Many poor Texans are being short-changed on their right to be represented by a defense attorney in cases with potentially life-changing consequences.
Botham Jean’s death led to greater community oversight of the Dallas Police Department. Amber Guyger’s murder trial last month shows why that’s necessary.
Crystal Mason’s vote didn’t count. Will her prosecution scare away others whose votes would?
“It turns out that when you give someone reasonable financial demands, they actually try to meet the commitment instead of ignoring it as unpayable.”
On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against Dallas County’s strict reliance on cash bail, saying it discriminates against poor people and violates their equal protection rights.