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Unarmed Black Man With Pants Around His Ankles Fatally Shot by Deputy: Video

Unarmed Black Man With Pants Around His Ankles Fatally Shot by Deputy: Video

“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.

U.S. court upholds most of Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

U.S. Court Upholds Most of Texas Law to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The law, known as Senate Bill 4, calls for jail for police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate over immigration.

Latinas lead Democratic rise in Texas primary election

Latinas Lead Democratic Rise in Texas Primary Election

Across the United States, Hispanics are expected to be a crucial constituency in the November general election.

Justice Department Sues Houston for Discrimination Against Female Firefighters

Justice Department Sues Houston for Discrimination Against Female Firefighters

Two female firefighters were allegedly subjected to sexual harassment including male co-workers urinating in their dormitory and writing sexist messages on walls.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

Supreme Court Takes Up Fight over Texas Electoral Districts

Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.

Texas Failed to Educate, Monitor Students with Disabilities: Federal Report

Texas has the second-largest U.S. public school system, with about 5 million students.

Texas Restaurant Defends 'Coon Chicken Inn' Blackface Caricature Sign

Texas Restaurant Defends ‘Coon Chicken Inn’ Blackface Caricature Sign

“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.

Cop Indicted for Shooting Black Man Accused of Robbing Own Truck

Cop Indicted for Shooting Black Man Accused of Robbing Own Truck

An attorney for Lyndo Jones said the victim “wasn’t too thrilled about” the district attorney’s handling of the shooting.

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

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.

Derick Wiley, Lyndo Jones, Officer Fired for Shooting Black Man for Sitting in His Own Truck

Officer Fired for Shooting Black Man for Sitting in His Own Truck

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.”

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man for ‘Breaking Into’ His Own Car

Cop Who Shot Black Man ‘Breaking Into’ Own Truck to Face Grand Jury

“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.

Woman Charged with Mailing Explosives to Obama

Woman Charged with Mailing Explosives to Obama

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.

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man for ‘Breaking Into’ His Own Car

Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man for ‘Breaking Into’ His Own Car

A charge for evading arrest may be revisited, according to police.

James Bradley, Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

Man Awaits Fate for Deadly Immigration Smuggling

Ten undocumented immigrants perished after being smuggled to the United States in the back of a sweltering, unventilated truck.

Dallas Removes Robert E. Lee’s Statue from City Park

Dallas Removes Robert E. Lee’s Statue from City Park

A city task force on Confederate monuments is set to give a recommendation next month on what will be done with the statue.

Mexican Volunteers Cross Border to Aid after Hurricane Harvey

Mexican Volunteers Cross Border to Aid after Hurricane Harvey

Despite “agreements and disagreements between governments,” one volunteer said, ”we are more than glad to be helpful and do some stuff to help people.”

U.S. Appeals Court Says Texas Can Implement Voter ID Law

U.S. Appeals Court Says Texas Can Implement Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court stayed a ruling by a U.S. district court judge that barred enforcement of the strict voter ID law.

Justice Department Says Texas Fixed Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Judge Throws Out Texas 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.

James Bradley, Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

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.

Texas Business Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Drop ‘Bathroom Bill’

Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Dies in Special Legislative Session

“Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief,” said an official with the Human Rights Campaign.

Texas ‘Bathroom’ Bills Stalled in Special Legislative Session

Texas ‘Bathroom’ Bills Stalled in Special Legislative Session

Enactment in Texas could give momentum to other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.

Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Reconsider Slashing Sanctuary City Funds

Judge Deals Blow to Texas Sanctuary City Law

Senate Bill 4 calls for jailing police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

Prosecutors Ask Court to End Texas County’s Cash Bail for Misdemeanors

Prosecutors Ask Court to End Texas County’s Cash Bail for Misdemeanors

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.