This is the first time I recall seeing any political group to specifically call out crimestoppers over their messaging related to challenges in Harris County right now
It follows calls by county commissioners for an audit of county funds given to the non-profit

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Apr 26
🧵Good morning. I'll be watching commissioners' court today. County officials are set to consider a resolution in support of @CrimeStopHOU.…
As many of you know, last week, @Dexinvestigates and I published two stories about Crime Stoppers organizations in Texas. Dex's focused on how organizations across the state spend their money.…
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Reader response. As I told @bigangrylaw (who I also like and whose work I appreciate), I started working on this piece months ago. I have no problem when readers don’t agree with a piece but I would like to address one point.
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Why did these stories come out the same day? Ive gotten several critiques of collusion/coordination, etc …
Y’all, I started working on this probably six months ago. At one point, I called @keribla to ask a piece of advice. In that conversation, I mentioned I was working on a story about Crimestoppers. And then she told me she was as well. …
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Says jailed inmate was on his housing floor - went to scheduled Bible study class, and during that session, walked out....
and into an admin office, where sergeant was alone and attacked her.
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