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Package Bombings: More Questions Than Answers
Rumors and research after an uneasy week
"...The three neighborhoods terrorized by package bombings still bear..."

March 17, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Black Art Matters Puts Artists of Color in the Spotlight
Austin Justice Coalition's exhibition opens Feb. 17
"...Stephanie Warren, the artist and creative director for the Austin Justice Coalition, casually tosses in that racially charged motto..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Amani Newton

Meet Your Candidates
Where to meet Democratic candidates before the March primaries
"...and national levels (looking at you, Lamar Smith). In Austin, local races are kicking off as well, and suffice..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Council parses contracts, buys CD’s, and postpones housing
"...was the ongoing fuss over new toys for the Austin Police Department, and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar..."

Aug. 8, 2016 News Post by Michael King

APD Officer Freeman Fired
Geoffrey Freeman "indefinitely suspended" for David Joseph shooting
"...Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. The city of Austin has yet to produce a disciplinary memo from Police..."

March 21, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Resources to Support Black Austinites During Police Brutality Protests
How to help and how to find help
"...killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Mike Ramos in Austin, and countless others, here are sources of support for..."

June 3, 2020 News Post by Selome Hailu

ATX Black Food Week Supports Black-Owned Restaurants
The celebration, organized by Austin Justice Coalition, continues
"...the beginning of the second week. The event celebrates Austin’s vibrant community of black-owned restaurants, organized by the folks..."

July 26, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Rallies Held Downtown the Day After Election Day
"...the Rally to Defend Democracy organized by a local coalition including Austin Democratic Socialists of America, Indivisible Austin, Austin..."

Nov. 5, 2020 Photo Gallery

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
" She wanted to ask why Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who shot Mike Ramos in late April,..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Activists Call for Heads at APD
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Sanctity of All Life?
Notes on David Joseph's death
"...These are the words of Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley from the first..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Manley Makes His Exit
Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28
"...Austin police Chief Brian Manley announced Friday that he will..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now
City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?
"...spending plan includes $11.3 million in cuts to the Austin Police Department's base budget, of which $3.2 million is..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Activists out to Derail Police Contract
Agreement hits City Council in early December
"...Disagreement was rife over the Austin Police Association's pending contract Mon­day night at the Public..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"'s nightclubs eventually resulted in the widely despised Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, a draconian brace of laws..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice
Vote delays moving forward with design for at least a year
"...100 callers, including formerly incarcerated women and leaders from Austin Justice Coalition, the Lilith Fund, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition,..."

June 18, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Do the Right Thing
"...Dear Editor, As one of Austin’s residents that asked the city to allow the existing..."

Jan. 7, 2018 Postmarks

AISD Readies for School, Sports, Elections, and Red Ink
Students go back to class and sports Sept. 8 and more district news
"...There's a new (old) CFO in town, Austin kids go back to school and sports, and the..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Will New Policy Reduce the Burden of Cash Bail?
In principle, the order authorizes those accused of most nonviolent offenses to be released on personal bonds
"...On Tuesday, the county's Justice Plan­ning staff, District Attorney Margaret Moore, County Attorney David..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

“A Bitter Pill”
APD begins life under Chapter 143
" had spent the past half-year bargaining with the Austin Police Association, it became clear that members hadn't exactly..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council and Advocates Balk at New Municipal Court Security Force
Would a proposed a stand-alone City Marshal Office be unmarshaled?
"...City Council members and criminal justice advocates were caught off guard this week by Item..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Local Leaders Unveil the Latest Strategy to End Homelessness
"No plan" no more?
"...In the next three years, Austin aims to "unlock" an additional 3,000 homes for unsheltered..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact
Why all sides are calling the four-year, $44 million police contract a win
"...Chas Moore, co-founder of the Austin Justice Coalition, thanked Austin Police Association members Chris Perkins..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Community, Policing
City, police union, activists arrive at compromise with new four-year contract
"...than a year of negotiations, the city and the Austin Police Association are poised finally to agree on a..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Life After Meet-and-Confer
City, police get ready for civil service
"...last-minute Christmas miracle, the city's meet-and-confer agreement with the Austin Police Association is dead. Over the weekend, union membership..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

New Police Chief Sends Signal With Stiff Discipline
Two officers suspended after police use stun gun on handcuffed suspect
"...Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon has suspended two officers for..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

City to Investigate Alleged Racism, Homophobia in APD's Top Ranks
APA President says he's "horrified" by the allegations
"...A complaint filed against former Austin Assistant Police Chief Justin Newsom alleges he used racist..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Tales From Early Voting and More Before the July 14 Election
Last-minute jostling before election day
"...round back in March) has attracted attention far beyond Austin, much of it benefiting Garza. He's been endorsed by..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Don’t Book ’em, Danno: DPS Backs Off on Pot Busts
State troopers take cite-and-release stance amid continued hemp-law fallout
"...can currently purchase hemp flower, at retail facilities in Austin, that looks and smells exactly like marijuana buds. Prince's..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Concerns About Equity and Worker Safety Push Project Connect Negotiations Into Overtime
Council to pass the joint (powers agreement)
"...Metro Board of Directors, and the board of the Austin Transit Partnership – the new agency created by the..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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