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Thirteen black soldiers from the third Battalion of the all-Black 24th United States Infantry were executed after local police beat and shot black troops stationed in Houston, Texas, prompting 156 soldiers to revolt (known as the Houston Riot); in all,16 are executed and 50 sentenced to life in prison. Clipping from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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"13 Army Negroes Hanged in Texas: 41 Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Mutiny at Houston," Tuesday, December 11, 1917 This headline refers to the outcome of a trial following the Houston riot of 1917. On August 23, 1917, two Houston police officers stormed the home of a Black family, allegedly looking for someone in the neighborhood. The officers assaulted a woman in the house, then dragged her into the street in full view of her five small children....


Sergeant Leslie Wills & Nacho tackle a staireway on the job. The Houston Police Department uses Parelli Natural Horsemanship to retrain and rehabilitate future police horses.