Patrick Michels

Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Janet Baker, joined by Houston activist Biko Gray, finishes recording the first episode of her KCOH radio show "Journey to Justice" in April. Baker's son Jordan was killed by an off-duty Houston police officer in 2014.
Criminal Justice

Make the Road by Talking

Janet Baker, whose son Jordan Baker was shot by a cop, takes calls on-air during her first radio show for those who've lost loved ones to police violence. Read More

Former San Antonio ISD police officer Joshua Kehm.
Education

District Fires Cop Who Threw Girl to Ground in Viral Video

San Antonio ISD officer Joshua Kehm had completed trainings on active shooters and gangs but hadn’t yet finished school policing instruction.

Joshua Kehm, who had not yet completed school policing training, was fired after a video surfaced showing him throwing a 12-year-old girl to the ground. Read More

Par Meng and her toddler, Peter Lien, are Burmese refugees who've lived in Amarillo for two years. Local leaders and conservative activists have pressured resettlement groups to bring fewer refugees like them to the city.
Human Rights

The Strangers Next Door

How Amarillo became a safe haven from violence across the world — and Ground Zero in the backlash against refugees.

How Amarillo became a safe haven from violence across the world — and Ground Zero in the backlash against refugees. Read More

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