Drug War propping up Texas criminal caseloads in a time of declining crime

Drug War propping up Texas criminal caseloads in a time of declining crime

The new 2019 annual statistical report for the Texas Office of Court Administration provides these broad datapoints about the Texas criminal-justice system: The number of new misdemeanor cases continued to decline last year in Texas, but felony cases continued to rise slightly. Drug cases contributed to a huge amount of this volume, both for misdemeanors (mostly pot) and especially new felony filings: FY 2019 data already showed a slight drop in marijuana caseloads, even though the Legislature didn’t change the hemp law until the fiscal year was nearly over. But felony drug cases continued to rise, helping generate overall […]

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