FROM Megan Verlee
Colorado Springs Grieving over Planned Parenthood Shooting Three days after Friday’s deadly assault on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police have arrested the likely killer, but haven’t announced any motive. Planned Parenthood calls it "terrorism." Colorado Pubic Radio 's Megan Verlee updates the story.
DA Seeks Death Penalty in James Holmes Case "Justice is death." That's what the District Attorney of Arapahoe County, Colorado told a judge today in the case of James Holmes, who accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more last July during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Megan Verlee reports for Colorado Public Radio.
Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Judge This morning, shooting suspect John Holmes, appeared in court in Aurora for a preliminary proceeding. Twelve people have died and 58 were injured in last week's shooting spree . Holmes was told he'd be likely to face first-degree murder charges next Monday. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers was asked when her office would decide whether to seek the death penalty. Megan Verlee was at the press conference and in the courtroom for Colorado Public Radio .
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.