Decades before the recent police violence in Memphis, a brutally beaten Latino man was tossed by officers into a Houston bayou and drowned. The protests that followed continue to echo in the city to this day.
The city’s police union sued AK-47 in 1981 for naming victims of brutality in the song ‘The Badge Means You Suck.’
At 16, Ayala was just beginning to learn about social movements when police shot him in the head with a ”less-lethal” weapon.
It’s a familiar story with an unfamiliar twist.
The young woman who was slammed to the ground by officer Eric Casebolt has filed a lawsuit against the officer, the police department, and the city.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick have a lot to say about protecting police lives—but the biggest threats to officers aren’t toting guns.
The details continue to come out, the story looks bad on the surface.
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.
One of the more tragic cases in Texas in recent memory continues its journey through the legal system.
Video footage of a teenage boy placed in a chokehold by school resource officers adds a new layer to an ongoing debate.
Transparency and action after an officer-involved shooting could indicate a fundamental shift.
Officials in Waller County say that the woman’s death was a suicide. Her friends and family don’t believe it. And there are 64 other deaths in Texas this year make it harder to trust the official story.
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 pool party incident in McKinney reminds us that not much has changed in police training over the past four decades.
The viral story of a pool party in McKinney became the latest flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about police and race in America.
“I can’t breathe.” Yet again.
After a Sunday afternoon in a Waco strip mall ended with nine people shot to death in broad daylight, people are questioning how differently the police and media react to this sort of violence when the perpetrators are white.
It’s rare for a major corporation to get involved in a contentious, racially charged political protest, but the Austin-based supermarket chain decided to take a side in Baltimore.
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.
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.