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Murder charge dropped against former HPD officer in deadly Harding St. Raid, DA says (
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said the charge was dismissed due to a former prosecutor’s conduct, stating that the prosecutor “raised concerns about this judgment” while working the case. The DA’s Office has not identified the prosecutor that has since been terminated.The murder charge against former HPD Officer Felipe Gallegos will be reconsidered after all of the evidence is reviewed again by a different prosecutor and presented to a judge. Gallegos is still charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection to the raid that left Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle dead.

Advocates continue calls for Houston ISD police department reform | Community Impact
The coalition of advocacy groups, of which One Houston is part, has called for four key changes that would prohibit police from pepper-spraying students, using zip ties on students as handcuffs, arresting students on campus for nonviolent offenses, and questioning students about alleged crimes without a parent or guardian present.

Sheriff’s office releases bodycam video of woman’s arrest as it faces excessive force questions (
On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office posted to its YouTube channel footage of the July 27 arrest of Ester Gonzalez, who was the subject of a trespassing call in the 12300 block of Eastex Freeway.​​​​​​​ Shows multiple deputies punching and beating the woman. These deputies were put on leave

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Harris Co. Judge, commissioners authorize county attorney to sue Gov. Abbott over mask mandate ban |

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USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent (
In October, average benefits for food stamps (officially known as the SNAP program) will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries. The average monthly per-person benefits will rise from $121 to $157.

Palantir buys $50 million worth of gold bars in August in preparation for a ‘black swan event’ | Kitco News

NSA ​​​​​​​ Ninth Circuit deals 3rd blow to NSA spying case

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