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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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TX Sen. Hall Only Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding

Only one Texas Senator, Bob Hall, voted against the bill that would permit Texas to crowdfund to help pay for processing the backlog of 3,200 rape kits in that State. His reason?  “Rape kit testing is far too important to … Continue reading

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Austin, Texas Crowdfunding To Replace State Grants Due To Immigration Policy

The city of Austin, Texas is crowdfunding to cover costs that the State has unfunded due to Austin’s Sheriff’s position that it will not totally enforce the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Governor Greg Abbott has cut $1.5 million in state … Continue reading

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Texas Bill Proposes Crowdfunding To Test Backlog of Rape Kits

A Texas legislator has put forward a bill to let citizens who renew their drivers licenses crowd fund $1 to pay for the testing of the large backlog of rape kits. The crowdfunding will supplement the Texas budget that pays … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Texas Attorney General With Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that the Texas Attorney General  “… raised $840,000 in investor funds for Servergy and received 100,000 shares of stock in return, but never disclosed his commissions to prospective investors while recruiting them.” Further, the … Continue reading

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