What can be done about policing in America? Episode 1 of ‘Solutionaries’ tackles this very question
It’s probably a word you’ve never heard before, but it’s not made up: A Solutionary is someone who recognizes a problem or injustice in society, and comes up with creative and innovative ways to tackle those inequities, thus making the world a better place, one step at a time.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledges to make it ‘fiscally impossible’ to defund police
Greg Abbott said the state legislature must pass laws that make it “fiscally impossible” for cities to reduce their police budgets. Abbott made the comments Thursday in a roundtable on public safety that was held with several law enforcement officials from across the state. “We must make it fiscally impossible for cities to defund police,” Abbott said. Another bill, filed by San Antonio Rep. Steve Allison, would institute a referendum if public safety funds are cut by more than 5%. “Texas is a law and order state and we are going to ensure that we keep it that way,” Abbott said.
Watch: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds roundtable on policing priorities at 12:15 p.m.
Greg Abbott will lay out his public safety priorities in a roundtable with many law enforcement participants. The discussion is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. inside the Texas Department of Public Safety building in Austin. While activists have been protesting police budgets in cities across the state, Abbott has touted legislation that would dismantle reform efforts. After the City of Austin reduced its police budget, the governor proposed a new state law that would freeze property tax levels for any city that reduces its law enforcement budget for any reason. “Is it any surprise that the so-called ‘small government’ bureaucrats in Austin are playing Big Brother again,” Nirenberg previously told KSAT.
Bexar Facts poll: Voters focused on crime, policing and coronavirus ahead of election
Bexar Facts poll: Voters focused on crime, policing and coronavirus ahead of electionPublished: September 29, 2020, 5:22 pmThree out of four Bexar County voters agree that the closure of local businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak is a serious problem, according to a newly released Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll.
San Marcos officials announce 5 finalists for chief of police position, release community survey data
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The City of San Marcos is narrowing its candidate selection for its chief of police position. According to the data collected by the city most respondents, 87.04%, live in the City of San Marcos and the majority of survey respondents, 73.62%, work in San Marcos. Additionally, the data released by the city indicated that 9.21% of all respondents work for The City of San Marcos. Klett has spent 31 years serving the citizens of San Marcos, Texas at the San Marcos Police Department where he currently holds the title of interim police chief. The community survey report can be found below, a survey summary report is available in English and Spanish.