HPD’s discipline process, having evolved over decades of negotiations between the city and police union, now functions like a modern version of the notorious “code of silence.”
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A massive new study by the U.S. Department of Justice ranked more than 350 jails by the rate of sexual abuse reported by their […]
David Berg, a veteran Texas attorney, mines the intersections of family, justice and mortality in his new book Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of […]
On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict the Houston police officer who in September shot and killed Brian Claunch, a mentally ill, wheelchair-bound […]
Polling indicates that Democrats have no lock on the Latino vote, and that control of Texas may hinge on which Latino voters show up at the polls.
As a more-or-less-native Houstonian and longtime resident now removed from the city of bayous, I take a certain rubbernecking joy in watching my hometown’s […]
Pop quiz. Which is worse: A) someone starving to death, or B) littering? If you answered B), you might want to run for Houston […]
Recently trounced Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst jumped on the PR bandwagon inviting gunmaker Beretta to Texas last week, four days after trendsetter Helena Brown.
Houston’s old DA made having less than 1/100 gram of crack a misdemeanor. The new DA brought back the trace felony, and questions about unequal enforcement.
“What are we doing, uh, getting involved in surveilling HIV-type activities?” Brown asked from in front of a Nissan. “What’s, what is all that about?”