Texas Standard for September 20, 2016
First, there was the arrest. Then the jailhouse death, and global outrage over the incident. Now comes the Sandra Bland Act. We’ll explore what it could mean. And: As the nation focuses its attention on threats from abroad, law enforcement launches a multi-pronged crackdown on a made-in-Texas terror group with entirely different goals. And one of the leaders talks to NPR’s John Burnett. We’ll hear the backstory. Also: The controversy over fracking moves offshore as environmentalists spar with industry over what’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico. Plus: Texas athletes taking a knee for Kaepernick: How the NFL player’s protest is spreading among high schoolers. All that and more on today’s Texas Standard.