Licata warned her that, if she didn’t pay the fines for these tickets and renew her license after paying surcharges to the Department of Public Safety, “then you’re gonna get arrested every time you get pulled over.”
That was nothing to her, Clearey responded — because she had already become trapped in a cycle of arrests.
“It’s nothing to me either,” Licata told her. “It’s job security.”Tis as true as it is horrifying that he would view it through that lens.
The Texas Organizing Project has produced a video with examples of problematic statements by Licata from the bench.