Texas

TX White Man Shoots at Black Family, killing 7-Year-Old

In December 2018 a white Texas man fired into the car of a black family five, shooting two people and killing a 7-year-old girl.

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TX Black Woman with History of Mental Illness Died in Jail

In December 2018 a Texas black woman with a history of mental illness died jail waiting on her family to pay a $300 bail order.

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TX Library Calls Police on Black Graduate Student

A black Texas graduate student was asked to leave a public library by both the library manager and the police.

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TX Corrections Officers Misused Disability Placards for Convenience

In September 2018 an investigation revealed that multiple corrections officers working at a Texas detention facility repeatedly used disability placards and disabled veteran license plates intended for others to park close to the facility.

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TX Nightclub Denies Entry to Man Wearing Makeup

In May 2018 a Texas nightclub denied entry to a man wearing makeup, and the owner defended its gender conformity dress code policy.

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TX Man Who Pushed Black Trans Woman into River Will Not Face Trial

In March 2018 a Texas judge ruled that a man who pushed a black trans woman into a river, resulting in her death, will not face trial.

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TX Refused Special Education to Students with Disabilities

In January 2018 the Department of Education notified the Texas Education Agency that a target maximum number of special education students violated federal law.

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TX Woman Became 22nd Trans Person Murdered in the US in 2017

The 22nd trans victim of homicide in the US in 2017 was a Texas woman in October 2017.

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TX Teenagers Experience Hate Speech and Threats

In September 2017 a Texas man overheard teenagers speaking Spanish in a restaurant and responded with anger, racial slurs, and threats of violence.

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Man Murdered After Deportation

An undocumented man was detained and later deported to Mexico, only to be murdered - likely by the same gangs that his family had fled from to enter the United States - six months later in September 2017.

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Texas Synagogue Held Secret Services to Protect Congregation From Possible Hate Crimes

In September 2017 an unnamed Jewish congregation in Texas decided to hide their services for High Holy Days due to widespread neo-Nazi demonstrations in the United States.

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Border Patrol Agents Detained Parents of Sick Infant at Hospital

In September 2017 an infant with undocumented parents needed a procedure that could only be done at a hospital that required the parents to go through a border patrol checkpoint. The border patrol agents escorted the ambulance to the hospital to detain the parents for deportation proceedings.

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TX Restaurant Uses Transphobic Imagery on Bathroom Doors

In August 2017 a Texas restaurant added transphobic imagery to their bathroom doors.

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TX Trans Woman Attacked

In July 2017 a Texas trans woman was attacked by two brothers because of her gender identity.

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Racist Easter Eggs Found in Austin on Easter Sunday

Plastic Easter eggs were sporadically thrown on residential lawns in West Austin in April 2017.

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Houston Police Chief Announces a Reduction of Reports of Rape and Violent Crime by Hispanics

A Texas police chief announced a lower number of reports of rape and violent crime by Hispanics during the period between January and March 2017, and he noted that this is a reduction compared to the previous year.

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