Archiv: Texas


06.06.2020 - 22:25 [ Audrey McGlinchy, Austin's @NPR station / Twitter ]

NEW: Austin city council will vote on at least six @Austin_Police policy changes next Thursday including banning tear gas and ‚impact munitions‘ against demonstrators, banning chokeholds & reducing the dept’s military-grade equip:

06.06.2020 - 22:16 [ Dounya Zayer / Twitter ]

I want to understand how not a single officer has been charged with the attempted murder of Brad Levi Ayala. How difficult is it to find out who made the shot? It’s on fucking video.

06.06.2020 - 21:55 [ @YourAnonCentral / Twitter ]

A black 20-year-old student Justin Howell is in critical condition with brain damage after @Austin_Police deliberately shot him in the head; then shot the medics helping him.

(04.06.2020)

Resign @Chief_Manley & @MayorAdler.

#hisnameisjustinhowell #BlackLivesMatter

31.05.2020 - 13:14 [ Fox News ]

National Guard activated in nearly a dozen states amid unrest over George Floyd death

Governors in nearly a dozen states plus the District of Columbia have now activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.

States calling for Guard asistance were California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

23.05.2020 - 21:18 [ Adam Dick / antikrieg.com ]

Wird der Oberste Gerichtshof von Texas dem Obersten Gerichtshof von Wisconsin folgen?

In der vergangenen Woche hat der Oberste Gerichtshof von Wisconsin als erstes der höchsten einzelstaatlichen Gerichte in Amerika einen Großteil der Coronavirus-Bekämpfung einer Landesregierung für nichtig erklärt.

13.05.2020 - 01:23 [ teleSUR ]

Cuba Asks the US for Answers on the Attack on Its Embassy

The Foreign Minister also called for an in-depth investigation into the attacker’s connections with the Doral Jesus Worship Center, a church in Miami in which the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence came to deliver „a speech of enormous hostility calling for action against Cuba.“

27.04.2020 - 05:00 [ The Hill ]

Salon Owner Rips Cease And Desist Letter From Dallas County Judge Ordering Her To Close

“I think the constitution gives us a right to meet like this. The constitution gives us a right to life and liberty and I have a right to work,” Wayne Richard, a small business owner, also told the station.

26.04.2020 - 13:13 [ the Hill ]

Several states starting to reopen this weekend

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee (R ) said on Monday that “the vast majority of businesses” will be allowed to reopen when the state’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, and as of Friday state parks and dine-in restaurants were allowed to open with reduced capacity. Tennessee was one of the last states to issue a stay-at-home order.

10.03.2020 - 18:00 [ TexasScoreCard.com ]

Some Super Tuesday Votes Won’t Count Unless Dallas Judge Fixes Democrat Election Official’s Mistake

Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole will be in district court today asking a state judge to allow a partial recount of the March 3 primary, due to “counting errors” found days after the ballot count was complete.

In a petition filed Friday night, the Democrat official said she discovered “discrepancies” between the number of voters who checked in at the polls and the number of electronic ballots counted:

06.03.2020 - 22:45 [ Farrukh Shamsi / Twitter ]

So, #Bernie lost in Texas by a lot right? Or did he? 🤔 Final Count of Texas Delegates: 🔹 Biden 111 🔹 Bernie 102 🔹 Bloomberg 10 🔹 Warren 5 ✅ A 9 delegate difference is not significant. But the huge number of delegates #Bernie2020 gained in California was astounding.

05.03.2020 - 15:59 [ Adam H. Johnson / Twitter ]

We have an entire legal and regulatory apparatus designed to fine and sue airlines for tarmac delays but when poor people take 7 hours to vote we shrug and insist that’s The Way It Is

(04.03.2020)

05.03.2020 - 15:55 [ Christof Spieler / Twitter ]

The line at TSU, Houston, for the Texas Democratic primary, 30 min after the polls closed. The line continues inside the building. From the front doors to the voting booth took me over 2 hours in line — and nobody in this picture has made it that far yet.

05.03.2020 - 15:53 [ Ben Norton / Twitter ]

The best „democracy“ money can buy: Billionaire oligarch Bloomberg has bought—sorry I mean hired the vice chairs of the Democratic Party in California and Texas, Super Tuesday states with two of the top three-highest number of pledged delegates.

(02.03.2020)

04.03.2020 - 12:55 [ Caitlin Huey-Burns, Political Reporter for @CBSnews / Twitter ]

We talked to one man who had waited three hours to vote. I asked if it was worth it and he said yes but that it was a terrible for democracy to have to wait this long to vote in the United States.

04.03.2020 - 12:38 [ New York Times ]

Lines to vote in Texas were horrific. Poll closures were probably a factor.

(4 hours ago)

As of 1 a.m. Eastern time, some polls were still open, but even the Texas secretary of state’s office could not say how many. Only county-level officials could provide that information, the office said.

There are 254 counties in Texas.

04.03.2020 - 12:14 [ MSNBC ]

‚They must have been doing this on purpose‘: Why this man waited 5.5 hours to vote

Garett Haake speaks with a voter at HBCU Texas Southern University in Houston about his experience voting, and explained why the process took so long and how it differed from last year. Rachel Maddow responds, saying this is something „systematically underway in Texas.“

04.03.2020 - 11:46 [ apnews.com ]

Biden claims 9 Super Tuesday victories, including Texas

A resurgent Joe Biden scored victories from Texas to Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, revitalizing a presidential bid that was teetering on the edge of disaster just days earlier. But his rival, Bernie Sanders, seized the biggest prize with a win in California that ensured he — and his embrace of democratic socialism — would drive the Democrats’ nomination fight for the foreseeable future.

04.03.2020 - 06:36 [ The Texas Tribune ]

Texas voting lines last hours after polls close on Super Tuesday

March 3, 2020 10:30 PM

Voters in Houston, in Dallas and at Texas State University reported facing wait times that extended past two hours after polls closed.

04.03.2020 - 06:20 [ The Hill ]

Extra voting machines brought in as voters across Texas face long lines

Dozens of extra voting machines were sent to TSU and some other locations, though the slow pace appeared to leave many waiting or giving up entirely.

.@HarrisVotes has sent out 68 extra Democratic machines to locations.

04.03.2020 - 03:39 [ USA Today ]

Long lines reported at poll locations in Texas, California

„These closures and delays led to extended wait times for voters,“ she said. „In addition, the secretary of state’s website, which is used for checking voter registration was down for a large period of the day.“

01.03.2020 - 03:46 [ CNN ]

CNN polls: Bernie Sanders holds big leads in California and Texas ahead of critical Super Tuesday vote

Decisive wins for a single candidate in California and Texas — states which will award more than 600 of the 1,991 delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination — could change the tenor of a race that has at times seemed headed for a protracted fight.

23.02.2020 - 15:13 [ Coastkid / Twitter ]

TOTALLY INSPIRING speaker from #BlackLivesMatter supporting #Bernie following his Nevada win. LISTEN!!! in San Antonio,TX. LISTEN!!!

#BernieWinsNevada #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Bernie2020

23.02.2020 - 14:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable. Together, let’s win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio:

15.02.2020 - 02:31 [ The Hill ]

Sanders jumps to first among Dems in Texas, Trump still leads top contenders: poll

Sanders received 24 percent of the vote from potential Democratic primary voters, a jump from 12 percent in the same poll in October. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the October leader in the poll, was in second place with 22 percent of the vote, which falls inside the margin of error, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) remained in third place with 15 percent.

30.01.2020 - 15:43 [ The Hill ]

Poll finds Sanders faring best against Trump in Texas

So, while the other three Democrats tested — Biden, Warren and Buttigieg — split that vote about 60-40 in their favor, Sanders beats Trump 70 to 30 among voters 18 to 29 years old.”

Independent voters are also a strength for Sanders in Texas, Blank said. He was the only one of the four candidates to beat Trump among independents.

“[W]hile all three Democrats, aside from Sanders, lost independents to Trump in this poll, basically 60 to 30 or so with the rest of them unsure, Sanders is actually ahead of Trump with independents, 44 to 41,” he added.

03.07.2019 - 12:53 [ Boston Globe ]

Immigrant detention centers are ‘betrayal of our values,’ says Kennedy

In a visit to Border Patrol Station No. 1 in El Paso, Kennedy said he saw detainees kept in jail-like conditions. He was among the lawmakers who spoke to a group of 13 women from Cuba who had tried to enter the United States to seek asylum, but were detained by federal officials.

Those women began crying when they spoke, he said.

03.07.2019 - 12:39 [ Saikat Chakrabarti ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine all your hateful trolls online, but with guns. Imagine walking into a fenced area full of them. No exit. You don’t get to take any cameras or phones with you. And those trolls with guns? They’re the ones in charge of protecting you. That’s what @AOC faced today.

03.07.2019 - 12:36 [ Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Do not miss the racist, sexist slurs @RashidaTlaib @RepEscobar @AOC @AyannaPressley and others face for doing their jobs. Nor the fact that they continue to fight like hell anyways.

03.07.2019 - 12:11 [ Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Spent the morning in TX at Clint and El Paso detention facilities. Big takeaways — 1) @CBP was very resistant to Congressional oversight. They tried to restrict what we saw, take our phones, block photos and video. Atmosphere was contentious and uncooperative.

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 12:07 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Ocasio-Cortez visits border facility: ‚I was not safe‘

(01.07.2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed on the conditions within a Texas facility used to detain immigrants after she toured the facility with a group of lawmakers

03.07.2019 - 11:52 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as “psychological warfare” – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc. Tell me what about that is due to a “lack of funding?”

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 11:40 [ Judy Chu, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

„If you want water, just drink from a toilet.“ That’s what border patrol told one thirsty woman we met on today’s #DemsAtTheBorder trip. These are the same CBP personnel who threatened to throw burritos at members of Congress. Changes must be made. #DontLookAway

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 11:36 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 11:32 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Report of cruel and lewd posts in border agent Facebook group sparks investigation

(01.07.2019)

US Customs and Border Protection officials say they are investigating „disturbing social media activity“ after a published report of a closed Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that reportedly features jokes about migrant deaths, derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers and a lewd meme involving at least one of them.

03.07.2019 - 11:18 [ Texas Tribune ]

Members of Congress visit migrant detention centers in Texas hours after report revealed offensive comments by Border Patrol agents

(01.07.2019)

The posts sparked special outrage among a delegation of more than a dozen House members who had just started a tour of federal immigration facilities in Southwest Texas when ProPublica broke the story.

Some of the Facebook posts discussed throwing burritos at the visiting lawmakers, while others joked in profane language about the deaths of migrants and included a vulgar illustration of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., being forced to engage in a sexual act by President Donald Trump, according to images of the posts obtained by ProPublica.

03.07.2019 - 11:15 [ Propublica.org ]

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

(01.07.2019)

And in early 2018, federal investigators found a raft of disturbing and racist text messages sent by Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona after searching the phone of Matthew Bowen, an agent charged with running down a Guatemalan migrant with a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The texts, which were revealed in a court filing in federal court in Tucson, described migrants as “guats,” “wild ass shitbags,” “beaners” and “subhuman.” The messages included repeated discussions about burning the migrants up.

Several of the postings reviewed by ProPublica refer to the planned visit by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, including Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Veronica Escobar, to a troubled Border Patrol facility outside of El Paso.

16.05.2019 - 02:16 [ Youtube ]

Dallas City Council, LGBTQ Groups To Protest Visit From Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Another visit to the United States will likely bring another round of protests and official rebukes of far-right Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, as American activists and lawmakers opposed to his his racist, sexist, homophobic and environmentally destructive policies attempt to make him persona non grata in the U.S. Seven members and members-elect of the Dallas city council blasted Bolsonaro before he arrived in the city on Wednesday, urging the organizations behind the Brazilian president’s visit to cancel scheduled events with a leader who, they said in a letter, “represents a deep disdain for democracy and civil society.” The councilmembers urged the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth ― a nonprofit group that hosts international leaders and events on global affairs and will hold an event with Bolsonaro ― to cancel his appearance. “Providing President Bolsonaro a platform dangerously normalizes his authoritarianism and shows tacit support for his discriminatory actions, words, and policy positions,” the councilmembers said in the letter. “President Bolsonaro does not reflect the values of the City of Dallas.” Scott Griggs, a city councilman who helped organize the letter, said Bolsonaro’s visit represented “a terrible step backward” for Dallas. “Dallas is a welcoming city built on love,” Griggs, who is running for mayor this year, told HuffPost by phone Wednesday. “Welcoming Bolsonaro sends the wrong message not only to our city but to our state, our country and the world.”

16.05.2019 - 01:58 [ Granma ]

Auch New York mag Bolsonaro nicht

Wie es scheint, mag man den brasilianischen Präsidenten Jair Bolsonaro in New York nicht sehr, denn auf Grund der heftigen Kritik und des schweren Drucks musste er die Reise in diese Stadt absagen, wo er die Ehrung der Handelskammer Brasilien-USA erhalten sollte.

Wie das brasilianische Außenministerium bestätigte, ist das neue Ziel Bolsonaros Dallas in Texas, wo er mit dem ehemaligen Präsidenten George W. Bush zusammentreffen und am Donnerstag die Auszeichnung Persönlichkeit des Jahres 2019 erhalten wird, die ihm im April von besagter Handelskammer verliehen worden war, die ihn auch zu einem Galadiner in New York eingeladen hatte.

24.02.2019 - 20:54 [ Daily Mail ]

Three dead after a Boeing 767 Atlas Air cargo jet operating for Amazon Prime Air crashes into a bay on landing approach to Houston plunging more than 3,000ft in 30 seconds

According to FlightRadar the jet had departed Miami at 11.33 local time and was scheduled to arrive at Houston Intercontinental at 12.53 local time.

31.10.2018 - 00:57 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / The Future of Freedom Foundation ]

My Great Time in an Illegal-Immigrant Detention Center

All the hoopla surrounding the caravan of Central Americans who are heading north to the United States to seek refugee status has brought back fond memories of one of the best experiences of my life — a Christmas show that I organized at the illegal-immigrant detention center in my hometown of Laredo, Texas.

31.10.2018 - 00:50 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / antikrieg.com ]

Meine großartige Zeit in einem Anhaltezentrum für illegale Einwanderer

Der ganze Trubel um die Karawane der Mittelamerikaner, die nach Norden in die Vereinigten Staaten ziehen, um den Flüchtlingsstatus zu suchen, hat gute Erinnerungen an eine der besten Erfahrungen meines Lebens zurückgebracht – an eine Weihnachtsshow, die ich in dem Anhaltezentrum für illegale Einwanderer in meiner Heimatstadt Laredo, Texas, organisiert habe.