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.