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Hypothesis: Our Asses Are Going to Jail If We Don’t Come Up With a Quick Excuse

Congratulations, five arrestees from Hidalgo County, you're the Bum Steer of the Month.

By March 2014Comments

Illustration by Ricardo Martinez

Five people were arrested on state felony charges when Hidalgo County police broke up a cockfighting match in a warehouse outside of Edinburg. The arrestees protested in vain that their activities were not illegal, citing a section of the Texas Penal Code that permits cockfighting intended as “bona fide experimentation for scientific research.” 

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