Criminal Justice

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

Posted on · “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.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls For New Crimes, Mandatory Jail Time For Certain Offenses Related To Protests

Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.

Education News

Social Justice And COVID-19 Are Top Priorities As Prairie View A&M Resumes Classes

Posted on · At Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black university west of Houston, students will return to changes due to the coronavirus, while also addressing the wake of mass protests across the country in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and other incidents of police violence.