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?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.