Criminal Justice

Relatives Of Texans Killed By Police Hope Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Will Advance The State’s George Floyd Act

“If this doesn’t push it, we don’t know what will,” says Debbie Bush. She has been fighting for greater accountability for police violence since her nephew was shot in the back by a San Antonio officer seven years ago.


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Debbie Bush speaks at a rally to support the Texas George Floyd Act outside of the Texas Capitol in March. Her nephew, Marquise Jones, was killed by a San Antonio police officer seven years earlier.
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Flowers adorn the graveside of Michael Ramos at Assumption Cemetery in Austin. Ramos was shot and killed by Austin police officer Christopher Taylor last year while exiting a parking space.

Moving parts

“It has to stop”

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Brenda Ramos visited the grave of her son, Michael Ramos, at Assumption Cemetery in Austin.

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