HOUSTON - Houston Mayor Annise Parker is a guest on this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall to weigh in on the Justice Department's investigation into the Houston Police Department. Mayor Parker says it is a welcome investigation because it will show how much HPD is doing right rather than wrong. Also topics for conversation, Houston's new found international recognition as a great city and why there's room to be even better.
The mayor uses a term everyone can understand to describe whoever left a pig at a mosque near Cypress. That possible hate crime is also the subject of our second segment.
Islamic and interfaith leaders join Khambrel to talk about the pig left at the Islamic Outreach Center near Cypress. Normally seen as a sign of hate, the leaders on Newsmakers say whether meant as a hate crime or not, it is a sign that someone does not understand their Islamic faith.
Gang membership grows by almost 30 percent in Houston! That startling number was provided by the Harris County Department of Education.
Watch Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Sunday at 10 a.m., right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.
Mayor Annise Parker, 713-837-0311, email@example.com
Mustafaa Carrol, Exec.Dir CAIR 713-838-2247 www.cairhouston.org
Deacon Sam Dunning, Archdiocese Galveston/Houston 713-659-5461, www.archgh.org
Imam Fahad Tasleem, Resident Imam Islamic Outreach Center- Cypress, 713-261-4512 www.ICNAhouston.org
C.O. Bradford, Houston Council Member, At-Large Position 4 , 832-393-3012, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Caruthers, PhD, , Harris County Department of Education , 713-694-6300, www.hcde-texas.org
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