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Harris County court proceedings ‘Zoom bombed’ with explicit images; sheriff’s office investigating

Posted on · Several Harris County Courts at Law experienced unauthorized screen sharing, or "Zoom bombing," in which pornographic material was displayed Tuesday during the daily docket.

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Harris County gun buybacks get nearly $1.1 million in funding from commissioners

Posted on · Up to eight gun buyback events will be held by the county, potentially starting in November, that aim to reduce instances of gun violence and gun-related deaths. They'll be structured similarly to a buyback event held in Houston in August.

Criminal Justice

Mother of teen killed in Harris County Jail sues county, sheriff’s department in federal court

Posted on · Michael Ownby faces a murder charge in the 2021 death of fellow inmate Fred Harris, a 19-year-old Houston man who suffered from mental illness, according to the attorney representing his family.