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Texas Congressman Filemon Vela Pens Blistering Letter To Trump: ‘Take Your Border Wall And Shove It Up Your Ass.’

Congressman Filemon Vela

“Before you dismiss me as just another ‘Mexican,’ let me point out that my great-great grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather.”   A U.S. Congressman from Texas of Mexican-American descent has penned a mercilessly unapologetic response to Donald Trump‘s overt racism toward Latinos this morning …

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Teacher Arrested For Beating High School Student In Class In Beaumont, Texas

Mary Hastings was arrested on one assault charge for hitting a high school student in class.

A teacher in Beaumont, Texas has been charged with assault after a video of her repeatedly slapping a high school student was posted online. @pside_prince this. pic.twitter.com/ItIkgq9Pw1 — khay (@khay2you) April 8, 2016 According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mary Hastings, a math teacher at Ozen High School was arrested …

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Ex-Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia Pleads Not Guilty In Sandra Bland Case

Brian Encinia, the Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, is escorted from the Waller County Courthouse Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Hempstead.

Brian Encinia, the fired Texas state trooper involved in the viral arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland, pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a charge of misdemeanor perjury regarding statements he made in the aftermath of arresting the victim, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail. Encinia entered …

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What Happened Inside The Supreme Court Today: Whole Woman’s Health V. Hellerstedt

Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinic law. Petitioners lawyer, Stephanie Toti at lectern.

On Wednesday there was only one issue before the Supreme Court–Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major case on abortion to reach the highest court in nearly a decade.  As most everyone predicted, the court appeared evenly divided with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy asking difficult questions to both sides. Law …

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On Wednesday The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Its Most Important Case On Abortion Since 1992

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The 8-member U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this Wednesday which could reinterpret the Court’s ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and be the deciding factor in whether women across America have access to legal abortion.  Since 1992 Casey has held as the most important Supreme Court decision on abortion since Roe …

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Former Officer Arrested In Houston County On Valentine’s Day For Felony Aggravated Stalking–For The Second Time!

Jeffrey Lee Schulmerich

Houston County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jeffrey Lee Schulmerich, 51, a former Dothan police officer on Valentine’s Day and charged him with felony aggravated stalking. According to Sheriff’s Capt. Antonio Gonzalez, deputies served Schulmerich with a felony warrant on Sunday for a previous event that did not happen on Valentine’s …

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