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Suits Shed Light On Alleged Baton Rouge ‘Torture Warehouse’


Schools Just Won’t Stop Policing Black Bodies

USA Today

‘We shouldn’t be shocked’: Wrong-place shootings have plagued US communities for decades


Studies Show a Need for Procedural Justice in ‘Hot Spot’ Policing

Houston Chronicle

HPD’s use of force incidents that cause major injuries disproportionately affect Black residents

USA Today

A former Colorado officer is the first to be convicted of failure to intervene under state law


Why New Mexico has one of the highest rates for killings by police


How engagement drives successful community-centered policing and builds public trust


Texas Southern University: A catalyst for research-based solutions in Houston and beyond

ABC 13

Tyre Nichols’ death shows reform is slow, but there has been progress, TSU professor says

NBC - Houston (KPRC)

Texas Southern University to develop crime hub with focus on violent crime, incarceration


TSU to launch hub for criminal justice research

Houston Public Media

Texas Southern University receives grant to become HBCU hub for criminal justice research

U.S. News

Is crime up or down? In Houston, concerns are hard to allay

Smart-City Dive

Los Angeles Moves Forward with Diverting Some 911 Calls to Mental Health Professional

The Crime Report

Rural Whites Face Same Barriers to Employment After Prison as Urban Blacks

Houston Chronicle

First Daughter Ashley Biden Speaks at Gun Violence Town Hall on TSU Campus

The Hill

How Violent Crime has Gone up Since the Pandemic

USA Today

Police Attacked in 5 States: Are Officers Being Targeted?


War on Cops: High-Profile Violence Against Police

ABC 13

HBCU Researchers Looking for Nuance Behind Gun Violence Affecting Black Men and Boys

ABC 13

Houston City Council Member Raises Concerns Over Bail Bond Debate

Houston Chronicle

Harris County Homicides Increase in 2021 Amid Similar Trends Nationwide

ABC News

Police Shootings Appear to Dip in 2021

Houston Public Media

Houston Leaders Combat Violent Crime with New Gunshot Detection Technology

Spectrum News 1

Elections Required Before Changing Police Funding

Associated Press

U.S. Cities Adding Funding to Police Departments

USA Today

Minneapolis Residents Vote on Police Reform Efforts


A Push for Equity in the Classroom

ABC 13 Houston

Proposed Redistricting is Silencing Minority Communities

Houston Public Media

CJR Director Weighs-in as the Conversation of Bail Reform Continues

The Washington Times

Reform Efforts call for Incorporating Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals into the Conversation

ABC 13 News

Deadly fentanyl epidemic striking Texans already weary by COVID-19 fight


Jackson, Miss., turns to innovative program to lower its gun deaths

Texas Public Radio

SAPD’s New Text Alert System: Transparency Or An Unchecked Narrative?

Fox 4 Dallas FT- Worth

Here & Now: National Gun Violence Study

ABC 13

2020 DHS memo revealed strain from pandemic would possibly ‘increase some to turn to violence’


Red State Police Reforms Hit Stifling Political Roadblocks

U.S & World Report

Law Enforcement Agencies Struggle to Recruit Since Killing of George Floyd

San- Antonio Current

Researcher Howard Henderson on reimagining policing in the U.S.

4 New York

Washington Governor Signs Sweeping Police Reform Measures

4 New York

Washington Officers Face Charges in Restraint Death of Black Man


Impelled By Tragedy, Police Reform Advocates Make Meaningful, If Uneven, Progress Across Region

4 New York

3 Washington Officers Plead Not Guilty in Black Man’s Restraint Death

VC Star

Calls for Police Reform Gain Traction Locally


With Slow Progress On Federal Level, Police Reform Remains Patchwork Across U.S.

Understanding Houston

With Slow Progress On Federal Level, Police Reform Remains Patchwork Across U.S.

Houston Public Media

Ending ‘Qualified Immunity’ For Police Was Key To Texas’ George Floyd Act. It Went Nowhere In The Legislature


Police Reform in Colorado

Houston Public Media

Five key insights from our webinar on Criminal Justice


As Nation Rethinks Policing, Colorado Offers Blueprint Toward Reform


Texas lawmakers aim to ban no-knock warrants


The massive slowdown of Texas courts and the impact on justice

Defender Network

This is America: Is criminal justice reform possible?

Houston Chronicle

With new CDC grant, Houston trauma surgeon to study gun violence like it’s a disease


KPRC 2 Investigates examines crime trends during Acevedo’s time as Houston police chief

The Source

George Floyd Act and Bills Seeking Police Reform Face Staunch Opposition From Law Enforcement


Entire US justice system under scrutiny as ex-officer goes on trial in George Floyd’s death


‘Stakes extremely high’ as US readies for Chauvin trial

Center for Advancing Opportunity

Center for Advancing Opportunity Executive Director Participates in Supporting HBCUs Panel Discussion

Houston Public Media

Texas Republican Lawmakers Take Aim At Local Bail Practices This Legislative Session


Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic


The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

The Crime Report

Stop Turning Your Head: Black Cops Speak Out Against ‘Blanket of Racism’

U.S & World Report

Department of Justice COPS ‘The Beat’ Podcast: Black Voices in Policing

The CW 39 Houston

$20 Million Heading To Houston Groups Fighting Racism and Social Injustice

BVU Radio

Policing & Race


Howard Henderson on Data-Driven Criminal Justice Reform

The Houston Sun

George Floyd, Policing and the Paradigm Shift

ABC 13

ABC13 hosts ‘Police & Our Communities of Color’ town hall

ABC 13

Director Howard Henderson examines voter suppression


Inaugural conference on race justice to feature internationally known scholars

FOX News

NHL, Players Unveil Series of Anti-Racism Initiatives

Clarion Ledger

Could public health approach to gun violence make Jackson a model?


Portland, Oregon Rejects Bid to Cut $18M More From Police


Mass. Senate Unveils Plan for Sweeping Police Reforms


Center for Justice Research Police Reform Action Brief: Ban chokeholds


Vaccinating the Prison Population Will Help Protect All of America

The Trace

The Trace – A $1 million grant project will explore why young Black men carry guns – USA


Is Mass Incarceration Driving Racial Disparities in the Pandemic? – Massachusetts


America’s Fragile Communities: Valuing A College Education, But Doubting They Have Access To It


5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Sept. 17


It’s a Very Unusual Situation.’ What the Motion to Release the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Records Says About the Case – USA

Houston Public Media

Texas Lawmakers File ‘George Floyd’ Bill To Ban Chokeholds, Amid Calls For Nationwide Police Reform

U.S & World Report

TSU’s Center for Justice Research creates action brief banning chokeholds

Houston Chronicle

Houston murders on the rise


City officials want to reform police union contract but experts say change is unlikely

The Washington Post

How Foreign Influence Efforts are Targeting Journalists- USA

Texas Forensic Science Commission

Governor Abbott Reappoints Dr. Jasmine Drake To Texas Forensic Science Commission


City officials want to reform police union contract but experts say change is unlikely

Texas Tribune

After a summer of unrest, Texas police are preparing for possible election night protests


Kentucky Issued A Search Warrant Reform. Louisville Police Aren’t On Board Yet

Truth Seekers

Presenting Facts and Raising Discourse


Mental Health and Police Reform: Are Intervention Teams Working?


Black Children Continue to be Pushed out of American Schools During Pandemic

How Police Reform Is Playing A Role In The Harris County DA’s Race

A Call for Change: Police Brutality in the United States

The Oscar Grant case and addressing systemic racism – San Francisco

How Police Reform Is Playing A Role In The Harris County DA’s Race

Researcher Howard Henderson on Reimagining Police in the U.S.


Robot Police Dogs Are on Patrol

Houston Public Media

Mike Knox holds edge in endorsements among Republicans running for Harris County Sheriff