As the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, has escalated, a Houston teen and others turned to social media to wonder how traditional media might depict them if they were shot by police.
A federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Glen Hurlston claims that the former chief of police in Princeton, Texas—who currently holds that role in the Austin suburb of Kyle—and several of his fellow officers harassed him while the chief had an affair with his wife.
Post-Ferguson, post-Eric Garner, post-Tamir Rice, relations between police and the people they’re tasked to protect and serve are especially strained—even as far from where those events happened as Texas.
After the Houston Chronicle’s shocking and revealing depiction of what can happen with a grand jury, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is pushing for change.
A Houston judge threw out the lawsuit against the state by three death row inmates who claimed that Texas was planning to kill them using unknown and untested drugs, so they’re taking it to a higher court.
Sheriff Adrian Garcia spent part of his week last week testifying before the Department of Justice about the rate of abuse that occurs under his watch.
It’s better to have video evidence than not, but those who present police body cameras as a solution to our national predicament involving police relations need to look at cases from Jasper, Texas, to New York City to see that the problem is more complicated than that.