First potential Hispanic fire fighter in the history of the city of Houston was originally denied a job, although he was a military fire fighter during Vietnam. He was also denied promotions and denied the right to make extra money at the Houston Rodeo, an event much treasured by civil servants.
A family member of a famous 60s singer was threatened with a shotgun, forcing her to desert her property. The man threatening her used her property as a landfill, and used racist words to describe his “meeting” with her. At the time of litigation he was in adverse possession of her property, having moved the road allowing her access to her property.
A member of the Ku Klux Klan assisted a marijuana farmer in growing crops on land he allegedly purchased from the descendant of slaves, who had purchased the land in 1896. The county, with the help of the sheriff and the district attorney, seized the property. However the rightful owner, a retired schoolteacher, had not received a single payment for her land. She was also being sued by three districts for taxes on the land she was never paid for. (Lillie Mae Paley Burns v. “Citizen”)
A citizen accused of income tax evasion and shooting at an IRS agent with intent to cause grievous bodily harm faced over 20 years in prison.
The owner of a major rap studio was accused of carrying a firearm into a restaurant. Venue: Harris County, Texas.