From Texas Standard:There was anexecution-style murderof a Houston deputy last week.Two days later, an off-duty officer in Abilene wasfound dead at his home. It was ruled a homicide.An Mp3 version of the story.
An abortion rights group representing clinics in Texas has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its lawsuit against the state's admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center laws. Nancy Northup with the Center for Reproductive Rights said it’s clear the state’s 2013 law was intended to close clinics.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says a second video of deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show him carrying what investigators believe was a knife.
Pamerleau told reporters at a Wednesday news conference that the video has been forwarded to the state crime lab to see if the footage can be blown up and slowed down. She says investigators believe 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was holding a knife when he raised both arms.
After reviewing footage of a man shot to death by Bexar Country sheriff deputies, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says it’s hard to dispute the man’s hands were in the air when he was shot.
When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Gilbert Flores’ home, based on his behavior, officers believed Flores had intended to have deputies shoot him, as indicated by 911 audio between dispatchers and emergency responders:
Bexar County Dispatcher: “Yeah that is affirmative, he’s threatening suicide by cop, so make sure you stand down.”
Talking to members of the San Antonio six-piece band fishermen, it’s clear the guys aren’t fooling around. Of all the groups that came to our studios this summer for our “Back 40” live music project, they’re the only ones that brought their manager along. That they even have a manager is also telling.
“When did we not need a manager?” jokes bass player Roy Scavone.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invited government, faith, and community members together today for a conversation about hate speech.
TPR’s Eileen Pace reports the anti-Semitic drawings in the neighborhood near Rodfei Sholom in mid-August captured the attention of not only San Antonio but people across the country.
More than one member of the community today remarked on the fact that the hateful event brought the community together in such a positive way. Two hundred guests packed the Pearl Stable today to have the conversation about preventing hate speech.