The previous policy was to notify direct victims of a cyber crime but not always state officials, a stance politicians protested after special counsel Robert Mueller’s finding that Russians were able to infiltrate systems in at least one Florida county in 2016.
U.S. defenses have vastly improved in the last four years, but New York Times interviews with dozens of officials and experts make clear that many vulnerabilities exploited by Moscow in 2016 remain. Most political campaigns are unwilling to set up effective cyberdefenses.
President Donald Trump and his allies are reviving law-and-order themes similar to those used effectively by Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in the late 1960s and early 1970s to demonize racial minorities.
“We do not support this practice and we are making sure our vendors more properly vet their subcontractors moving forward,” presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said after The Intercept reported that his campaign had hired a subcontractor that used Oklahoma prisoners to make calls for his candidacy.
Responding to President Donald Trump’s attacks against him this month, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner invited the president to debate criminal justice reform with him. “He’s standing somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania with a typical group of supporters and he is blowing a dog whistle,” Krasner said.
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 black South Bend resident, under Mayor and presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, was 4.3 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana between 2012 and 2018 than a white resident, according to federal data.
Just before announcing his presidential run, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted his once-vocal support for stop-and-frisk tactics was wrong. But his apology raises more questions than it answers about a strategy that singled out African-Americans for police profiling.