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AFF Interview: Michael Lovan Draws All the Right Cards in Murder Bury Win
Board game dark comedy rolls the dice on laughs.
"...and all those components came together - like the police car moving across the game board, the very crudely-drawn..."

Oct. 22, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

ARIC Informants Have Watched Local Leftists for Years
Secret police intelligence “Antifa affinity groups”
"...Intelligence Center, Central Texas' organizer and purveyor of secret police intelligence, uses its own bit of shorthand, common to..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Council Forum Covers “R.E.A.L. Solutions” to Gentrification and Displacement, Affordable Housing, and Public Safety
Candidates commit to addressing racial justice and equity
"...With Council's historic reallocation of Austin Police Depart­ment funds toward health and social service programs in..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Lilli Hime

Survival, and Hope in How Austin Handles Sexual Assault
As their legal battle continues, women look forward to political change
"...defendants – Moore and her predecessor Rose­mary Lehmberg, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley and his predecessor Art Acevedo, and..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

ARIC Changes Its Course – a Little – on Privacy Issues
Suspicious Activity Reports to get a shorter shelf life
"...When asked for clarification, Austin Police Depart­ment Public Informa­tion Specialist Tara Long explained the 30-day..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...shot with a so-called "less-lethal" round by an Austin Police Department officer during a protest this summer, is suing..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature

Sound Unseen Drops Full Playlist
Online music film fest adds Bee Gees, Sound of Metal
"...bout of arson and a close call with the police. A chance encounter with the eccentric Patty (Emily Skeggs)..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightstream Review: Survival Skills
Bizarro educational video reframes the policing debate
"...what it is we say we want from our police, and how impossible that is when people are so..."

Oct. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Theatre Work Puts Attendees on the Trail of Notorious Art Thieves
Hit the streets and get to the bottom of this Art Heist
"...culprits accomplished their legendary feat by dressing up as police officers and gaining access to the Gardner Museum late..."

Oct. 15, 2020 Arts Post by Gerrard Hanly

Brenda Ramos Demands Action in Son’s Killing
Officer neither charged nor disciplined in police shooting
"...The Austin Police Department has completed its part of the criminal investigation..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt
"...streets to protest the killing of Black Amer­i­cans by police and to call for justice. And art that speaks..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin at Large: Old Beliefs, No Longer True
One in five Texas voters have never known a non-embarrassing ruling regime
"...Austin City Council's "radical socialist" moves to "defund the police" amount to, and the DFP/JCI poll was fielded in..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Nostalgic livestream and rising Austin talent fundraise for the Austin Parks Foundation
"...over 13,000 viewers commented "I lost myself" during "Karma Police" by Radiohead – who shared the event across platforms..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

City Council District 6: Flannigan Faulted for Progressive Politics
Challengers run to incumbent’s right on homelessness, police spending
"...us in August that allowing public camping and canceling police cadet classes were both "boneheaded" decisions. Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler,..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Local Lawyers and Activists Come to the Aid of Protesters
A look at life after the arrests
"...is Garcia's videotaping of protesters' faces. Protesters say that police scour Garcia's feed, archived at ImHiram.com, in an attempt..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

City Council District 10: In Seven-Car Race, Alter Finds Center Lane
D10 appears most likely to end in a December run-off – predicting who will make it past Nov. 3 is not easy.
"...a budget that cut $21 million from the Austin Police Department – funds which the city will redirect to..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Police Oversight Project, a new political action committee, is collecting..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature

City Council District 4: A Council Veteran Seeks Transformation
Incumbent Greg Casar looks to continue reimagining public safety if reelected to third term
"...among Herrin's priorities are reallocating funding to the Austin Police Department and reinstating Austin's camping ban – reversing two..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Faster Than Sound: Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Cautious and cerebral ATX singer-songwriter finally releases her solo debut
"...sister, inscribed the names of Black Americans killed by police, with an armband reading "Say Their Names." Alongside selections..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...trip-hop territory, with its brooding strings and drum fills. "Police Station" evokes a march into conflict. Soundtrack standout "The..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Austin at Large: The Costly Pastime of Politics
The big bucks are rolling in to local candidates and PACs. Why, and for what?
"...donors. For most of its causes – re-funding the police, not revising the Land Development Code, etc. – that's..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council District 2: Young Progressives Square Off for Open Seat
Candidates pledge to protect Austin’s working class families in Southeast Austin
"...(Project Connect) and transferring funds away from the Austin Police Department, items with unanimous Council support that Ramos deemed..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Herb Alpert Is …
Too many filler tracks in this history of the Tijuana Brass guy
"...latter gave musickind Cat Stevens, Carole King, R.E.M., the Police, Go-Go’s, Soundgarden, Sérgio Mendes, Janet Jackson, etc., its brass-wielding..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

12 Hour Shift
Raucous and wicked organ-theft comedy isn't afraid to get bloody
"...Jefferson (a game Arquette) on the loose, an overzealous police officer (Williamson, channeling Barney Fife) snooping around, and the..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election
Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot
"..."reimagining public safety" by demanding needed revisions to the police contract and authoring the Council plan to reallocate funds..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...her website says she's "committed to fully funding local police departments," "increas[ing] border security," and "increasing the number of..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Faster Than Sound: Select Live Music Reemerges
ACL Live reintroduces in-person audiences, alongside steady outdoor calendars at the Far Out Lounge and Sagebrush on South Congress.
"...people don't just go crazy.' You don't want to police them, but I want to make sure nothing happens..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jim Cummings Hunts The Wolf of Snow Hollow
The actor and director talks bloody myths and drive-in premieres
"...in power. "It's just so funny to watch a police officer struggle, because it feels a bit like The..."

Sept. 30, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Celebration of Evergreen Cemetery
"...first major municipal cemetery for Black residents. The Austin Police Department is investigating the vandalism...."

Sept. 29, 2020 Photo Gallery

Music Rally Demands City Funding: “Put Up or Shut Up”
Thursday’s Council vote portrayed both as last stand ... and a start
"...Facebook group alone, we have more people than the police and fire unions combined,” he noted. “Musicians have the..."

Sept. 28, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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