Posts Tagged ‘police’
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.
Fort Worth taxpayers have been digging deep in their pockets for 11 years to pay for crime control above and beyond what’s financed by the city’s general fund. Nobody forced the Crime Control and Prevention District down th...
Longhorn cattle amble up and down red brick streets under the watchful eyes of drovers. The world’s largest honkytonk is here. Fake gunslinger shootouts. Rodeos. A vintage train. Get the picture, pilgrim? It’s cowboyville, ...
Lynda Sauvlet thought she was doing something good for the community in southeast Fort Worth. She and her husband, Tom, opened All My Children (AMC) Entertainment Center on Wichita Street in the Glen Gardens neighborhood as a p...
Local police are wary of civilians setting out to help catch cyber criminals.
In the wee hours of the morning, she sat before her computer doing something that would mortify her parents. She pecked her way to an internet chat room for cheerleaders, a realm one prosecutor calls a predator’s heaven. She ...