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New report shows Texas a leader in criminal justice reform

October 9, 2017

A report by the Wall Street Journal finds that the conservative movement has one unexpected accomplishment to its name: criminal justice reform.

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Harris County DA Stops Prosecuting Drug Cases Involving Minuscule Amounts

September 27, 2017

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has stopped prosecuting cases involving minuscule amounts of drugs — often referred to as "trace cases" — in order to prioritize more substantial crimes and make better use of resources, District Attorney Kim Ogg told the Houston Press Tuesday.

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More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — combined

September 26, 2017

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday.

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