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The debate over funding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has emerged as a major stumbling block in negotiations to keep the government open beyond Dec. 20, with some lawmakers saying it is a more divisive issue than President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
Nine passengers were murdered and 58 riders were killed in crashes last year. These incidents, which include 229 rapes, represent just a small fraction of the more than 1.3 billion rides Uber facilitated in the U.S. in the past year but they come at a time when the company is increasingly under scrutiny for worker and rider safety conditions.
With the state repeatedly confronting unprofessional guards who break the law, more questions must be asked about the recruitment, training, staffing and oversight failures, says a state legislator. “It is outrageous that this continues,” says Baltimore Democrat Luke Clippinger.
After a photo emerged depicting a training class of correctional officers performing a Nazi salute, a state official called the incident “distasteful, hurtful, disturbing, highly insensitive, and completely inappropriate.”
Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy in Aurora, Co., near the site of a mass shooting at a theater, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention.
A divided federal appeals court lifted injunctions blocking the Trump administration from implementing a rule aimed at limiting immigration benefits for individuals who participate in government programs such as food stamps or Medicaid. Judge Jay Bybee criticized Congress for inaction on immigration policy.
Federal consent decrees to improve the civil-rights records of local police departments have produced many changes, but not in cities like Newark, where the Trump administration may not be pursuing the case actively.