Activists say the city can’t yet claim that “Black Austin Matters,” given its record, and that’s why they painted the street installation.
"We need to have a good cry," Smith says. "Then I want us to hit the streets and demand real, systemic change."
“There Are No Checks and Balances”: Two Texas Criminal Justice Experts on the Fight for Police Reform
Scott Henson and Chas Moore have been working for years to stop police brutality. They say that sweeping, systemic change is needed.
‘How Can They Expect Peace When They Won’t Give Us Peace’: A Weekend of Demonstrations in Dallas Over Police Killings
Protesters took to the Dallas streets, joining nationwide demonstrations over the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
The details continue to come out, the story looks bad on the surface.
Brian T. Encinia, the police officer who arrested Sandra Bland, has been charged with perjury—and that’s likely to be the extent of the criminal justice system’s involvement in the case.
After an incident last week saw several young black people on Sixth Street punched by police, the question of who’s allowed to misbehave in Austin’s bar district is especially relevant.
The last few days of the life of Sandra Bland tell us things about ourselves, and the culture we’ve built, that we’d rather not know.
The purported suicide of Sandra Bland in Waller County jail has taken some new turns.
A mounted police officer grabs the camera of a man filming a tense incident on Sixth Street, and a fellow officer steps in to shoot a stream of pepper spray into the man’s face. But how many videos of police behaving badly can we handle?
The viral story of a pool party in McKinney became the latest flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about police and race in America.
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.
Injustice Everywhere readers rated more than eighty police brutality videos, and coming in at number five was a tape of the Houston Police Department stomping and beating a teen burglary suspect.
Nearly three years after attorney Steve Davis’ body was found, his family still doesn’t know how he died. Thanks to an out-of-court settlement with Comanche County, they probably never will.
Soon there won’t be anyone left who wants to be a cop.
Houston police said they shot Randy Webster because he pointed a gun at them. Randy’s father set out to prove they were lying.
If you ever go to Houston, you’d better walk right. You’d better not gamble, and you’d better not fight.