Kenosha officer won’t face charges in Jacob Blake police shooting, prosecutor says
Graveley said the confrontation started as a “domestic abuse scenario” involving the mother of Blake’s children, who did not cooperate with the shooting investigation. Graveley played a recording of the woman — who the Tribune is not naming because authorities have said she is a victim of sexual violence ― calling 911 to complain that Blake had the keys to a rental car, and she was worried he’d take it and crash it.chicagotribune.com
Harris County Commissioners Court approves 8 measures to reform criminal justice system
HOUSTON The Harris County Commissioners County approved eight measures to reform the criminal justice system that aids in mass incarceration and police brutality against people of color and the poor community. Commissioner Rodney Ellis proposed the reformation of the criminal justice system following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others. The proposal includes studies that could lead to reallocating the countys criminal justice budget, implementing an independent oversight board to investigate excessive police force and expanding the Public Defender Office. Data also shows there are twice as many people at the Harris County Jail as opposed to jails in New York or Cook County. When Texas reduced its incarceration rate, the crime rate also went down.