THE JUSTICE CAN'T WAIT REPORT
ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020, A COALITION OF HOUSTON GROUPS CAME TOGETHER TO ISSUE A REPORT DEMANDING ACTION FROM CITY LEADERS ON POLICE REFORM
Houston is where George Floyd was raised and where he was laid to rest. While he did not take his final breaths here, his legacy is tied to ours and how we respond to this national reckoning with policing and police violence targeting Black people.
This report documents the ongoing practice of discriminatory policing in Houston. It shows that Black Houstonians make up just 23% of the population, but 36% of police stops, 49% of citation–eligible arrests, and 63% of those shot by the Houston Police Department. Black people in Houston are suffering disproportionately at the hands of police.