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Man Throws Chainsaws At Cops During High Speed Chase

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) -- Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforc...

I Could Have Been Sandra Bland

Leighann Lord | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices
Leighann Lord

In a society that loves to blame the victim I have no choice but to err on the side of my safety. I'm not saying all bored cops are bad cops but why would I take the chance?

Texas Police Officers Shut Down Girls' Lemonade Stand Because They Didn't Have A Permit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.11.2015 | Crime

When life gives you lemons -- quick, hide them from the cops! Police in Overton, Texas, shut down a lemonade stand on Monday, because the two young...

Joe Scarborough On Texas Pool Party: 'Who Trains These Cops?'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough spoke out passionately Tuesday morning against the Texas police officer who was caught on video pulling a gun on a group of un...

Texas Cop Knocks Allegedly Drunk Woman Out In Front Of Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

A Texas police officer was following protocol Tuesday when he was caught on video throwing a drunk woman to the ground, knocking her unconscious, his ...

Texas Cop Asked To Sniff Feet Of Suspect: DA

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weird News

Authorities in Harris County, Texas, are raising a stink over a school police officer who allegedly offered to let a suspect off the hook if she would...

San Antonio Gave 12,000 Citations To Homeless People In Less Than 2 Years

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

San Antonio has no qualms with issuing hefty fines to its poorest residents. The city's police department gave out more than 12,000 citations to h...

Michael McLaughlin

Police Raiding Homes Without Knocking Puts Lives At Risk: Rights Group | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

Police across Texas often violate the Constitution and put the lives of officers and civilians at risk by entering homes unannounced, a civil rights g...

In A Scene Straight Out Of 'Minority Report,' Police Are Now Getting Warrants Before Crimes Are Even Committed

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

In a scene straight out of "Minority Report," cops in one Texas county are now getting warrants before crimes are even committed. The Dallas Observ...

Cop Shoots Therapy Dog While Serving Warrant At Wrong House

Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

A police officer in Texas is under review for firing a bullet into the back of a 3-year-old trained therapy dog. “This dog wasn't after him. Thi...

Police Find 7 Dead In Apartment On Christmas

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they wer...

Mother Jones: Texas Police Arrest Minorities For Drinking In Bars

Mother Jones | Adam Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LATE ON A BALMY Saturday night last June, six Fort Worth cops and two officers from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission went looking for trouble. ...