While reporting my 8,000-word feature on the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter shooting of two undocumented men over the last year, I tried […]
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In this full version, a state police officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) shoots at an unarmed truck of immigrants. Out of the three wounded men, only one would survive to tell his story.
Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigrants in the crosshairs.
With increased border militarization, South Texas is becoming a dangerous place for unarmed immigrants.
Very, very few Texans have gotten election identification certificates (EIC), the new state-issued form of photo ID for those who don’t have it—340 Texans, to be precise.
In an interview with a tea party radio show, David Dewhurst described the surge of DPS and National Guard to the border with menacing bravado.
Rick Perry announced a new National Guard operation along the border today that seems mostly intended to give him cover with his base.
A quarter of Americans will suffer from a psychiatric disorder in a given year. Should they be able to drive?
DPS has offered little in the way of justification for its big border incursion, and we’re left with many questions about DPS’ experiment with checkpoints.
Observer Podcast Episode 28: Sen. Wendy Davis, JFK’s Legacy in Literature and Woody Guthrie’s Long-Lost Novel
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