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Austin police swarm white man for walking with black granddaughter

The Austin Police Department (APD) was unapologetic Wednesday after a swarm of officers detained a white man over the weekend, simply for walking home with his black granddaughter. As it happens, that man was journalist-turned-political consultant Scott Henson, who writes the blog Grits for Breakfast, covering criminal justice reform issues.…

38 arrested at ‘Occupy Austin’ protest

Thirty-eight “Occupy Austin” protesters were arrested outside City Hall on Sunday during two confrontations with the Austin Police Department, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The confrontation began when police moved into the City Hall plaza to enforce new rules banning food tables between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The “Occupy…