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'"I'm very concerned about what I understand is very low morale among police officers; and I also have a very deep respect for the need for police reform, when you see all these young black men being shot."
– Council Member Delia Garza on finding a balance between supporting police and encouraging reform
"I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense!"
– President Donald Trump, on Twitter, in reference to Austin resident Cody Wilson’s since-stalled plans to publish (not “sell”) blueprints for 3-D-printed guns. A federal judge issued a temporary nationwide injunction on Wilson’s right to publish the instructions, which was set to go into effect on Aug. 1.
"The state laws governing what people can do after a loved one dies is pretty unregulated. You could do just about anything including shooting ashes out of a cannon or even loading shotgun shells with cremated remains."
– Attorney J. Alexander Lawrence, to the Chronicle, following last week’s trial challenging the state’s fetal burial rules
"As Trump meets with Putin, he's probably telling him 'Don't Mess with Texas, they're bigger than you.'"
– Gov. Greg Abbott, Monday on Twitter, concerning the president's meeting with his Russian counterpart, and a warning that surely was not delivered
"I'm glad I stayed long enough to be sued by Paxton. What a badge of honor! If Ken Paxton is suing me, I know I must be doing something good!"
– Outgoing Planning Commissioner Tom Nuckols
"This is not about CodeNEXT, this is about democracy."
– Attorney and plaintiff Fred Lewis, arguing during
Monday's hearing on the legality of an anti-CodeNEXT petition
"It was 21 days until I spoke with my children."
– A T. Don Hutto detainee, in an anonymous letter considered by Williamson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday
"For female victims of sexual assault in Travis County, there is overwhelmingly no justice at all, and their offenders therefore walk freely to rape again."
– Julie Ann Nitsch (pictured), Marina Conner, and Amy Smith (a pseudonym), through their attorneys, as part of a lawsuit filed against the city, county, and local law enforcement officials. See “Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors,”
"As I am fond of saying,
'This is an eight day a week job, 24/7.'"
– Council Member Ora Houston, announcing
she will not seek re-election this fall for a second term
"This is a wicked problem, but not about wicked people."
– Mayor Steve Adler opening City Council’s first discussion of CodeNEXT