In the at-large process used by Farmers Branch, candidates were elected by votes received city-wide instead of in specific districts or precincts. The plaintiffs believe that if the city were divided into districts, Hispanics would have more voting power. To prove their argument the plaintiffs asked the judge to look at four different recent elections. All Spanish surnamed candidates on the ballot lost.
Texts between Amber Guyger, Dallas police partner revealed at murder trial
Ginger received an Edward R. Murrow Award after helping a North Texas mother track down lost cord blood she desperately needed for her sick child. After she began investigating, authorities shut down the blood bank. Ginger then exposed loopholes in the entire cord blood banking industry that were potentially putting others at risk. Ginger has also been recognized numerous times by the Dallas Bar Association.
Former Dallas police officer testifies at her murder trial in neighbor's death
However, Martin Rivera denied making plans to rendezvous with Guyger later that night, as prosecutors suggest. Prosecutors contend Guyger was distracted by a telephone conversation with Rivera when she mistook Jean's apartment for hers and entered, believed him to be an intruder and shot him. Prosecutors questioned Rivera extensively about a minute phone conversation he had with Guyger as she headed to her apartment that night in September
Guyger, 31, was convicted Tuesday of murder for gunning down Jean, 26, on Sept. Botham Jean, 26, is pictured in an undated photo from the Botham Jean Foundation, which was created after his September death at the hands of Amber Guyger , a neighbor and off-duty Dallas police officer. Guyger has been convicted of murder.