HOUSTON: Activists Agitate Against O’Rourke Rally

By Jennifer Kelly Robert Francis O’Rourke staged a rally in Houston at the Texas Southern University campus in the Third Ward (a working class, majority Black neighborhood) as the second leg of his Texas tour in his presidential campaign. Local activists agitated outside of the rally. They unfurled a banner and passed out leaflets explaining their opposition to O’Rourke and to bourgeois elections generally. Several … Continue reading HOUSTON: Activists Agitate Against O’Rourke Rally

HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

By Jennifer Kelly On February 14, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he would be allowing nonprofit Southwest Key to open a detention center in East Downtown. The decision comes as a result of Southwest Key having changed their proposed use from a long-term detention center for immigrant children aged 0-17 (which would have been the first such facility in the country) to a detention center … Continue reading HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists

By Jennifer Kelly  On January 28, the Houston Police Department broke into the residence of Dennis Tuttle (59) and Rhogena Nicholas (58) in plain clothes to serve a “no-knock” warrant for suspected dealing of heroin, shooting their dog immediately upon entry. Tuttle responded to this home invasion by drawing a .357 magnum revolver and returning fire. By the end of the brief fire fight, four … Continue reading HOUSTON: Police Botch Drug Raid, Blame Anti Police Activists