Here at DSA North Texas we talk a lot about transforming the way people view police and policing. One of the things we’re listening to is the podcast Running from Cops. This podcast takes a look at the reality TV show Cops — and gives insight into the ways in which our perspectives on policing have been manipulated. It even gets into the ways in which Cops and other reality law enforcement shows help erode our sense of our own civil rights. Give it a listen!
P.S. Some anti-worker bills, including SB 2487 which would overturn local paid sick ordinances, passed a Texas House committee this week. Call your state rep and tell them to vote NO on SB 2485, 2487, and 2488 — oh and tell them to vote NO on SB 2486 while you’re at it! Each of these bills harms workers and takes away protections like rest breaks, fair chance hiring for formerly incarcerated people, and paid sick time!