The Mean Streets of Houston

How It Really Is On The Street

Edna Velez was conducting interviews related to a double homicide. Most of the witnesses had lengthy criminal history and were involved in gangs. During one of the interviews a potential witness made the following comment to Edna when she made the statement to him that we honestly believed our client, the charged Defendant, was innocent of the crime: “I grew up on the streets and had to defend myself from others to survive. If a young guy hangs out with people like us, they are on their own… it is what it is.”

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