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“You could have clearly Tased him. He wasn't trying to hit you. He wasn't trying to shoot you. He wasn't trying to do anything,” said the victim’s sister.
The law, known as Senate Bill 4, calls for jail for police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate over immigration.
Across the United States, Hispanics are expected to be a crucial constituency in the November general election.
Two female firefighters were allegedly subjected to sexual harassment including male co-workers urinating in their dormitory and writing sexist messages on walls.
At best, she will serve probation.
Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.
Texas has the second-largest U.S. public school system, with about 5 million students.
“Aunt Jemima, mammies, and lots of other Black collectibles are highly sought after, as is Americana collectibles with white characters,” owners of Cook’s Garage said in a Facebook post.
An attorney for Lyndo Jones said the victim “wasn’t too thrilled about” the district attorney’s handling of the shooting.
The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city.
Tweet from Jones family attorney: “If #LyndoJones shot an off duty cop multiple times in the back, there would be no BREAKING NEWS about him being fired from his job while the @Dallas_DA awaits a decision from the GJ. He would’ve been arrested & charged (if he survived the arrest). #equalprotection #waronbadcops.”
“Lyndo Jones is a hard-working father of two young daughters who was profiled by a stranger and shot by Officer Wiley for no reason at all,” an attorney for the victim said.
Julia Poff was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal counts.
A charge for evading arrest may be revisited, according to police.
Ten undocumented immigrants perished after being smuggled to the United States in the back of a sweltering, unventilated truck.
A city task force on Confederate monuments is set to give a recommendation next month on what will be done with the statue.
Despite “agreements and disagreements between governments,” one volunteer said, ”we are more than glad to be helpful and do some stuff to help people.”
A federal appeals court stayed a ruling by a U.S. district court judge that barred enforcement of the strict voter ID law.
Changes to the law, which was backed by the Trump administration, were meant to make it less discriminatory but did not accomplish this goal, the judge ruled.
The incident was one of the deadliest cases of immigrant smuggling in recent U.S. history and brought renewed attention to the dangers of human trafficking.
“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.
Enactment in Texas could give momentum to other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.
Senate Bill 4 calls for jailing police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.
The amicus brief, joined by the sheriff of Harris County, said defendants who stay in jail because they cannot afford bail risk losing their jobs and homes for crimes such as traffic violations.