Who’s To Blame for Astroworld? Anybody but Us, Say Houston Officials.

Who’s To Blame for Astroworld? Anybody but Us, Say Houston Officials.

Houston and Harris County politicians avoid responsibility for Astroworld tragedyThe day after the November 5 Travis Scott concert at Houston’s Astroworld festival, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo called for “an objective, independent investigation” of how eight festivalgoers died in a massive crowd surge. (Two more spectators have since died of injuries sustained at the concert.) Standing next to Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and other local leaders, Hidalgo, the county’s top executive, promised an exhaustive inquiry. “The families of those who died, and everyone affected, deserve answers as to what took place last night,” she told reporters. It now appears that no such investigation will be conducted. On November 15, the Harris County Commissioners’ Court, on which Hidalgo sits, voted 5–0 not to hire an outside firm to conduct a fact-finding investigation. Instead, the members pledged…View Original Post

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