Houston police catch 14 armed robbers and looters amid flood emergency | abc13.com

Those arrested will face stiffer punishments under a Texas law providing heftier penalties during a crisis, prosecutors announced Tuesday. “People displaced or harmed in this storm are not going to be easy prey,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. Burglarizing a home would normally bring a penalty of two to 20 years in prison, but now brings five years to life. “This is the state of Texas. We are a welcoming city, but we are not going to tolerate people victimizing others,” Acevedo said.

Source: Houston police catch 14 armed robbers and looters amid flood emergency | abc13.com

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