'Okay To Steal': Gov. Abbott, Police Associations Denounce Dallas County DA's Criminal Reform PlanFrom North Texas to the Texas Capitol, leaders are coming together in opposition of Dallas County district attorney John Creuzot's plan for criminal justice reform that is aimed at ending mass incarcerations.
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot Announces He Won't Prosecute 'Low-Level' CrimesCreuzot's office is in the process of dropping many of those cases. He's already dismissed more than 1,000 drug possession cases during his first three months in office.
Lawsuit Claims Dallas County Bail System Unfairly Harms PoorA federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people, violating their constitutional rights.
Reaction To Hawk's Resignation Mixed, Mostly PositiveAfter a long Labor Day weekend of rumors swirling around the Crowley Courts building in Dallas, Susan Hawk officially resigned as District Attorney and many people have plenty to say about it.
President Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 46 ConvictsPresident Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of four Texans and 42 other non-violent offenders on Monday, including 14 who were serving life sentences, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."
Texas House Panel Votes To Raise Juvenile Criminal Age To 18A proposal to change the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system is on its way to the Texas House.
Free Legal Help For Texas Rape VictimsThere’s new, no-cost help for sexual assault victims in North Texas. Sexual Assault Legal Services and Assistance (SALSA) has launched a phone line providing free legal help to those they call “sexual assault survivors.”