Texas’ Governor Brags About His Border Initiative. The Data Doesn’t Back Him Up.

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2022
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Photo illustration by John Whitlock for ProPublica/The Texas Tribune/The Marshall Project. Source images: Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune, Verónica G. Cárdenas for ProPublica/The Texas Tribune, Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune
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Thomas King-Randall had been waiting for two hours to drop his daughters off at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in Midland, Texas. It was 10:30 on a school night in August and it was her turn to care for the two girls.

The ex-girlfriend showed up drunk and was arguing with her new boyfriend in his truck, police later wrote in a report. King-Randall, who is Black, said in an interview that the woman’s Latino boyfriend called him a racial slur, which led to a fight.

By the end of the encounter,...

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