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State Rep. Anchia: Legislation Increasing Penalty for Removing Ankle Monitors Is ‘Not a Big Ask’

State Rep. Rafael Anchia is ready to file two bills that were spurred by the shooting deaths of two Dallas Methodist Hospital employees by a parolee wearing an ankle monitor.
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Criminal Justice

How Our Long Investigation Into Collin County Came to Be

Kathy spent six months interviewing people and poring over court filings and writing a lot of words.
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The Most Lawless County in Texas

Suzanne Wooten did the impossible and became the first candidate to defeat a sitting judge in Collin County. What followed is the unbelievable, epic tale of the craziest case in the history of jurisprudence.
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What Was the Fort Worth Narcotic Farm?

It began in 1929 as a progressive way to treat addiction, but it had a fatal flaw.
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What a Highland Park Drug Ring Reveals About America’s Drug War Hypocrisy

Even in communities that feel immune from U.S. drug enforcement, the consequences can be deadly.
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Mayor, Governor: Stop Sharing the News’ Fearmongering Bail Reform Editorial

The News conflated bail reform with the release of violent criminals on low bonds. And now the governor and the mayor are sharing it.
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Criminal Justice

In Dallas County, Hope For Bail Reform Collapses Into Confusion

Judges aren’t sharing their approaches. The DA has taken heat. An editorial board can’t keep left from right. And an ongoing lawsuit has only fueled more uncertainty.
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Awards

Exoneree Richard Miles Receives a CNN Heroes Award

He spent 15 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. And he’s used his compensation to help inmates successfully re-enter society.
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Two Dallas ZIP Codes Produce More Inmates Than Any Others in Texas

An analysis from Commit highlights “the stark impact of what decades of systemic inequities can collectively create.”
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