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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Blasts Austin Officials Over Homeless Murderer

“The City’s top job is public safety, and they are failing. Yesterday’s tragic murder is the most recent example.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted this firm statement on January 4, 2020 after a homeless man with a criminal history of violence murdered a restaurant employee Friday morning in south Austin.

Abbott took the Austin City Council to task for their controversial homeless policies that have created significant public safety risks.

“I’m not attacking homelessness. I’m criticizing the lawlessness promoted by the City of Austin,” Abbott tweeted. “The City of Austin must ensure its homeless policy doesn’t endanger the lives of innocent people—and the lives of the homeless.”

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