Police have never been called to our house. No one in my family has ever been arrested or had to appear in court, nor have we ever had a disagreement with police. In fact, one of my husband’s best friends, Alberto Melis, a Cuban-born former Waco Police Chief, once babysat my daughter for us when we had a hospital emergency—in full uniform and packing heat.

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