Here's what's happened since video surfaced of Dallas police officer Cardan Spence shooting a mentally ill 52-year-old in the stomach, apparently for standing up from the chair he was sitting in: activists have called for a civil rights investigation; The Dallas Morning News has written a hand-wring ... More >>
In 1993, on the 20th anniversary of 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez's murder at the hands of a white Dallas police officer, the City Council pledged to "never allow such a travesty to reoccur." It wasn't a particularly bold statement. Promising to stop police officers from playing Russian roulette wit ... More >>
Yesterday marked 40 years since Dallas police officer Darrell Cain handcuffed 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez in a squad car and shot him in the head while trying to force him to confess to stealing a few bucks from a vending machine. Rodriguez's death sparked outrage, which ultimately prompted signifi ... More >>
The 1973 death of Santos Rodriguez was almost unspeakably barbaric. The 12-year-old and his brother David were picked up from their grandparents' house in what was then Little Mexico (now Uptown) in the early hours of July 24 and taken to a Fina station on Cedar Springs Road, where someone had just ... More >>
Yesterday's "Justice for John" event at the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church was all kinds of things: a rally in support of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who entered to chants of "John! John! John!" before taking his seat near the back; a fund-raiser for his legal defen ... More >>
The tombstones in Oakland Cemetery bear names that reflect Dallas' greatness and its shame, from former mayors to klansmen. But years of neglect have left it overgrown and forgotten.
Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas