Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bill bashing task forces passes House

Legislation to abolish Texas' drug task force system keeps gaining steam. HB 1239 by Hodge passed in the Texas House yesterday on third reading and is headed to the Senate. Getting rid of these rogue agencies would free up money for other Texas criminal justice needs like drug treatment, probation services and improvements to crime labs. See ACLU's flyer (pdf) promoting the bill for the floor vote.

Related: check out this article from the Dallas Examiner about ACLU's litigation against a drug task force in Hearne, Texas, which will go to trial May 9.

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