Social justice groups take a knee at Austin City Council meeting

October 19, 2017

KXAN covered the #TakeaKnee protests during the Austin City Council meeting on Thursday, October 19. Organizers are urging City Council to reject the police contract and end meet-and-confer negotiations with the Austin Police Association. "'What we have today is faux oversight, in name only,' said Harris. Grassroots Leadership and the Austin Justice Coalition want the city to place more power in the hands of civilians. The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition released a report that no civilian recommendations for police policy in Austin have ever become reality."