Texas Civil Rights Project http://tpr.org en Texas Civil Rights Project Drawing Attention To Statewide "No-Knock" Warrant Policies http://tpr.org/post/texas-civil-rights-project-drawing-attention-statewide-no-knock-warrant-policies <p>The Texas Civil Rights Project, a statewide civil rights group, is putting pressure on law enforcement groups and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, asking them to create a standard "no-knock" written policy.</p><p>The Texas Civil Rights Project released a study this week pointing to a lack of uniformity when comes to police executing "no-knock" warrants -- when police enter a home without knocking for fear that doing so would cause the wanted person to flee or get rid of illegal drugs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:14 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26949 at http://tpr.org Ag. Commissioner Supports Court Limit On Landowner Liability http://tpr.org/post/ag-commissioner-supports-court-limit-landowner-liability <p>Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples <span style="line-height: 1.5;">has filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court encouraging them to limit landowner liability regarding accidents that involve undocumented migrants.</span></p><p>Staples writes in his brief that the State of Texas must protect policies that enable landowners to secure their land from trespassers and illegal activity without fear of legal retribution.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:37:07 +0000 Ryan Poppe 17550 at http://tpr.org Ag. Commissioner Supports Court Limit On Landowner Liability Texas Prison Unit Without A/C Now Rationing Water For Inmates http://tpr.org/post/texas-prison-unit-without-ac-now-rationing-water-inmates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A water supply shortage in the town of </span>Kenedy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Texas is depriving the local state prison of water and creating dangerous condition for the inmates and guards.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span>Kenedy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Texas, a town 75 miles southeast of San Antonio, two of the town’s five water wells broke down last week,</span>creating a water shortage for the community and is impacting the nearby John B. Connally Unit prison.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:58:16 +0000 David Martin Davies 16077 at http://tpr.org Texas Prison Unit Without A/C Now Rationing Water For Inmates Texas Civil Rights Project Taking Banning Case http://tpr.org/post/texas-civil-rights-project-taking-banning-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of San Antonio’s banning of two residents from city hall and the city council chambers are going to be challenged in court.</span></p><p>The Texas Civil Rights Project has decided to take the case of Michael Cuellar, who was banned from City Hall and city council meetings by SAPD and <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/atty/Michael.aspx" target="_blank">City Attorney Michael Bernard</a>.</p><p>Cuellar and John Foddrill, who was also banned from city buildings, are at the center of a debate about first amendment rights to petition the government.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:37:25 +0000 David Martin Davies 4861 at http://tpr.org Texas Civil Rights Project Taking Banning Case