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Video: cops shown breaking student’s arm

A police officer in Texas has been placed on administrative leave without pay following an incident at West Brook High School. Beaumont Independent School district Officer Steve Rivers was placed on leave following an investigation of the March 7 incident that lead to the breaking of a student’s arm. 

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2 women dead: community pleads for answers with canvassing, prayer vigil

Community members in Port Bolivar, Texas are pleading for the killer(s) of a lesbian couple to come forward. 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, were murdered. Their bodies were found left next to a dumpster last week. 

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Bodies of Houston couple found dead in Texas

Two Houston women were discovered dead near a dumpster in Galveston County Texas. Deputies believe the women were murdered, and relatives on both sides of the tragedy are demanding answers. Crystal Jackson, 24, a mother of one and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, had been together for two years. They decided to take a trip […]

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Ray Jasper will die in two weeks, here’s his letter

The following letter was written by Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who was sentenced to death at age 19 for the murder and robbery of recording studio owner David Alejandro. It originally was published on Gawker, and is addressed to Hamilton Nolan a member of the publication’s staff. Jasper describes the letter as one […]

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Texas man wrongfully convicted of rape receives a posthumous exoneration, statue erected in his honor

A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted of a 1986 rape will be honored with statue in the town. Timothy Brian Cole was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being identified in a lineup by Texas Tech University rape victim Michele Mallin. He died 13 yeas into his sentence, but maintained his innocence til […]

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Justice Department to investigate mysterious death of Texas man

The U.S. Department of Justice has stepped in to investigate the mysterious death of a Texas physical therapist who disappeared late last year. Alfred Wright, 28, a resident of Jasper, Texas was last seen alive November 7 when he stopped at a liquor store because he was having car trouble. 

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Family left with more questions than answers to details surrounding Alfred Wright’s mysterious death

The family of an east Texas man is demanding answers to questions surrounding the mysterious death of their loved one, Alfred Wright. The 28-year-old was found dead late last year. A medical examiner ruled the death accidental, but a pathologist hired by the family cited severe trauma to his body. 

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community. Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” assault. Knockout is a violent game in which the […]

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On death row for being black? The case of Duane Buck

Texas’ highest criminal court rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer where supporters charge that his death sentence was unfairly based on his race. Duane Buck, 50, was convicted and sent to death row for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and a man at her apartment in 1995.

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