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Chokehold: Is There a Difference in Criminal Justice When Policing Black Men?

Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, in advance of his lecture Thursday night (Feb. 16, 2017) at the University of Houston Law Center. Butler, a former federal prosecutor, has written and spoken extensively on criminal justice and race relations, including in his 2009 book Let’s Get Free: A Hip […]

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Houston Matters Town Hall: The African-American Community’s Relationship with Law-Enforcement

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we devote an entire hour to exploring the relationship between Greater Houston police and Houston’s black community with a number of guests in front of a live audience at Houston Public Media. We look at how Houston is faring in building relationships and bridging the divide between law enforcement and the African-American community. We consider whether Houston has the same problems as other parts of the country and what steps already exist — or can be taken — to address those divides, particularly in light of nationwide division brought front and center through the 2016 presidential election.

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Sheriff Garcia Discusses Crime and Policing in Harris County

Posted on · A little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On Thursday […]

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Sheriff Garcia, Campaign Finance and Spacing Out: Friday’s show (February 6, 2015)

Posted on · A little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored and some of the trends in crime locally. On Thursday (2/5/15), we revisited that conversation with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, and […]

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HPD Chief McClelland Discusses Crime and Policing in Houston

Posted on · A little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. Today it’s time […]

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Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

Posted on · little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

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Policing the Police

Posted on · On Thursday, Oct .24, Texas Southern University will host a community meeting called “Policing the Police” – it’s a panel discussion about police procedures. The event stems from recent articles about police misconduct published by the Texas Observer. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of the meeting, we talk with Texas Observer writer Emily DePrang, […]