Racism, Excessive Force, and Resignations: Will Austin Police Get Millions More Despite Its Troubled Legacy?
Right now, Austin voters are weighing in on one of the most consequential local elections in recent Texas memory. Prop A is a ballot initiative that would boost the Austin Police Department’s (APD) already-massive budget by hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years. If passed, the proposition wouldn’t just syphon money away from critical city services like the fire department, EMS, and parks: It would set the table for similar efforts elsewhere in the state. Read more here.
"There are some incredible legal problems involving African Americans and Latinos in the [redistricting] maps, so it does not appear as though those are going to be rectified, so I don’t see any way around the fact that there might very well be litigation,” said Gary Bledsoe, Texas State NAACP President. Read more here.
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