Editors Note: This column was published in 2016 prior to the city council's vote for the SAPOA contract. The final vote of the City Council approved the contract (9-2) with the two dissenting votes cast by Ron Nirenberg (D8) and Rey Saldaña (D4). NOWCastSA was at the protest and rally that occurred a day before the vote and captured video and photos of the participants.
Written by Mike Lowe on Sep 8 2016 - 1:14pm
Gov. Greg Abbott appoints officer indicted for misconduct during George Floyd protests to police regulatory agency
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 8 2022 - 11:18am
By Jolie McCullough and Jaden Edison, The Texas Tribune Aug. 5, 2022 Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed an indicted Austin police officer accused of using excessive force during 2020 protests to Texas’ regulatory law enforcement agency.
Uvalde’s “back-the-blue” values collide with outrage over police response to Texas’ worst school shooting
Written by Texas Tribune on May 31 2022 - 1:30pm
By Jason Beeferman, The Texas Tribune UVALDE — As in many small Texas towns, law enforcement officers here eat free at local taquerias on some days and get complimentary haircuts at neighborhood salons on others. Residents say increased activity from cartels trafficking drugs across southwestern Texas has made them increasingly reliant on Border Patrol and the county sheriff’s department for safety.
Written by Daniel Serna on Mar 6 2017 - 12:24pm
Nineteen year old student Josue Romero, an undocumented immigrant supported by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Educational and Legal Services (RAICES) organizattion awaited Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar with a
Written by Daniel Serna on Feb 22 2017 - 10:37am
The refugee assistance group Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Texas is collecting petition signatures asking Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar to reject a federal government request for his deputies enforce the 287(g) section
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 16 2017 - 4:26pm
Immigration officials arrested an El Paso woman who alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse, according to multiple reports.
Written by B Kay Richter on Feb 7 2017 - 5:29pm
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to San Antonio in 1968, when a young, African-American male, Bobby Joe Phillips, was killed by a police officer and the officer was not prosecuted. “We do have a history of this issue,” Abram Emerson, SNCC Legacy Organizer, said at SNCC's “Know Your Rights” workshop at Antioch Baptist Church on Jan. 14.
Written by Mario Salas on Jan 4 2017 - 6:37pm
Another event is being planned as part of the SNCC Legacy Project. The first event was “The Black Lives Poetry Reading” program. The event was a huge success as the veterans of the local SNCC chapter and veterans of the Langston Hughes Afro-American theatre came together to support our youth in their effort to fight against bigotry, injustice, and police abuse through the medium of poetry.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2016 - 8:09pm
On this week’s Edge, how to improve our dismal voter turnout rate, what’s missing in the police union’s contract with the city, the long history of gentrification and displacement, and how the whole community benefits when a kid gets an immunization shot. This edition of the Edge is sponsored in part by NOWCastSA nonprofit member Friends of Communities in Schools San Antonio. To learn more about sponsorship, click here.
Written by B Kay Richter on Jul 28 2016 - 8:48pm
More than 100 San Antonio residents gathered at the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center to watch and reflect on videos of the police-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile (replay video of the conversation below).