FROM Bob Ortega
Border Patrol Shootings The Customs and Border Protection agency has spent a year reviewing 67 cases of border patrol officers using deadly force. The agency now says it won’t be taking any disciplinary or legal action against officers in any of those cases. The internal review was launched after a blistering report by an independent group called the Police Executive Research Forum. That report found that Border Patrol officers’ use of force was often unjustified. It also found a “lack of diligence” in the agency’s investigations into deadly force cases. So why no punishments?
Troubled Border More than 800 abuse complaints were filed against border patrol agents in a recent 3-year period, according to a new report from The American Immigration Council. The allegations include kicking a pregnant woman, sexual abuse and other violent assaults. Only 13 of the complaints led to disciplinary action. They also come amid other reports of increasing violence along the US-Mexico border. What does it all mean for law enforcement there?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.