"You could have clearly Tased him. He wasn't trying to hit you. He wasn't trying to shoot you. He wasn't trying to do anything," said the victim's sister.
Two female firefighters were allegedly subjected to sexual harassment including male co-workers urinating in their dormitory and writing sexist messages on walls.
Julia Poff was ordered held in jail last week ahead of trial after she was indicted on charges of mailing packages last year that were designed to kill, transporting explosives and other criminal counts.
The former first lady joined 17 other women in a tribute to the singer on her birthday that also aims to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
"He wanted to take the flag with him, and he just apologized and said, 'Man, I'll sit in the back of your truck,'" Derrick Lewis said.
The amicus brief, joined by the sheriff of Harris County, said defendants who stay in jail because they cannot afford bail risk losing their jobs and homes for crimes such as traffic violations.
Organizer Ken Reed said amid Confederate flags, "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves."
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