Such a weird story. City council tells cops they won't pay for testing needed to prosecute low-level pot possession. @Chief_Manley first said @Austin_Police would keep arresting anyway, but now flip flops. Is there any wonder why the #atxcouncil expressed "no confidence" in him? https://twitter.com/MichaelFCrowley/status/1279422458500648967
Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for possessing small amounts of marijuana
The decision is a sensible move, but lags Austin City Council instructions, which were ignored, by several months.
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/02/austin-police-marijuana-decriminalization/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social via @TexasTribune
If you’re newsroom is here to get the first scoop, then you’re not here to do the work. Screw looking glossy. People’s live are literally in danger.
Talk to these communities. Figure out how to get essential information to them and not just from them.
Love this interactive budgeting tool from @AtxJustice for citizens to move money around departments of the city budget to decide how they would spend it. More newsrooms should create tools like this when covering local budgets: https://austinjustice.abalancingact.com/wefund_community_budgeting
Did you know that during this global pandemic and national uprising, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) will be interviewing and selecting a new superintendent to lead the district by August 31, 2020?4
Justice For Gerald: Gerald was a protester during the Austin Texas George Floyd protest, Gerald is facing trumped up and false charges (3 felonies) (4 misdemeanors) and needs help paying the legal fees to fight the case. https://www.gofundme.com/f/223bv6abhc?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet