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Yes, Something Stinks about the State Takeover of the Houston Independent School District
The state officials behind the takeover are vandals, disrupters, corrupters of democracy.
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Rodney Reed with his brother Rodrick, nephew Rodrick Jr., and mother Sandra Reed at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, West Livingston, Texas in 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of the Reed Justice Initiative) News
Rodney Reed Lawyers 'Relieved and Thankful' After Stay of Execution Granted by Texas Court
"Reed's execution should not just be delayed, but canceled," said Bernie Sanders. "Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty."
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Amnesty International Amplifies Clemency Demand for Rodney Reed as Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case
"Killing a person creates a murderer out of the executioner, is not justice for Stacey Stites, and deprives Rodney Reed of dignity and humanity."
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'This Must Be Stopped': Millions Call on Texas Governor to Halt Execution of Rodney Reed
"We have got to join the rest of the developed world and abolish the death penalty... A civilized society should not be involved in the murder of other Americans."
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Communities are taking things into their own hands, advocating for and winning automatic voter registration and same-day registration, upending proposed voter roll purges, and requesting absentee ballots.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Republicans, Not Russians, Threaten Our Elections
When turnout climbs, Republicans lose. No wonder they're closing polling places and purging voters all over the country.
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Texas voters could have less options for polling places if a new Republican state law is upheld. Democrats in the state have filed suit to strike it down. News
'A Stain on Our Democracy': Texas Democrats File Suit to Stop GOP Voter Suppression Efforts
"We need to fight back in the courts and at the ballot box."
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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger appears in court during her trial for the 2018 murder of Botham Jean on September 28, 2019. Views
Amber Guyger Case Shows How Far America Has to Go When It Comes to Justice for Innocent Black Victims
The murder of Botham Jean in his own home resulted in an almost unprecedented conviction of a police officer—but the case played out with frustrating familiarity.
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Demonstrators hold signs in protest of police killings. News
'Demand Justice in Her Honor': Outrage After Police Fatally Shoot Atatiana Jefferson in Her Own Home
"Black people shouldn't have to live every day with the pain of knowing we are not safe even in the comfort of own homes."
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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) News
Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding
"Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity wall," said Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "I welcome this ruling."
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Members of the public address the Dallas, Texas Community Police Oversight Board after pushing back on police attempts to silence them. News
Following Week of Unrest After Officer Amber Guyger's Murder Conviction, Community Meeting in Dallas on Policing Erupts
"We will continue to hold you accountable at every single one of these meetings."
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