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City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism
"...five months of review, the city’s relatively new Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities released its anticipated..."

April 4, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

G-Force
In its gadget-lust and obvious Transformers envy, G-Force is a loud and stupid Jerry Bruckheimer production, and its guinea pig spies are similarly crude.
"...right then and there – starting, in fact, with G-Force, a movie I had only an hour before referred..."

July 31, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

UPDATED: Austin Police Department's Alarming Use of Force Rate
Injury-causing force used in over 900 traffic stops in 2018
"...his department reported to the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement regarding the use of force resulting from 2018 traffic..."

April 10, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Air Force One
"...can all go take a nap. Honestly though, Air Force One may be the best of the lot thus..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Force awakens, and a franchise reboots
"...most anticipated (and critic-proof) film of the year, The Force Awakens hews closely to Lucas’ original trio of Star..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Comp Plan Task Force: Awry?
Council and City Management to the rescue
"...past meetings of the Comprehensive Plan Citizen's Advisory Task Force. After hearing widespread concerns, city council members and top-level..."

Jan. 19, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Anti-Displacement Task Force: Money, or Nothing
A city task force with no budget or staff?
"...At the Anti-Displacement Task Force's first meeting in December, the group of stakeholders appointed..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Acevedo Fires APD Officer for Use of Force
Officer can appeal termination
"...an officer who violated APD policies on use of force during a May encounter that began as a routine..."

Sept. 30, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force
"...Shiro Lhadatt, joins up with the rag-tag Royal Space Force following his rejection from the navy. In the imaginary..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Force Majeure
Blackly funny, yet lightly brutalizing, this Swedish film observes a married couple for whom a passing threat turns into an existential crisis.
"...But in the blackly funny, lightly brutalizing Swedish film Force Majeure, they mark the collective cri de coeur of..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest 2014: Force Majeure
Perversely funny Swedish film asks: Are you man enough?
"...But in the blackly funny, lightly brutalizing Swedish film Force Majeure, they mark the collective cri de coeur of..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Chronicle Recommends: Films With Force Awakens Cast
Catch up with the ouevre of the newest Star Wars crew
"...recommendations. To get ready for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens juggernaut, we’ve picked some gems starring cast members..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Bike Mobility Task Force Wheels Out Initial Recommendations
Street Smarts Task Force makes bike infrastructure and safety recommendations to city
"...“because I don’t feel safe.” The Street Smarts Task Force was devised precisely to address this concern, by creating..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
Absurdist non sequiturs and deadpan pauses emanate from an animated milkshake, a box of french fries, and a ball of ground beef.
"...the popular Cartoon Network TV show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is every bit as..."

April 13, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
"...people are still disappearing into thin air. The tribulation Force embark on a dangerous mission to show the world..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What the Task Force Wrought
Austin ISD's facilities review became a panic drill of cuts, closings, and contradictions
"...the report of the district's Facility Master Plan Task Force. District legal counsel Mel Waxler was wandering through a..."

May 27, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Accountable Now Launches a National Effort to Track Uses of Force
A national effort to track uses of force, starting with Austin
"...gather information from police departments about their uses of force, as an attorney with the ACLU, the U.S. Department..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Hanging Fire: The Tortuous B&C Task Force
"...of the 2001-2003 Boards and Commissions Process Review Task Force ruefully referred to the experience of serving as "a..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Tasers Helped Reduce Use of Force, APD Report Says
But critics still worry about physical effects
"...Incidents of police use of force declined in 2004 along with the number of serious..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Report: Arrests Up, Use of Force Down
While there was an overall increase in arrests made by Austin Police last year, the overall rate of police use of force declined, according to a recent APD report
"...2004 – the overall rate of police use of force declined by 4.5%, according to a report compiled last..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cool Cities: AE Task Force
Austin Energy moves one step closer to a generation plan
"...Known collectively as the Austin Generation Resource Planning Task Force, the council-appointed members spent their Wednesday afternoons scrutinizing the..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Police Use of Force Declined in 2007
The number of times police used force against Austin residents declined last year
"...Police arrested slightly fewer people in 2007, but used force less often when making those arrests, according to the..."

Dec. 18, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Excessive Force Firing
APD officer fired and three of his supervisors suspended for policy violations in connection with arrest of drunk, possibly mentally retarded man
"...According to Ellison, Griffin used excessive force on Joseph Cruz, who was passed out on a..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Officer Suspended for Excessive Use of Force
Officer Christopher Gray gets 70-day suspension for excessive use of force and acts bringing discredit to APD for his role in September arrest
"...Christopher Gray a 70-day suspension for excessive use of force and acts bringing discredit to the APD for his..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Rules for Old Buildings: The Historic Task Force
As the task force on historic preservation concludes its work, the outcome remains uncertain
"...The ad hoc city Historic Preservation Task Force chaired by Betty Baker was set to present its..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Live Music Task Force (of Millions)
There's the 15-member task force, which makes its recommendations to council this week, and then there's you – what are your plans for saving Austin music?
"...landmark week in Austin music," declared Live Music Task Force Chair Paul Oveisi, who also owns Momo's on Sixth..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Excessive Use of Task Force
Texas Civil Rights Project files a lawsuit on behalf of a Spicewood woman falsely accused of growing marijuana.
"...County Sheriff's Office and the Capital Area Narcotics Task force on behalf of Hazy Hills resident Sandy Smith and..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin Police Encouraged to Use Excessive Force?
Lawsuit: City fails to discipline problem cops
"...and Steven McCurley for unnecessary and excessive use of force that included "kicking, stomping, punching, and standing" on his..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Mayor Forms Racism Task Force
With Austin's long history of systemic racism, why did it take this long?
"...last week after announcing the formation of a task force to address the city's institutionalized racism, some colleagues took..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Developing Stories: Task Force Tango
Comprehensive planning group struggles to find its role
"...The Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advis­ory Task Force group has been slow to gel – in part..."

Feb. 5, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

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