The state supreme court said sex offenders convicted before a 2012 law was enacted cannot be compelled to adhere to registration protocols required under the law.
Two city council members have questioned whether the gunfire-locating technology is effective in reducing crime. The Texas city has been testing the technology in two neighborhoods for the past year.
U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison says 475 vulnerable inmates at the state’s Pack Unit prison should be able to live in units cooled to no more than 88 degrees. Critic says “human beings have been baked inside Texas prisons.”
State legislator David Richardson visits prisons and finds inmates routinely without basic necessities. One warden was embarrassed about the shortages.
U. Renee Hall, a deputy chief in Detroit, will replace David Brown. She will need to address a murder rate that has risen over the past two years from a historically low level in 2014, and a department still bruised from last July’s sniper attack which left five officers dead. Last year, 336 officers left the department amid a crisis over pensions.