Michael Barajas

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houstonpress.com

Cash or Cuffs

Get a ticket while being poor in Houston? Here's how you could wind up in jail.

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houstonpress.com

Internal Affairs

Officials Can't Remember the Last Time the Houston Police Department Saw an Unjustified Shooting. Here's Why.

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houstonpress.com

Out Patient

How Will a Mentally Ill Killer — and the Community — Respond Once He’s Released Back Into Society?

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houstonpress.com

Money Mike and "The Schoolgirl Madam"

Among All the Kids Money Mike Handed $100 Bills For Sex, One Was Singled Out For Felony Prosecution

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pitch.com

The Target

Mark Woodworth has twice been cleared for the same murder. Why are prosecutors going after him a third time?

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houstonpress.com

The Other American Sniper

Adan Castañeda's Delusions Only Got Worse After a Revolving Door of Treatment and Release at the VA

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houstonpress.com

Use of Force

How the Courts Judge Police Violence Doesn't Always Lead to Justice.

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houstonpress.com

"I Will Light You Up"

A lesson in police escalation

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sacurrent.com

Portrait of a Shattered Family

Murder destroyed Charity Lee's family, and in the process fundamentally changed her idea of justice.

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sacurrent.com

Death by Detention

Why have jail suicides soared under Sheriff Ortiz's...

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sacurrent.com

Treated to Death

Big Pharma's Troubling History of Pushing Drugs on Foster Kids

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sacurrent.com

Trollin' Aint' Easy

But is banning trolls from City Hall unconstitutional?

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sacurrent.com

Fire in the sky

The sour side of life in the South Texas fracklands

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sacurrent.com

Lawrence Wright paints a troubling portrait of Scientology - Visual ...

Lawrence Wright paints a troubling portrait of Scie...

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sacurrent.com

Criminal Minds

Texas' failure to fund mental health treatment leav...