was the gamerooms are getting rich off the gamers, well maybe so but I have won money in there playing. Go park in front of a bar or a strip club and arrest those drunks that come out and get in their cars and kill somebody on their way home! Let's see that would be a murder charge or DWI or something, but make sure you don't hover in those parking lots and catch those guys. All strippers are hookers and druggies who are you kidding. The last gameroom I played in was in Lake Worth and I wasn't drinking anything but bottled water, mmmmmmm that just might deter my driving.
This is a bunch of bull shit.
ThinkAboutIt

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Oct 10, 2008
Doubts wrote:
We just need to give up on "vice" stlye crimes.
Gamblers don't hurt anyone but themselves and anyone foolish enough to lend them money.
Prostitutes don't hurt anyone at all (you can catch something from the skank you picked up for "free" at the bar just as easy, and if what they did wasn't persecuted they wouldn't be at the mercy of street pimps and could possibly get treated.
and stopping drugs is a losing propostion and makes no sense.
You must have missed the line:

"They said the businesses are breeding grounds for other crimes, making the bust about more than just gambling."

-It's the Rudy Guliani approach. Many of the folks they catch in stings like this are habital criminals- burglers, drug dealers/ users, identity thieves, & other criminals who prey on society.

-Either the gambling bust keeps them off the streets, or having a longer wrap sheet gets them more time when they get convicted of more serious stuff. I think it's a win for all of us who work hard and obey the law when they make raids like this. They don't have to hit all these places at once. They just need to do it consistantly. It can pay for itself too, if we get to keep all the cash that gets confiscated.
god Is BS

Hartsville, SC

#6 Oct 10, 2008
Get rid of the religitards running things and maybe someday the "vice" crime enforcement will go away. What a waste of police time.
ThinkAboutIt

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Oct 10, 2008
Mad as hell wrote:
Why don't the task forces bust strip clubs. That is where the drugs,prostitution and DWI's derive from. Whey don't the people focus on that for a while and leave us gamers alone. We are innocent people trying have some good clean fun. Who does the Sheriff and task force think they are telling people what they can do with their money. When a person goes to a strip club do they not spend their whole checks putting dollar bills in "G" strings? What chance do they have of winning a jackpot? The only jackpot they are going to win is STD. Legalize gambling in Texas and leave us older innocent adults alone to do what we want with our money. The comment made was the gamerooms are getting rich off the gamers, well maybe so but I have won money in there playing. Go park in front of a bar or a strip club and arrest those drunks that come out and get in their cars and kill somebody on their way home! Let's see that would be a murder charge or DWI or something, but make sure you don't hover in those parking lots and catch those guys. All strippers are hookers and druggies who are you kidding. The last gameroom I played in was in Lake Worth and I wasn't drinking anything but bottled water, mmmmmmm that just might deter my driving.
This is a bunch of bull ****.
Nevada, Okalhoma and Louisiana offer plenty of places for you to go to pursue your pastime LEGALLY. If you CHOOSE to break the law by doing it in Texas, you have no one to blame but yourself if you get caught.
real deal

United States

#8 Oct 10, 2008
Its kind of funny that they really only do these types of operations becuase they cant tax these types of operations.Just another case of a prohibition of freedom working against them.You would think they would learn from their mistakes.Work with freedom not against it.Its kind of like trying to swim against a river.if the people want to do it you wont be able to stop them..
buddy b

United States

#9 Oct 10, 2008
there is one hell of a lot more crime in DC committed by our elected officials than in tarrant cty, why aren't they being busted??
T BONED

United States

#10 Oct 10, 2008
THE REAL DEN OF THEIVES IS THE GOVERNMENT.
The Solution

Dallas, TX

#11 Oct 10, 2008
ThinkAboutIt wrote:
<quoted text>
You must have missed the line:
"They said the businesses are breeding grounds for other crimes, making the bust about more than just gambling."
-It's the Rudy Guliani approach. Many of the folks they catch in stings like this are habital criminals- burglers, drug dealers/ users, identity thieves, & other criminals who prey on society.
-Either the gambling bust keeps them off the streets, or having a longer wrap sheet gets them more time when they get convicted of more serious stuff. I think it's a win for all of us who work hard and obey the law when they make raids like this. They don't have to hit all these places at once. They just need to do it consistantly. It can pay for itself too, if we get to keep all the cash that gets confiscated.
I didn't miss the line. I dismissed the line. The same logic could be used for bars, pool halls and any sort of club. The point is that criminalizing gambling, drugs, and sex is imposing morals and religeous ideals which is not the job of the gov't. and if you want to lengthen the time real criminals spend in jail that quit overcrowding the jails with the victims of misguided prohibitions.
buddy b

United States

#12 Oct 10, 2008
driveby wrote:
These have been in operation for years and those who live around here all know it! I drive by them everyday to work and everyday coming home. They are always packed and everyone knows what goes on in these buildings. Why did it take so long for this to happen? I know they have been shut down before but they keep reopening.
They reopen when they catch up on their back payments to the sheriff's office
Native Texan

United States

#13 Oct 10, 2008
If Texas would legalize casino gambling, this wouldn't happen and we could keep gambling funds here instead of across the borders of Louisiana, Oklahoma or even Vegas. One perfect spot to have a casino would be Reunion Arena...but that might make sense!!!!!

Since: May 08

El Segundo, CA

#14 Oct 10, 2008
Yep. These folks are a real threat to my family and I, a real menace to society. I know I sure will sleep better tonight knowing that they are off of the streets.
concerned person

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Oct 10, 2008
If the media wanted a real story about illegal game rooms and the Sheriff's Dept; then start asking around about the Sheriff's wife that owns and operates one. Hearsay maybe; but maybe not. The Tarrant County Sheriff's Dept could keep them closed but they don't. They only do busts when they can look good in the eyes of the media and that means looking good in the eyes of their bosses. It's not about crime....it's perception. All those game rooms will be open in a week or two. and they'll bust one or two more in a few months. The Sheriff's Dept knows what to do to stop them and who to go after but they don't. It doesn't take the Sheriff's dept to figure that out. I'm not in favor of big casinos in Texas but legalize eight liners (paying cash) and make them pay taxes and give them rules to follow and everybody is happy. The state is missing HUGE profits for kids and schools by not letting them be a part of commerce.
Leanne

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Oct 11, 2008
As a worker at a gameroom it is kinda funny that I see many of Fort Worth Police officers enjoying themselves at the gamerooms for enjoyment only...who is the sheriff again and who is the guy on t.v. and why are they saying they are commiting malicious offenses? Are they tying someone down and raping them? Holding a gun to their head maybe? Or are they just paying them in cash oops sorry I got confused on what a malicious offense meant...didn't know paying someone in cash was considered a malicious event...I see these cops parked outside all the time they know what goes on. It is about time and convience. I know damn well they found more the $40,000 and the cops do too, cause they pocketed the rest dirty cops they are every where got to hate them but they love the gamerooms. bastards.
How Sad

United States

#17 Oct 11, 2008
Some of you sound like a spoiled child who got caught doing something he wasn't supposed to be doing and then saying "but he did it and didn't het in trouble..." Grow up. It's the LAW, not the "suggestions." It is illegal in Texas and if you got caught or you place of gambling got caught so what. You/They were wrong. You never know when that may happen but the chance is always there. The same goes for speeding, running a light, failure to yield - some get caught and some don't. Quit griping and complaining. If you want to gamble then go where it's legal. Oklahoma is very close as is Louisiana. Or spend all of your new free time working to make your pasttime LEGAL. And your arguement about the education system benefitting from the revenue is just a complete joke. Do a little research to see how much schools get from the lottery - not worth the paper to write a check. Now THAT'S what should be illegal!!!!
Dead-Bodies

Richardson, TX

#18 Oct 11, 2008
How Sad wrote:
And your arguement about the education system benefitting from the revenue is just a complete joke. Do a little research to see how much schools get from the lottery - not worth the paper to write a check. Now THAT'S what should be illegal!!!!
The Texas Lottery is nothing more than a tax on the uneducated.
T BONED

United States

#19 Oct 11, 2008
THE LOTTERY IS JUST ANOTHER PACK OF LIES THE POLITICIANS TOLD US TO PASS A LAW THAT IS SOMETHING IT WASNT PORTRAYED AS,A TAX BASE.THE FUNDS REALLY GO INTO A GENERAL REVENUE FUND THAT THEY OBVIOUSLY DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH.INCLUDING STEAL...
bob

United States

#20 Oct 11, 2008
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