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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Something Has Changed in the Gun Debate in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has discovered a more palatable response to mass shootings, but how far beyond “thoughts and prayers” is he willing to go to curb gun violence?

Thoughts and prayers aren’t good enough following Texas’ latest mass shooting, not even for some of the state’s gun-loving officials. “We need to do mor...Read More

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A Catch-22 in the Crimmigration System in Harris County

In Houston, a lack of transparency and poor communication between immigration and criminal courts has created a civil rights nightmare and a clog in the system.

Abysmal record-keeping and an increasingly secretive immigration force have created a catch-22 for undocumented defendants accused of low-level crimes in Housto...Read More

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