Move to redirect $15 million from police criticized as both insufficient and threatening public safety
A historic vote is set for D.C. statehood Friday. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill making â€œWashington Douglass Commonwealthâ€ the 51st state. The new name is a nod to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Even though the bill has the votes in the House, it isnâ€™t expected to go anywhere in the Senate….
Donald Trump’s trip to Wisconsin gave him an opportunity to appear before voters in a state that could be pivotal in November’s election.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper is considering a ban on Confederate imagery at all military facilities. The Navy and Marine Corps already have such bans.
Loudoun Countyâ€™s treasurer issued an apology after making an insensitive post on Facebook following the Quaker Oats announcement to remove Aunt Jemima from their products because of the ties to â€œracial stereotypes.â€ Roger Zurn wrote â€œwondering if Aunt Jemima will change to Uncle Tomâ€™s.â€ Friends told him to take down the post, but the damage had already been done. â€œWhen…
The House approved a sweeping police reform package that would end certain legal protections for officers accused of misconduct and ban chokeholds, the maneuver that a Minneapolis police officer held George Floyd in for nearly 9 minutes.
The force Park Police officers have used against protesters could cost the agency its working relationship with some local police departments. In a statement to News4, Metropolitan Washingtonâ€™s Council of Governments confirms it is now planning to review the regional mutual aid agreement which governs those relationships. â€œMutual aid among local, state, and federal public safety agencies is critically important…
The Thursday night request for identification, which included photos, comes as protesters prepared for another night of demonstrations throughout Washington.