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Texas Public Radio - Racially-Responsive Strategies Needed To Save Black Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 11, 2020 - Save Black Lives

Law 360 - High Court Clash Shines Light On Virus's Threat To Prisoners

August 9, 2020 - Incarcerated populations are in powder kegs for COVID-19

The University Star - Defunding local law enforcement will strengthen the community

July 29, 2020 - Defunding the Police

CNBC News - Police try new high-tech devices to cut down on deadly force as clashes with protesters continue

July 26, 2020 - New high tech devices to cut down on deadly force

620 WTMJ - Wisconsin's Radio Station 

July 26, 2020 - National Police Reform 

Houston Chronicle

July 17, 2020 -Turnout for grand jury selection drops during pandemic

Fox TV- Dallas w/ Shaun Rabb

July 14, 2020 - Police Reform 

Houston Chronicle

July 9, 2020 -'The wave of the future': How police and social workers partner up to help those in crisis

Houston Chronicle 

July 8, 2020 - TSU center assembles group of Black researchers to inform police reform efforts

Texas Observer - Reform vs. Rebuild:  Defunding Law Enforcement in Texas

July 8, 2020 - Years of activism and a legacy of police violence are fueling demands to reimagine public safety.

KMOX - News Radio 1120 (St. Louis, MO)

July 7, 2020 - Examines specific hopes and methods of potential police reform in the United States

Houston Chronicle 

July 7, 2020 - Houston to consider $1.17M settlement over lengthy detentions without hearing

ABC13 (Houston) - Eyewitness News w/ Ted Oberg

July 2, 2020 - Call for federal probe after audit finds lax oversight of HPD drug squads

WRAL News (Raleigh Durham, NC)

July 2, 2020 - Racial bias in the justice system

NBC Chicago 

July 1, 2020 - More Americans Now Calling for Police Reform, Revised Engagement Policies

WVON - AM (Chicago) w/ Perri Small

June 30, 2020 - The nature of police reform

The Damien Jones Podcast

June 30, 2020 - Examining the bottom-up approach to police reform

Sirius XM Potus w/ Tim Farley

June 29, 2020 - Police Reform 

The Peter Boyles Show

June 29, 2020 - Police Reform from the middle

CNN - New Day

June 27, 2020 -  Taking the right steps to improve police-community relations

FOX2-KTVU - San Francisco

June 26, 2020 - Nonpartisan advisory group addressing police reform

WGN9 - Chicago's Very Own Morning News

June 26, 2020 - Examining Critical Police Reform Policies

Black News Channel 

June 25, 2020 - The Need for Police Reform 

KVON-AM w/ Barry Martin & Dan Proft Show

June 25, 2020 - Police reform followed by data-driven solutions

KSRO - Sonoma County's FM News Talk (California) 

June 25, 2020 - Texas Southern University Director Believes Police Reform Should Come From Within African American Community

The Crime Report 

June 22, 2020 - Are Americans Paying Too Much for Police?

POLITICO: As U.S. crime rates dropped, local police spending soared

June 22, 2020 - Protesters nationwide are calling to “defund the police” in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. Financial records show the opposite has been happening for years.

REFORM AUSTIN:  Will Texas’ Police Unions Help or Hinder the Reform Process

June 17, 2020 -  Comments on the need for comprehensive, systematic criminal justice reform

VICE: Police Forces Keep Saying Body Cameras Are the Answer. Experts Say Otherwise

June 11,  2020 - Are body cameras the right approach to reforming police?

KHOU-HOUSTON: Mayor Turner signs executive order banning police use of chokeholds, strangleholds

June 10, 2020 - Discussion on the feasibility of Houston Mayor’s executive order banning chokeholds and strangleholds.

Nieuwsuur - Norwegian Investigative News

June 7, 2020 - Examination of the meaning of the George Floyd protest to criminal justice reform

ABC-13: 'Police & Our Communities of Color' town hall

June 5, 2020 - The relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.

Community Impact News:  Q&A: Criminal justice research expert weighs in on George Floyd protests and the sentiments driving them

Jun 3, 2020 - What do George Floyd Protest and what they mean for police reform

KNACK MAGAZINE: The Blue Wall: How Police Culture in the U.S. Is Relegating Violence

June 9, 2020 -  The Supreme Court's role in curtailing police misconduct.

English Translation

But the biggest blockage in the system is the Supreme Court, “says Howard Henderson. "The Supreme Court has the ultimate authority on police power. Unfortunately, the Court, in its current composition, is extremely police-minded and supportive of police misconduct. That limits the possibilities of citizens to assert their rights, because the judgments of the Supreme Court apply de facto as the law. "In the present Henderson considers it composition impossible to hold police officers accountable to force. "As long as one majority of Republican judges is not in the Supreme Court change.’


Howard Henderson calls for one national register of police violence. “There is not a single body today keep complaints or reports about police officers who misbehave. Therefore, it is now sometimes impossible to determine in which police departments problems occur. "He also emphasizes the need for a national reconciliation commission. "The US government has never officially recognized that the excessive violence of police forces is a problem. Such a committee should be the first step to form to come from reconciliation. "

Houston Chronicle:  Acevedo, advocates spar over the relevance of race in past month's 5 Houston police killings

May 20, 2020 - Comments on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violent crime in Houston


February 26, 2020 - Michael Bloomberg: Who is he, where does he stand on key issues?

The Appeal 

February 20, 2020 - Stop-And-Frisk Made Michael Bloomberg A Big Target In The Presidential Debate. His Opponents Still Missed.

Alabama Political Reporter 

January 3, 2020 - Continued calls for external observers on “internal task force” on prison violence


November 5, 2019 - “It’s PredPol, and it’s going to reduce crime”: Agencies take algorithmic effectiveness on faith, with few checks in place

The Appeal 

September 13, 2019 - In Third Debate, Democratic Presidential Candidates Condemn Mass Incarceration Without Naming Its Main Driver

The Defender

September 6, 2019 - Harris County prosecutor shortage: What it means for the Black community.

The Rice Thresher

September 10, 2019 - Black at Rice: Drew Carter


September 4, 2019 - An examination of prosecutorial staff, budgets, caseloads and the need for change

Community Impact Newspaper

August 19, 2019 - Harris County to end cash bail for most misdemeanor arrestees


March 21, 2019 - Texas Southern University To Host Community Policing Workshop Focused On Data And Reform

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange 

February 27, 2019 - Jackson, Miss., Turns to Innovative Program to Lower Its Gun Deaths

Clarion Ledger 

February 27, 2019 - Could public health approach to gun violence make Jackson a model?

Houston Chronicle 

January 19, 2019 - Echoing King’s words about justice for Harris County officials [Opinion]

ABA Journal 

July 17, 2018 - Text-message reminders are a cheap and effective way to reduce pretrial detention

Houston Business Journal

January 23, 2018 - TSU to start Center for Justice Research with grant from Koch-supported initiative

Houston Chronicle 

January 22, 2018 - TSU nabs $2.7 million grant for criminal justice reform research

CJR...Turning Research into Advocacy