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.

Dems Make Second Try at Police Reform Bill

After previously being shot down in 2020 by the then-Republican controlled senate, Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,  which bans chokeholds and federal no-knock warrants, among other reform measures.