Officials in Waller County, Texas argued on Wednesday that Sandra Bland’s family contributed to her death by failing to post bail for her before she died in a local jail cell, the Houston Chronicle reported. The allegation was made in a motion from the county asking a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful death suit filed by Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, against the county, the state Department of Public Safety and officers Elsa Magnus and Oscar Prudente.
A government hotline devoted to reporting crimes “by an alien who may be subject to removal” was reportedly jammed after being besieged by prank phone calls immediately following its 26 April 2017 launch. We tried calling the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) line four times the day after it was unveiled. Each time, a recorded message told us that its call center was “unavailable” to take our call at that time, due to “high call volume”.
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An Alabama state senator has promised to introduce a bill calling for the state to lend its support to suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, the Daily Home reported on Tuesday.