Tuesday, July 21, 2020

‘We Warned Them’: Dallas Police Chief Had Nearly 700 Protesters Taken Into Custody For Blocking Highway

 Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall was on hand at the Rally4Reform to push for gun reform, at City Hall in Dallas on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Last month, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall had nearly 700 individuals taken into custody and hit with at-large arrest charges after they blocked a major highway in the city.

After blocking the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, 647 protesters were put in zip-tie handcuffs.

An unapologetic Hall said in a subsequent press conference that she was the one that made the call to detain individuals and reiterated that she “warned” protesters not to break the law, lest they be arrested.

“We warned them,” she said, FOX 4 reported at the time. “If you break the law, we will arrest you.”


  1. Zero mention of how many were prosecuted. I'm going to guess the DA dropped all the charges.

    1. Either way, I imagine there would be no mention.

  2. I'm sure he did.
    DFW is another deep blue city in the red state of Texas.

  3. Blocking the flow of traffic is against the law and it just
    infuriates me when these rioters get away with it. Yet, when
    someone barrels thru them, that person is the criminal.
    What a lawless country this has become.