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Introductory Video: Defending Yourself Against a Class C Misdemeanor Charge (English). Part of an eight-part video series in English and Spanish by Texas Appleseed and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA). Videos are based on TRLA's previously published handbooks for parents and children. The videos were produced with the generous financial support of the Texas Bar Foundation.
On April 15, 2014, Texas Appleseed and coalition of advocacy organizations concerned with student safety again urged Governor Rick Perry to declare a moratorium on the use of Tasers and pepper spray on Texas students.
Only weeks after a student suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of being tased at school, Texas Appleseed is urging the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to adopt a statewide policy that bans the use of pepper spray, stun guns, and Tasers on students by school police officers attempting to restore order in school. We are part of a coalition of seven civil rights and social justice groups seeking this change to protect children.
Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the National Center for Youth Law have added additional complainants to its June 12, 2013, filing with the U.S. Department of Justice. The three law centers allege that Dallas County's four school districts and truancy courts are violating the constitutional and civil rights of students prosecuted for Failure to Attend School.

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