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Observer Podcast Episode 25: Police Brutality in Houston

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Sebastian Prevot and sons
Emily Deprang
Sebastian Prevot and sons. Prevot is one of the subjects in Emily DePrang’s piece “The Horror Every Day.”

In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Melissa del Bosque fills us in on the Los Zetas money-laundering trial in Austin. Associate editor Forrest Wilder provides a thimbleful of hope that drought conditions in Texas may improve. Staff writer Emily DePrang weighs in on a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling that a mentally-ill death row inmate may not be medicated merely to make him competent for execution. We’ll also hear how an 8-month Observer investigation into the Houston Police Department shows that police brutality goes largely unpunished in H-town.

Our guest for this episode is award-winning author and former Observer editor, Rod Davis, speaking about his review of Kenneth T. MacLeish’s book Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community.