New laws in place that could lead to police brutality


Some new Texas laws that became effective as of Sept 1:

CASTLE DOCTRINE: Removes the requirement that someone must try to retreat before using deadly force to defend themselves.

SEARCH WARRANTS: Allows courts to seal from the public and media search warrant affidavits for up to 60 days.

[Source: Houston Chronicle]

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