Jim Schutze has been the city columnist for the Dallas Observer since 1998. He has been a recipient of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national award for best commentary and Lincoln University’s national Unity Award for writing on civil rights and racial issues. In 2011 he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters.
2 days ago | Crime
Help me keep track of The Dallas Morning News editorial page here. I guess I’m just confused. First, let’s look at murders. The paper’s editorial page last week said the killing of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her own home by a Fort Worth pol...
6 days ago | News
The mayor of Fort Worth says there is no relevance or importance in the fact that Atatiana Jefferson, killed by a Fort Worth police officer Saturday, had a gun. The mayor is wrong. According to the murder warrant for the former police officer who ...
7 days ago | News
The same questions being asked now of the Fort Worth Police Department, mayor and city manager in the shooting death of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson were asked last June in a lawsuit against the city filed by former Fort Worth Chief Joel Fitzger...
9 days ago | News
Oh, my God. Liberals. Please. I speak as one of you. What do you want to do, just hand Donald Trump a jewel-encrusted crown and let him skip the election? I thought we wanted to defeat him. Did I have it wrong? Do we just want to get on TV?...
13 days ago | News
Through the dark clouds brooding over the Amber Guyger trial, sunlight actually broke through in a few wonderful moments, some now internationally publicized, some you may have missed. Let me give you an example of one that may have gotten by you....
14 days ago | Courts
The death of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old accountant and innocent man, and the trial of his killer, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, have challenged Dallas as no event since the 2016 murders of five police officers in one terrible night do...