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Palant to lead musical concert of healing

A free concert of healing takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St.

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UPDATE: Fourth officer has died

Various news sources are now reporting that a fourth law enforcement officer has died — three Dallas Police Department officers, one DART officer. Eleven officers total were shot, and one civilian.

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Police seeking suspects in attempted rape

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who broke into a woman’s Oak Lawn area apartment early this morning (Friday, April 8), and attempted to rape her. Police say the woman was asleep in the … Continue reading

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Study: LGBT community faces discrimination by law enforcement

The study reports the LGBT community faces ongoing and pervasive discrimination and harassment by law enforcement. It comes as a federal task force issued its recommendations for local law enforcement agencies.

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UPDATE: Justice Department releases new policy to curb police profiling

Update: The Justice Department released today, Dec. 8, new policies aimed to curb profiling by law enforcement based on sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and national origin, expanding on a 2003 decision to bar profiling based on race and ethnicity. You can … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead to resign

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead is expected to step down tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11, after eight years heading the department, according to NBC 5. His resignation is not effective immediately. He has not yet named an interim replacement. Check back … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Robbery and officer involved shooting at 4807 Maple

The DPD Beat Blog provided an update to the story I posted yesterday on the robbery and officer-involved shooting at 4807 Maple. The suspect has been identified as Jimmy Cupples Jr. The officer involved is Ryan Walls, currently assigned to the Northwest … Continue reading

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Remembering John Lawrence, the man behind Lawrence v. Texas

Metro Weekly reports that one-time Houstonian John Geddes Lawrence, the “Lawrence” in Lawrence v. Texas, passed away last month at the age of 68: “In the facts underlying the Supreme Court case, Lawrence v. Texas, Lawrence and Tyron Garner were … Continue reading

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Update on Ray Hill’s arrest

As previously reported by Houstini, longtime Houston LGBT activist Ray Hill was arrested last night after a confrontation with police outside Treasures, a gentlemen’s club on Westhiemer Rd. Hill has been released from jail and posted the following message to … Continue reading

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Banks Appointed to Citizen Police Oversight Board

On Wednesday the Houston City Council confirmed Mayor Annise Parker’s appointment of Former Houston GLBT Political Caucus President Kris Banks to the Independent Police Oversight Board.  The Oversight Board provides a way for Houstonians to have input into allegations against … Continue reading

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