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Suspect had Hand on Gun, MN Cop on Trial for Murder Testifies

The Minnesota police officer on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black motorist testified the subject had his hand on a gun. A Facebook video live streamed by the victim’s girlfriend in the car immediately after the man was shot went viral.

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War on Police: Father of Executed Dallas Cop Sues BLM, Soros

The father of one of the officers executed in Dallas in July at a Black Lives Matter protest filed a lawsuit on Monday against Black Lives Matter, Rev. Al Sharpton, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and others charging that they inflamed and inspired a “War on Police.”

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Poll: Texans Follow Partisan Split on Black Lives Matter

Although Texans experienced together the sniper-attack of officers in Dallas in July at a Black Lives Matter protest, Texans’ opinions on the larger movement are still divided along partisan lines.

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Texas Taxpayers Bear Brunt of Sandra Bland Legal Settlement

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas taxpayers will be paying higher insurance rates because of the cost of defending a nuisance lawsuit, a Waller County plaintiff’s lawyer says. Waller County has reportedly settled the lawsuit with Sandra Bland’s mother for $1.9 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety was not a party to the settlement.

The widow of Deputy Goforth receives the flag that draped her husband's casket from Sheriff Ron Hickman. (Photo: Breitbart Texaas/Bob Price)

1 Year Ago: Texas Deputy Gunned Down In Dark After New Black Panther Chants

One year ago, Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth walked out of a convenience store to his patrol car and was gunned down in cold blood by a man who snuck up behind him in the dark. Police say there appears to be no other motivation for the shooting than he was wearing a uniform and a badge.

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Gag Order Sought in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyers who are defending Waller County and the State of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Sandra’s Bland’s mother are seeking a gag order in the case. One of the lawyers for Bland’s estate and Bland’s mother has been quoted repeatedly in the Houston Chronicle in recent days.

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Anniversary of Sandra Bland’s Death Raises Tension Amid War on Cops

HOUSTON, Texas — One year ago today, Sandra Bland died in a small county jail cell just 25 miles northwest of Houston. The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the recent Black Lives Matter protests, and the execution of five officers in Dallas, have made the anniversary date even more concerning.

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Video Shows Moments Surrounding Ambush of Houston-area Deputy

HOUSTON, Texas — Video has been released showing the ambush of the Houston-area constable who was shot on Wednesday as he was kneeling by a deputy trainee’s patrol car. The ambush occurred after a routine traffic stop in Houston’s Third Ward, a neighborhood known for violent crime. A person of interest has been questioned.

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Post-Sandra Bland Recommendations for Law Enforcement Made

A committee formed as a result of the death of Sandra Bland in a small county jail in Texas has just been released. The report makes recommendations on inmate screening, jail procedures, inmate mental health problems, and other law enforcement related issues.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as she walks toward supporters at a rally at Truckee Meadows Community College on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Hillary Uses Sandra Bland’s Mother to Court Black Vote in Chicago

Hillary Clinton is in Chicago on Wednesday to court the minority vote and use the suicide of a young black woman in a Texas jail to do so. The mother of Sandra Bland is expected to join her at the rally in a Bronzeville, Illinois, neighborhood.

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Mysterious Death in Texas Jail Under Investigation

A Bexar County, Texas, inmate has been found dead in his jail cell. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of the inmate in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center.

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Sandra Bland Special Prosecutors and Grand Jury Racially Diverse

HOUSTON, Texas — The grand jurors who are hearing the evidence in the Sandra Bland cases, and the special prosecutors who were appointed to serve in the case, are racially diverse and include two black special prosecutors, and three blacks and one Hispanic on the grand jury.

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No Indictments in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas – A special prosecutor in the Sandra Bland case, and the head of a commission that has looked into the procedures in Waller County, Texas, has confirmed that a grand jury has declined to indict the Waller County

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Thieves Steal Eight Guns from Texas Sheriff’s Truck

Thieves broke into a Texas sheriff’s official vehicle this weekend, stealing eight guns and a law enforcement jacket. The break-in occurred on Saturday while the sheriff lunched in a Houston-area restaurant.

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Christie Smacks ‘Black Lives Matter’ Radicals — Again

GOP Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie was at the Iowa state fair grounds on Saturday and was emphatic that he was not withdrawing from his position on the Black Lives Matter movement. He also said he was not quitting his presidential campaign. Christie hit the Black Lives Matter movement again while he was speaking at the fair.

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Pulling Teeth with the Office of the Texas Attorney General

Getting information from the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) about areas wherein the AG is representing the state, is as the proverbial phrase “like pulling teeth.” Media spokespersons for the Lone Star state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Ken Paxton, report that it is the policy of the OAG not to comment on pending litigation. Like the chorus of a song, this refrain has been the repeated response to any request for information from the agency. The contrast between the previous Office of Texas Attorney General, and the present administration, is great.

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Texas Street Where Sandra Bland Arrested Named in Her Honor

WALLER COUNTY, Texas — University Drive at Prairie View A&M University has been renamed “Sandra Bland Parkway.” The Prairie View City Council named the street after the woman who was arrested on that street and later died in a Waller County, Texas, jail.

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‘His Life Matters’ Photo of Texas Black and White Cops Goes Viral

A photo titled “His Life Matters” taken of a black and a white police officer at the Trinity Police Department in Texas has gone viral. The photo shows the officers with writing on their hands that says “His Life Matters” with an arrow pointing to his fellow officer.

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Armed Black Panthers March in Texas: ‘Off the Pigs’ (VIDEO)

A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting “The revolution is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!” The group of about fifteen Black Panthers exercised their First and Second Amendment rights. The group was met in Waller County by a large contingent of Harris County (Houston) Sheriff’s Office deputies.

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Ferguson ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest Blocks Fresno

On Monday, roughly 50 protesters, some of them smiling broadly as they stood in the middle of the street blocking traffic in downtown Fresno, shouted “Fresno is Ferguson!” and “Black lives matter!” to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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New York Times Legitimizes Conspiracy-Mongering Ferguson Activists

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death, the New York Times published a video in which three individuals–Johnetta Elzie, DeRay McKesson and Zellie Imani–discuss their history of Twitter activism inspired by the case.