450 peaceful teens arrested in K-Mart raid

“We asked police why we were being arrested, and they said, `Everybody is receiving equal treatment from the Houston Police Department tonight.’ It didn’t matter what you were doing; they arrested you.” —450 peaceful teens arrested in K-Mart raid (Houston Chronicle)

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  1. Update, Houston Chronicle:

    In response to public outrage, the city dropped all charges and the Houston Police Department conducted the largest internal investigation in its history, resulting in disciplinary action against 32 officers. Capt. Mark Aguirre was fired for his handling of the raid.

    The lawsuits accuse police of brandishing pistols and shotguns, verbally abusing customers and knocking food from diners’ hands and off their tables.

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