KGNS-TV, Laredo, Texas - The names on the ballot for District 8 are set. No new names were added which means there are 4 candidates vying for the seat.
They are Rachel Ibarra, Vicky Garcia, Jose Maldonado, and Roberto Balli.
The Green Party of Webb County announced two new candidates. Jesse Herrera will be running for District 6 against incumbent Charlie San Miguel and Erika Martinez will be running for Webb County Commissioner for Precinct 1 against Frank Sciraffa. Both candidates say this is the first time they have run for office and says it's time to give voters a voice.
The last day to register to vote is October 6th. In order to vote you'll need an id and vote at your designated voting site.
Green Party: Demilitarize the police, end racial disparities and bring justice to the criminal justice system
Green Party leaders and candidates are calling for the demilitarization of civilian U.S. police departments, asserting that military police tactics have created an "occupation mentality" in many communities.
Greens said that abuses of police power and disregard for the lives of young black people were on display in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, threats against reporters, and a display of force that turned peaceful protest into a violent confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri. Greens expressed support for the protesters.
"The murder of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson must be investigated and prosecuted aggressively, but the crisis won't end with the punishment of an individual police officer," said Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for governor of New York (http://www.howiehawkins.org). "Out-of-control police who respond to minor violations with overwhelming force, toleration of racist cops, siege-like conditions in some cities and city neighborhoods, and record-high incarceration - all of these are evidence of a growing police state." (See Mr. Hawkins' statement: "Ferguson, Militarization, Federal Jurisdiction in Police Brutality," August 20, http://www.howiehawkins.org/ferguson_militarization_police_brutality)
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