Excited. Delirious. Dead.

Is excited delirium syndrome a medical phenomenon, or a convenient cover for deaths in police custody?

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:17:16 AM CDT


Strangest State: October 2017

FORT WORTH // When he caught a thief in his walk-in freezer, a restaurant owner slammed the door and locked him in while waiting for cops to arrive. Francisco Islas, owner of Paco’s Mexican Cuisine, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram …

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:06:25 PM CDT


The Problem with Facts

In September, a couple of Clinton campaign vets launched a new media venture, Verrit, which bills itself as “media for the 65.8 million,” the number of Clinton voters last year. Verrit produces Verrits, little picture memes with a statistic or …

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:57:01 AM CDT


It’s Time to End Austin’s Failed Experiment in Police Oversight, Activists Say

Richard Munroe just wanted to talk to someone when he called 911 at 3:48 a.m. on July 5, 2015. Sobbing and drunk, the 25-year-old Austin man unloaded on the dispatcher. He hadn’t talked to his mother in months, he’d recently …

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:27:11 PM CDT


ICE Detained a Pregnant Rape Survivor for Six Months, Records Show

Carolina Ramirez had spent three weeks locked up in a prison-like detention center north of Houston when she discovered she was pregnant. It had taken the 23-year-old two months to travel from El Salvador to Texas, a difficult journey during …

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:21:24 AM CDT


Amid Anti-Confederate Push, San Antonio School District Changes Lee High School … to LEE High School

Some two weeks after a white supremacist rally to save Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue ended in bloodshed, San Antonio’s North East Independent School District voted unanimously to remove the Confederate general’s name from a high school. On Monday night …

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:07:17 PM CDT


‘Thursday Night Lights’ Pays Tribute to Black Football History in Texas

In 'Thursday Night Lights,' Michael Hurd shows how the stories we tell ourselves about Texas football history are woefully incomplete.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:01:42 AM CDT


In New Rule, Trump EPA Allows Texas Coal Plants to Pollute Even More Than They Already Do

In a gift to the struggling coal industry, a new air pollution rule finalized by the EPA will allow Texas coal plants to emit almost twice as much sulfur dioxide than an earlier proposal by the Obama administration. Aside from …

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:12:51 PM CDT


Despite GOP Claims, an Estate Tax Repeal Won’t Help 99 Percent of Farmers

When President Donald Trump and GOP leaders unveiled the framework for their tax reform package last week, they promised to vanquish what they say is a longtime foe of the American farmer: the estate tax. Called the “death tax” by …

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 01:08:20 PM CDT


The Case to End Assembly Line Justice for Poor People in Harris County

On October 1, 2016, police arrested Andrew Goodson for carrying a knife just short of 6 inches long, a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. The next day, guards brought him and dozens of other inmates into a large room at …

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:40:52 AM CDT