Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday's election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD's Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state house races, and the […]
Posted on · Democrat Kim Ogg's win in the Harris County District Attorney's office is Republican Devon Anderson's loss.
Posted on · Ogg won a rematch of the race against Republican incumbent Devon Anderson.
Posted on · Ogg, who lost to Republican Devon Anderson in 2014, calls for faster action on bail bond reform. She also blames the incumbent DA for a scandal involving the destruction of evidence, which has compromised hundreds of criminal cases.
Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we have been devoting time these last few weeks to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and have offered you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. Today, we conclude our candidate interviews, and […]
Posted on · Anderson is asking Harris County voters to give her another two years to implement criminal justice reforms, such as an overhaul of the bail system.
Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we devote time over the next few weeks to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and offer you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. Today, we welcome your questions for Harris County District […]
Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we’re devoting time to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and offering you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Harris County District […]
Posted on · Forty-two percent of registered voters say they support Clinton, compared to 32 percent for Trump, in a four-way contest. But there’s little suggestion of a wave lifting Democratic challengers in down-ballot races.
Posted on · Opposition to Donald Trump could tip the balance in close races, such as the rematch between Rep. Will Hurd and former Rep. Pete Gallego in Southwest Texas. But Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity is just as likely to drive Republicans to the polls as Trump’s is to galvanize Democrats.
Posted on · Last December (2015), a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand and said she would not […]
Posted on · What sounds like a nightmare for prosecutors is unfolding at the Harris County District Attorney’s office. Evidence for hundreds of criminal cases has apparently been destroyed.
Posted on · We continue our exploration of criminal justice in Harris County with the help of two guests: District Attorney Devon Anderson and Chief Public Defender Alex Bunin. First, Edel Howlin asks Bunin about some of the changes he’d like to see in our criminal justice system. Then, we welcome DA Anderson in studio to share her […]
Posted on · Rice University's Baker Institute recently hosted a conversation examining the affects of drug enforcement policies on society and looking at drug policies in Harris County. Elected officials and drug policy specialists with a background in law enforcement participated in the discussion, moderated by Katharine Neill, a postdoctoral fellow in drug policy at the Baker Institute. […]
Posted on · Attorneys for Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was exonerated of killing a Houston police officer last year, filed a request for compensation with the state of Texas Monday. But it’s not certain his request will succeed.