Daily Archives: March 14, 2013

Death Row Inmate Appeals, Cites Report Showing Racial Bias in Harris County

The study found that from 1992 to 1999, Harris County prosecutors sought the death penalty for African-Americans more than three times as often as they did for whites with similar cases. Hispanics fared even worse—the DAs pushed for capital punishment four times as often for Hispanics as they did for whites.

Librotraficantes Fight Attempt to Whitewash History in Texas Universities

After hauling banned books into Arizona, Houston writer Tony Diaz brought his “Librotraficante” campaign to the Texas Capitol Thursday, to fight a proposal to count only “comprehensive survey” courses toward college degree requirements.

A Gun Show at the Capitol

There was a pro-gun rally at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Normally those events take place in front of the Capitol, but this one occurred in the basement, in Extension Room E.036 during a hearing of the House Select Committee on …