Police Shooting

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, is not liable for the death of a 72-year-old man who was shot and killed by city police officers in his own home, a federal court in Texas ruled. While responding to a burglary alarm at a house across the street, the officers mistakenly responded to the man’s house and, thinking he was being burglarized, he took his gun to his garage to investigate.

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Heavy Security, Virus Tests Greet Texas Lawmakers on First Day of New Session

A heavily fortified Texas Capitol, a small presence of protesters and tents where required Covid-19 tests were being administered greeted lawmakers and a limited number of visitors on the opening day of the 87th legislative session, scaled down by the pandemic and threats of violence following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Texas Church Massacre

A federal judge denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss claims against it brought by the survivors of the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas in 2017. In undertaking to establish a national background check system, the government assumed the duty to operate that system with care. Therefore, the survivors may sue over lapses that permitted the shooter to obtain the weapons he used to kill 26 people and injure 22 more.

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