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When I see this tweet, I get a sick feeling I’m the pit of my stomach. The way I read this, is, “Kids are killing themselves in #AISD,” and if Meagan, the counseling coordinator for secondary education is sending up #flares like this in #ATX it must be bad, because she’s polished
Does anyone realize that #Suicides in the schools are not reported in the news? They are very #confidential Why? They are #minors AND school officials are trying to prevent #copycat #suicides.
Yep, when kids hear about #Suicide they think about doing it too. Kids in the #ATX are in trouble. This isn’t Meagan talking. This is me. I know what #mentalhealth crisis means.
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Weeks ago: #ATX has reached 60 homicides this year, the most in the 61 years that #Austin police have kept records.

Interim Police Chief Chacon: "This really is a national phenomenon. It is something that is being seen by big cities all across the country."
@Chief_Chacon, you do realize the Fraternal Order of Police does record violent crimes rates, as does the FBI.

The spike in violent crime is *NOT* a nationwide problem - it's been obfuscated by reporting state crime, but localized violent crime spikes have a common theme
@GregCasar @MayorAdler @kathietovo @D5Kitchen @VanessaForATX @ALTERforATX @CM_Renteria #ATXCouncil @AustinCityMgr

City "leaders" have propagated lies to justify the record number of deaths, violent crimes, and vehicle fatalities in #Austin - claiming "it's nationwide" - ITS NOT
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@KVUE @statesman Hyper-biased, police-hating, faux news outlets KVUE and the Statesman, who consistently fail to report on the historical spike in violent crime, the district attorney dismissing over 50% of cases (child endangerment, assaults, murder), legalized narcotics
@KVUE @statesman or how defunding police far less than the national standard for public safety (2 officers per 1k citizens) has impacted crime and 911 response times.

Note how they 'framed' the narrative already - "diving into multiple issues surrounding policing in Austin."

Here's the reality:
@KVUE @statesman * The statesman receives payment from City of Austin.
* KVUE consistently pushes flawed narratives to down
play the spike in murders, rapes, and homicides.
* City of Austin voted unanimously to defund police
more than any other city in the United States.
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🧵 I don't think @evan7257 is critiquing Austin itself. He's condemning a caricature of Austin & the broken housing politics that comes with it.

The solution isn't to bash #ATX. It is to *celebrate* the real Austin & tackle our challenges. 1/7
texasmonthly.com/news-politics/…
It's often left out of the #ATX story, but *hundreds of thousands of working class people live here.* And Austin is majority people of color.

We can keep the working/middle class in Austin! But that means rewriting our zoning code while also rewriting the story of our city. 2/7
Oh, Austin music? It's phenomenal. Yes, @WillieNelson is truly great, but #ATX has new voices that clearly need to be lifted up more.

There's @ginachavez, @mobleywho, @jackievenson & so many whose music *should be* what the whole world thinks of when we say "Austin." 3/7
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During our meeting today, #ATXCouncil approved ⬇️

✊🏿 Formally recognizing & apologizing for the City’s participation in enslavement, Jim Crow, & discrimination, and affirming a commitment to reconciliation, restitution, & investment in Black Austin. #ATX
kut.org/austin/2021-03…
⚡💧 $10M in utility bill relief for @austinenergy & @AustinWater customers impacted by the public health, economic, and weather disasters.
cbsaustin.com/news/local/cit…
🔑 Extending the eviction protection "grace period" ordinance through May 17. Our local eviction protections are saving lives.

Previous coverage: patch.com/texas/downtown…
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THREAD: 💧 Last week, I asked our City for four items to help us guarantee water for all Austinites. Here are a few updates on our efforts ⬇️
1. 📍 Establish a central list of rental properties without water in Austin.
The City now has a map of where water is still out or where the plumbing has been fixed: bit.ly/austinwaterout…. If you’re a homeowner who needs help, go to austintexas.gov/atxrepairs
2. 🚨 Targeted emergency water delivery.
The City is now ensuring, by staff or volunteers, that there will be water at every apartment complex that has confirmed plumbing issues. That means nearby fire hydrants have been activated for water or water is being delivered.
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I will be live-tweeting this event, bringing you all the important updates in real time. You can also read the full story below. kxan.com/news/coronavir…
APH Director Stephanie Hayden: So far, 18,427 vaccines provided to Austin-Travis County Community.

She says there are not enough vaccines for the community and is asking for patience from everyone.
Hayden: "We have only received 1% of the vaccine that can cover Austin and Travis County...We know we need more vaccines. We are overwhelmed and excited with the amount of people who want vaccines."
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THREAD
If @austintexasgov #atxcouncil refuses to DENOUNCE, then it is certain that they ENDORSE.
IH-35 x Riverside Dr bridge
IH-35 x Riverside Dr bridge
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🇺🇸⭐️THREAD⭐️🇺🇸
Austin-Travis County
Austin-Bastrop County
#earlyvoting NOW for Primary Runoff-Special Election
🔴 Don Zimmerman for #SD14 #VoteTexas #VoteRed
🔴 June 29-July 10 (except July 3 & 4)
🔴 LOCATIONS countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/polling-locati…
🔴 SAMPLE BALLOT
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📢 ATTN #Patriots 🏛️⛪️ #Austin #Travis #Bastrop Lets keep it 💯 & elect a proven leader for ALL #Texans (inc the unborn) Representing our SILENT MAJORITY PROTEST this 𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐘 to 𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐍 𝐎𝐔𝐓 & 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐄 📥 in DROVES #LeadRight w/ DON! July 4th 🇺🇸 ⭐️💥🗽
#Texas SENATE DISTRICT 14 SPECIAL ELECTION
Don Zimmerman for TX #SD14 has gotten personally involved with Uncle Gary’s Bar efforts to reopen, because such small businesses have a right to operate under his #KEEPTEXASOPEN campaign policy. #DefundSocialists
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I want to start back from this afternoon though, today was supposed to have a large counter protest “back the blue” hosted by Christopher Ritchie here in #atx
A lot of us who have been out there all month popped up early & the vibe was very Austin. We were not expecting 1 for them not to show up (whooo!) and 2 for the @Austin_Police to become increasingly violent. 2/
at around 5:30 a few protesters began blocking the street allotting room for the continued but gradual flow of traffic. APD began blocking the roads to protect us but then abruptly stopped leaving us to face multiple drivers who swerved & edged towards us in their cars 3/
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The City of Austin/Travis County 2020 homeless population survey is out: austinecho.org/wp-content/upl…

For context, this comes after the 2019 decisions by city council to rescind its camping/lying ban in July, then reinstated some restrictions in October. #ATX
thetexan.news/austin-city-co…
The new survey shows an 11% increase in 𝑡𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.

Additionally, there was a 45% increase in 𝑢𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 homeless individuals and a 20% decrease in the 𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑 count. #ATX
The total homeless & unsheltered populations have each increased of late -- total, since 2017 and unsheltered, since 2014.

Meanwhile, the sheltered population has almost continuously declined since 2016. #ATX
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Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX

What do you have to say about cancelling #sxsw at the very last minute @MayorAdler ? Isn't that what you DC biased partisan hacks are so good at - taking care of each other? @sxsw IS NOT ISSUING REFUNDS. Even the State Gov't had to EAT IT!
Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX

"Want to do more? Contribute here: austincf.org/Stand-with-Aus… #StandWithAustin " u say? @MayorAdler Why has @C3Concerts BLOCKED ME? @C3Concerts train isn't stopping for #ATX safety anytime soon!
Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX

@MayorAdler spams support exclusively for progressive democrat biased partisan "philanthropic" operatives in light of the coranvirus public safety concern!? #FireAdler
🚨 #DontStandWithConservativeAnythingAustin ⁉️ 🚨
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@Aprildsalazar1 @Farris_actual @travbot2 @MayorAdler @DGarzaforD2 @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @Shakira70737492 @policingproject @TexasCJC @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX @ToddJeffries @NewsRadioKLBJ @RepDanCrenshaw @replouiegohmert @RepKevinBrady @BreitbartNews @TravisGOP Non-profit end-of-policing activist @iGiveYouMoore
rec'd a $150,000.00 grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation of New York, New York, a philanthropic org that provides grants to fund decriminalization, environmental justice, LBGTQ justice, etc NGOs to impact local policy.
@Aprildsalazar1 @Farris_actual @travbot2 @MayorAdler @DGarzaforD2 @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @Shakira70737492 @policingproject @TexasCJC @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX @ToddJeffries @NewsRadioKLBJ @RepDanCrenshaw @replouiegohmert @RepKevinBrady @BreitbartNews @TravisGOP @iGiveYouMoore For 4+ yrs thru his group Austin Justice Coalition (AJC), Chas Moore works 2 strengthen the BLM movmnt against the police in the U.S., funneling extremist, leftist tactics into legalism & the writing of end of policing policies in local govts, namely drafting anti-APD contract.
@Aprildsalazar1 @Farris_actual @travbot2 @MayorAdler @DGarzaforD2 @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @Shakira70737492 @policingproject @TexasCJC @GregAbbott_TX @TXAG @KenPaxtonTX @ToddJeffries @NewsRadioKLBJ @RepDanCrenshaw @replouiegohmert @RepKevinBrady @BreitbartNews @TravisGOP @iGiveYouMoore Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @KenPaxtonTX @TXAG
Wish we could bypass all the ppl in the middle & meet w/
@realDonaldTrump 's Administration and let them know what these decriminalization/end-of-policing advocates/activist non-profit NGOs are doing 2 #atx. We could save them a lot of time.
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1/12 Meet @19thNews, the nation’s first newsroom committed to making the news — and our democracy — more representative for America’s women. @eramshaw @amzam @emarvelous @andreamvaldez @joderlega 19thnews.org
2/12 A century ago, the 19th Amendment made voting a right regardless of gender. But this watershed moment excluded millions of women, including women of color, from the ballot box for generations.
3/12 Today, women are the majority. We’re more civically engaged than ever — marching on statehouses, voting at higher rates than men, seeking office in record numbers.
But we’re still marginalized, in gov’t and beyond.
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Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @KenPaxtonTX @TXAG @chiproytx
@iGiveYouMoore @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @measureaustin (acct suspended?) authored APD Police contract, decriminalization of homelessness ord, & Land Development Code (LDC)!

policingproject.org/news-main/2018…
@GregAbbott_TX @KenPaxtonTX @TXAG @chiproytx @iGiveYouMoore @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @AustinSkidrow @OANN @FoxNews @Austin_Network @YALiberty @BreitbartNews @ToddJeffries @ToddandDon @Melynda_Brant @JudicialWatch NYU School of Law got Chas Moore, Kathy Mitchell, & Chris Harris 2 draft APD contract giving special considerations 2 BK/BN ppl when they're majority population producing the problematic crime which is NOT representative of the #Austin Community at large.
@GregAbbott_TX @KenPaxtonTX @TXAG @chiproytx @iGiveYouMoore @chrisharris101 @JustLibertyTX1 @AustinSkidrow @OANN @FoxNews @Austin_Network @YALiberty @BreitbartNews @ToddJeffries @ToddandDon @Melynda_Brant @JudicialWatch @EpochTimes Cc: @GregAbbott_TX @KenPaxtonTX @TXAG
These Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/non-elected decriminalization activists have also created "Freedom City" policy w/ res. 73 & 74 - violates SB4 & puts Austinites in danger & blocks @ICEgov cooperation. grassrootsleadership.org/releases/2018/…
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#PSA #share/#RT #Austin
#mustwatch this very well done & COMPELLING video.
via @YouTube "Scenario-based modeling is d only way to beta-test development code" w/drawings & explanations from #ATX #architects who beta-tested #CodeNEXT.
#Austinites #info 1/3
Great huge #shoutout to Chris & Gina Allen for the work thats gone into d beta testing & presentation for #COAcityOfficials on behalf of many of us #Austin #homeowners/#TaxPayers. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Please #share/#RT & make sure #Austinites r aware 2/3
#WakeUpATX #CodeNEXT NOT about #HousingForAll! #MayorLier & 6 other clowns (Natasha,Garza,Renteria,Casar, Flannigan, Paige) voted to allow #hotels n Mixed Use zones replacing possible residential. @austintexasgov staff says needed 4hotels.
#Recall info ourtownaustin.org 3/3
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THREAD: We're keeping track of the Democrats and progressives who have filed to be on the ballot for the 2020 primary! Here's our list so far ⬇️

#txlege #txsen #2020Election

progresstexas.org/blog/building-…
2/ TX has been trending Democratic for years, and it’s because of the work of organizers & advocates. Because of them, 2020 is a possible tipping point!

We can turn TX blue, but it won’t happen without even more work from even more progressives. #txlege #txsen #2020Election
3/ Up first, those who have filed for U.S. Congress:

TX-10 (#ATX): @MikeSiegelTX
TX-23 (#Helotes): Efrain V. Valdez
TX-31 (#RoundRock): @donnaimamTX

#txlege #txsen #2020Election
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People are being assaulted, raped, and murdered by the homeless in #ATX. Decriminalizing homelessness is killing people. It’s literally evil.
They are arsonists
kxan.com/news/local/aus…
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1/ Homelessness is decriminalized as of today in #ATX!

We're gonna be sharing back w/ directly impacted folks in the coming weeks but given that the new rules go into effect today & the persistent misinformation being spread, thought I'd share my interpretation of it all.
2/ Speaking of misinformation, this @statesman headline today feeds into the biggest lie being told about the new rules.

In fact, people won't be allowed to tent camp on sidewalks if it blocks passage or makes use of it unreasonably inconvenient.

statesman.com/news/20190628/…
3/ Here's the actual changes & new ordinances to read for yourself.

I think you'll see they're a lot different than all of the rumors & disingenuous nonsense being spread by mostly anonymous cops & conservative operatives trying to make inroads in #ATX.

austintexas.gov/edims/document…
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1/3 The legislature in Texas has reduced expenditures per student for public #highered significantly over the past 15 years, in effect transferring the cost of having an educated workforce from society to the students and their families texastribune.org/2018/12/24/tex… via @TexasTribune
2/3 The resulting higher tuition limits access to #highered, reducing the talent and diversity of the prospective student pool that universities can educate and thus decreasing the impact of each dollar that the state spends.
3/3 Texas politicians tout #ATX's new $1B campus for Apple & @USarmy's 4-star command center as successes of a Texas model. But none of that will be possible moving forward without a robust, long-term funding plan from #txlege for public education, #highered, & infrastructure
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