Archiv: Texas


26.08.2022 - 09:55 [ theTexan.news ]

Uvalde Class Action Lawsuit to be Filed Against Law Enforcement Agencies, Gun Manufacturer

He then listed off Uvalde ISD, its police chief Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde Police Department, the Uvalde County Sheriff, the Texas Rangers, the Department of Public Safety (DPS), and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as the law enforcement subjects of the impending suit.

18.07.2022 - 17:45 [ New York Times ]

Report on Uvalde Shooting Finds ‘Systemic Failures’ in Police Response

After the report came out, the mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, said the acting chief during the shooting, Lt. Mariano Pargas, had been placed on administrative leave and that the city had begun its own internal investigation. The city released body camera footage documenting the actions of the Uvalde officers at the scene.

The facts laid out in the report also made clear that neither existing gun laws, nor expanded background checks passed by Congress in response to the shooting, would have prevented the gunman, Salvador Ramos, from obtaining the weapon he used.

17.07.2022 - 12:30 [ San Antonio Express-News ]

In June 2 meeting, Uvalde officials painted police response to Robb Elementary shooting as heroic

“My recollection is that (Uvalde Mayor Donald McLaughlin Jr.) was upset with the way that DPS had conducted the press conferences, and they had prepared that narrative and they were going to release it,” Busbee said in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News. “And then I objected to it because … the investigation had just begun so we did not know if that was a true assessment of what transpired. There was no way for us to tell or assess whether or not that narrative was accurate.”

Busbee’s office is investigating the school shooting and how officers on the scene responded.

13.07.2022 - 10:53 [ Newsweek ]

Uvalde Mayor Condemns ‚Chicken‘ Media for Releasing School Shooting Video

Mayor Don McLaughlin criticized The Austin American-Statesman and ABC affiliate KVUE at a meeting of the city council on Tuesday for releasing school surveillance video from the shooting.

McLaughlin told the meeting: „I want to go on the record. The way that video was released today was one of the most chicken things I’ve ever seen.

Another member of the city council said that it was „chickensh*t.“

13.07.2022 - 10:42 [ Stateman.com ]

Exclusive: Watch Uvalde school shooting video obtained by Statesman showing police response

A 77-minute video recording captured from this vantage point, along with body camera footage from one of the responding officers, obtained by the American-Statesman and KVUE, shows in excruciating detail dozens of sworn officers, local, state and federal — heavily armed, clad in body armor, with helmets, some with protective shields — walking back and forth in the hallway, some leaving the camera frame and then reappearing, others training their weapons toward the classroom, talking, making cellphone calls, sending texts and looking at floor plans, but not entering or attempting to enter the classrooms.

13.07.2022 - 10:20 [ ORF.at ]

US-Schulmassaker: Neue Videoaufnahmen sorgen für Empörung

Gestern von der Zeitung „Austin American-Statesman“ und dem Lokalsender KVUE veröffentlichte Bilder einer Überwachungskamera zeigen unter anderem, dass Polizisten sich eine Stunde und 14 Minuten lang im Schulflur aufhielten, bevor sie den 18-jährigen Angreifer in einem Klassenzimmer erschossen.

10.06.2022 - 20:43 [ Reese Oxner, breaking news reporter @texastribune / Nitter.net ]

Breaking: DPS confirms to @TexasTribune that on day of the Uvalde school shooting, a teacher shut the door the gunman later entered from but its automatic lock malfunctioned. DPS is investigating why. This contradicts earlier DPS statements that the teacher left the door open.

(31.05.2022)

10.06.2022 - 19:40 [ Texas Tribune ]

Waiting for keys, unable to break down doors: Uvalde schools police chief defends delay in confronting gunman

Eventually, a janitor provided six keys. Arredondo tried each on a door adjacent to the room where the gunman was, but it didn’t open.

Later, another key ring with between 20 and 30 keys was brought to Arredondo.

“I was praying one of them was going to open up the door each time I tried a key,” Arredondo said in an interview.

None did.

Eventually, the officers on the north side of the hallway called Arredondo’s cellphone and told him they had gotten a key that could open the door.

The officers on the north side of the hallway formed a group of mixed law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Border Patrol, to enter the classroom and take down the shooter, Arredondo said.

10.06.2022 - 19:30 [ CNN ]

Uvalde school police chief says he didn’t keep officers from breaching massacre scene and didn’t consider himself the commander, report says

I didn’t issue any orders,“ he told the Tribune, though the outlet reports the chief did instruct officers to start breaking the outside windows of other classrooms and begin evacuating students. „I called for assistance and asked for an extraction tool to open the door“ of one of the classrooms where the shooting happened, he said.

Arredondo „assumed that some other officer or official had taken control of the larger response,“ the Tribune wrote.

09.06.2022 - 11:38 [ CNN ]

Uvalde mayor says he’s frustrated by lack of transparency in school shooting investigation

„We’ve asked for a briefing or something but we’re not getting it. I’ve been told they’re law enforcement and we’re not going to be entitled to it at this time,“ Mayor Don McLaughlin said at a city council meeting. „I’ve asked everybody involved for a briefing at one point or another. It’s frustrating, but again I’ve been told I’m not law enforcement, but it makes me feel real frustrated.“
He said he has asked other officials with insights on the investigation to hold a press conference, to no avail.

02.06.2022 - 15:46 [ TexasTribune.org ]

Uvalde school shooting: Narratives, and blame, shift again as dysfunction engulfs shooting probe

(31.05.2022)

In the school teacher’s case, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said Friday that the unnamed teacher had propped open the door through which the gunman entered the school. DPS now says a teacher shut that door but its automatic lock malfunctioned. Considine said DPS is investigating why the lock didn’t work.

The reversal came hours after a lawyer representing the teacher told the San Antonio Express-News that the teacher closed the door before the shooter entered the building.

02.06.2022 - 14:58 [ CNN ]

A timeline of how the Texas school massacre — and the police response — unfolded

(June 1, 2022)

11:33 a.m.: The shooter enters the school and begins shooting into a classroom, which is connected to a second class. He shot „at least“ 100 rounds, McCraw said.

(…)

11:42 a.m.: A source close to a teacher receives a text saying there was an active shooter on campus. CNN saw the text chain and confirmed the timestamps.

(…)

12:15 p.m.: Members of the Border Patrol’s tactical unit, BORTAC, arrive on scene, McCraw said.

(…)

12:50 p.m.: Law enforcement breach the locked classroom door using keys from a janitor, McCraw said. They shoot and kill the suspect.

28.05.2022 - 06:09 [ Texas Tribune ]

Gov. Greg Abbott says he was misled about poor police response to Uvalde shooting

“I am livid about what happened,” Abbott said during a news conference in Uvalde, the site of the shooting where a gunman killed 19 students and two adults Tuesday. “The information I was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate, and I am absolutely livid about that.”

In his first news conference after the shooting, Abbott had praised how police handled the shooting, applauding their „amazing courage.“

28.05.2022 - 06:04 [ associated press ]

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

(May 26, 2022)

By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow.

27.05.2022 - 10:55 [ ZDF ]

Täter eine Stunde an Schule : Kritik an US-Polizei nach Amoklauf in Texas

Darüber, wie genau sich die Tat abgespielt hat, hatte es in den vergangenen Tagen widersprüchliche Angaben von der Polizei gegeben. Zunächst hieß es, der Schütze sei bereits vor der Schule von einer Sicherheitskraft konfrontiert worden. Das bestätigte Escalon nun nicht. Stattdessen konnte der 18-Jährige ungehindert durch eine unverschlossene Tür in die Schule laufen.

Bei der Pressekonferenz am Donnerstag gerieten die Behörden unter Rechtfertigungsdruck. „Warum klären Sie das nicht auf und erklären uns, wie es sein kann, dass Ihre Beamten eine Stunde lang drin waren (…), aber niemand in der Lage, in diesen Raum zu gelangen?“, fragte ein Journalist.

25.05.2022 - 12:32 [ KPIX CBS SF Bay Area / Youtube ]

Bay Area districts express grief, increase patrols following massacre at Texas elementary school

School officials across the Bay Area expressed sorrow and extra patrols are planned in the wake of a massacre at a Texas elementary school where 19 students were killed. Sara Donchey reports. (5/24/22)

25.05.2022 - 11:59 [ WashingtonExaminer.com ]

Arizona Democrat drops f-bombs on ‚baby killer‘ Ted Cruz for dismissing gun control

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a potential challenger to centrist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, criticized Cruz as a hypocrite for identifying himself as an anti-abortion lawmaker and pushing for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortions nationwide, but not taking more steps to fight mass shootings.

25.05.2022 - 11:24 [ PublicRadioTulsa.org ]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, endorsed by Trump, wins Republican primary

Incumbent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has won the Republican primary over George P. Bush, the Texas General Land Office commissioner, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

07.11.2021 - 09:32 [ Attorney General Ken Paxton / Twitter ]

Yesterday, I sued the Biden Admin over its unlawful OSHA vax mandate. WE WON. Just this morning, citing “grave statutory and constitutional issues,” the 5th Circuit stayed the mandate. The fight is not over and I will never stop resisting this Admin’s unconstitutional overreach!

07.11.2021 - 09:24 [ FoxBusiness.com ]

Federal court of appeals issues temporary halt to Biden vaccine mandate

A federal court issued Texas a temporary victory in its lawsuit against the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate issuing a stay on the controversial federal government regulation in Texas.

13.10.2021 - 08:16 [ Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas ]

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity, Adds Issue To Special Session Agenda

October 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation.

13.10.2021 - 08:13 [ ValleyCentral.com ]

‘Must always be voluntary’: Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandates

The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or test weekly for the coronavirus. Several major companies, including Texas-based American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, have said they would abide by the federal mandate.

13.10.2021 - 08:10 [ the Hill ]

Texas governor opens new front on vaccine mandates

Abbott’s move is an escalation in the Republican battle against vaccine mandates, something that many public health experts view as a key tool in the fight against the pandemic, given that voluntary efforts like incentives have hit their limits. The politicization of vaccine mandates could also undermine vaccination efforts even for other diseases, some experts warn.

13.10.2021 - 07:53 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Vaccine Mandate Madness

Biden’s needless order is hurting workers and feeding polarization.

12.10.2021 - 11:32 [ Fox News ]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans ‚any entity‘ from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

„The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,“ Abbott said in a press release Monday.

Abbott’s executive order prohibits „any entity“ in the state from compelling an individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine „who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience.“

12.10.2021 - 11:30 [ ORF.at ]

Gouverneur von Texas erklärt Impfpflicht für ungültig

Abbotts Regierung erklärte nun, dass „keine Einrichtung in Texas“ eine CoV-Impfung von Angestellten oder Kunden verlangen dürfe, wenn diese eine Impfung aus „persönlichen Gewissensgründen, aufgrund einer religiösen Überzeugung oder aus medizinischen Gründen“ ablehnen.

04.11.2020 - 20:34 [ Wikipedia ]

Hart InterCivic

Hart InterCivic Inc. is a privately held United States company that provides election technologies and services to government jurisdictions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hart products are used by hundreds of jurisdictions nationwide, including counties in Texas, the entire states of Hawaii and Oklahoma, half of Washington and Colorado, and certain counties in Ohio, California, Idaho,[1] Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.[2]

Hart entered the elections industry in 1912, printing ballots for Texas counties.

24.10.2020 - 10:21 [ Politico ]

Biden’s oil slip gives Trump campaign hope in Pa., Texas

Both 2020 candidates have lavished attention to the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, the likely tipping-point state in the Electoral College.

24.10.2020 - 10:12 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments

Campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters they would “put the nail in the coffin” for Biden in Pennsylvania, and possibly Ohio and Minnesota.

Biden and Trump are also locked in a tight race in Texas, a state Democrats have long dreamed of taking but one in which the comments could prove damaging.

24.10.2020 - 00:28 [ Xinhuanet ]

Chinese-owned Surge Energy expands oil field business in U.S. Texas

Surge Energy currently has about 93,000 net acres of land lease rights and more than 700 producing wells in the Permian Basin in western Texas and eastern New Mexico, the largest source of shale oil production growth in the United States.

20.10.2020 - 15:00 [ theHill.com ]

Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), whose 2018 Senate campaign was credited with a massive surge in turnout across the state, on Sunday called for former Vice President Joe Biden to visit Texas.

„Texas could win this for Biden and end the nightmare on election night. Texans are doing their part. We’d sure like to see @JoeBiden visit us and spend more resources here,“ wrote O’Rourke on Twitter.

20.10.2020 - 14:57 [ Newsweek.com ]

Joe Biden Narrowly Leads Donald Trump in New Texas Presidential Poll

When the poll only included those who were certain, Trump had a slight lead of 46 percent to 44 percent. The poll was conducted between October 15 and October 18 among 933 likely Texas voters.

The poll included 180 respondents who said they had already cast ballots in early voting, which began in Texas on October 13. Among those who already voted, 57 percent said they had voted for Biden, compared to 41 percent for the president.

21.09.2020 - 12:10 [ theHill.com ]

Trump up by 2 points in Texas poll

Trump leads Biden 48 to 46 percent, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The president’s lead is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

Trump built on his slim lead over Biden, adding to his 1-point lead over the former vice president in a similar poll from July, according to CBS.

26.07.2020 - 00:06 [ Fox News ]

Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to Abbott order

Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners say they’ll open their doors and set ’em up Saturday. About 800 bar owners have promised participation, Polone told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.

26.07.2020 - 00:03 [ Dallas News ]

Group of Texas bars plans to open illegally in statewide protest Saturday against Gov. Abbott’s shutdown order

(22.07.2020)

Polone, however, is now organizing Freedom Fest in alliance with other bars and venues across the state that will open their doors illegally for concerts on Saturday, July 25.

When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers gave him the option of shutting the event down or losing his liquor license on July 4, Polone — who was broadcasting on Facebook Live — got on stage, ranted, and tore up the paperwork. Then he went outside, lit up a cigarette, and said his lawyers were ready to sue the state of Texas.

07.06.2020 - 00:46 [ NBC ]

Thousands March Through Downtown Dallas in One of Most Diverse Protests to Date

Thousands of people gathered at Belo Garden Park in downtown Dallas on the ninth day of protests in the city against social injustice.

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

03.06.2020 - 06:39 [ Charly Edsitty, Reporter for @ABC13Houston / Twitter ]

“THE CROWD HAS DOUBLED IN SIZE”: @abc13houston Sky eye Helicopter captures a huge crowd peacefully marching to #Houston city hall for #GeorgeFloyd. Thousands are still streaming in. WOW.

03.06.2020 - 06:37 [ LA Times ]

Protest live updates: Floyd family members join 60,000 protesters at Houston rally

Get live updates from Los Angeles Times journalists as they report on protests across the U.S. after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

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.