Criminal Justice

 

New Contract Could Give Austin One of the Most Transparent Police Departments in the Country

by | Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 16:10 CST
Activists are claiming victory after a drawn-out fight over police accountability, and encouraging other cities to follow suit.
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Zero-Tolerance Policies Meant to Protect Against School Threats May Lead to Misguided Arrests

After Parkland and Santa Fe shootings, schools are taking a harder line against students who threaten violence. Advocates warn that overcriminalizing behavior could backfire.

Nicolas, 12 and legally blind, was already having a rough week before he allegedly threatened to shoot up his classroom. The fifth-grader had a bathroom mishap ...Read More

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Waco Immigrant Mom Locked Up for 2 ½ Years, Alleges Sexual Assault by Guard

Estela Fajardo, a prominent Waco business owner, is stuck in a web of criminal and immigration issues that’s torn her from her four kids. Now, the county says she’s lying about sexual assault.

Estela Fajardo, a prominent Waco business owner, is stuck in a web of criminal and immigration issues that’s torn her from her four kids. Now, the county says...Read More

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