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Safety v. Privacy, College Suicide and The Flatlanders: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson’s nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]

Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson’s nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff’s deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss public safety measures that prompt concerns about privacy. We discuss what we as a society value more — safety or privacy — and then turn to the legal implications of these policies.

Also this hour: For college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death. That’s according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We talk about why college students are at a greater risk for suicide and how to spot the warning signs for suicide and prevent it.

And we learn about the legacy of the Lubbock-based band The Flatlanders and its members.

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