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Police brutality in Texas

Texas’ largest cities spend more on police than anything else. Activists want more of those funds spent on the social safety net instead.

Austin officials slashed their police department's budget this week as other Texas cities are rethinking how general fund dollars are spent — and whether spending so much to combat crime addresses the poverty that can cause it.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo responds to demonstrators about police accountability at a rally for George Floyd at Housto…
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