Maryland Democrats Divided on Police Reform

Maryland’s historic push to transform how police do their jobs and are disciplined has created a rift in the General Assembly’s Democratic caucus, with some members of the party’s left flank concerned the bills don’t go far enough. Opponents of reform want to removes civilian oversight. 

Columbus, Ohio Backtracks on Plans to Defund Police

Ohio’s capital and largest city is proceeding with its next class of police recruits following a debate over the future of law enforcement that would have put the class on hold. The Columbus Division of Police – like many big-city agencies – is juggling calls for internal change even as it battles unprecedented street violence.

Border Officials: 13,000 Migrant Children Coming in May

A Customs and Border Protection staffer told top administration officials Thursday the agency is projecting a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May, a projection that would exceed the height of the 2019 crisis, which led to the infamous “kids-in-cages” disaster and underscores a rapidly escalating crisis for the Biden administration.