Posts Tagged ‘police’
A Fort Worth man says nearly a full minute of jolts from a police Taser have left him permanently — and perhaps fatally — damaged.
When this story went to press, Steve Steen was still alive. But with a heart that’s functioning at roughly 10 percent of normal capacity, he’s barely hanging onto life these days.
Stepping off the curb earns a reporter eight years of threats but no day in court.
Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox.
The Mansfield mayor’s sex-offender crusade keeps getting punctured.
Fort Worth’s suburban cities seem to have a real penchant for wacky political melodrama — dirty movie wars in Kennedale, endless infighting in White Settlement, an old-folks’ uprising in Haltom City.
Abuses by law enforcement are giving Johnson County a black eye.
When Patsy Keifer got busted for DWI while sitting at the side of a country road in her broken-down Chevy pickup, it didn’t surprise her.
And why have Mexican and U.S. authorities allowed those who shot an American journalist to go free?
OAXACA — Those of us who report from the front lines of the social justice movement in Latin America share an understanding that it’s always possible there are bullets out there with our names on them. Brad Will traveled 2,...
The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths.
When Waxahachie police officers burst into Allen Nelms’ house in the early hours of April 28, they found him in his bedroom.
A local theater troupe uses the stage to spotlight a grave south-of-the-border injustice.
Touring productions of theatrical staples such as Camelot and Sweet Charity guarantee that local ticketbuyers will always be able to escape the daily grind, even if only momentarily. Nothing wrong with that. We all need happy d...
Corruption and despair — not enemy weapons — took a top-ranking Texan’s life in Iraq.
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw.
Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.
As Taser-related deaths mount, so do legal challenges and citizen protests.
Deaths in Texas following the use of Tasers by police are continuing to mount — and so are the legal, medical, and citizen-group challenges to use of the 50,000-volt weapons.