The Biden Administration is flying migrants from packed Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley Sector to El Paso, according to U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar (D-TX). Two flights carrying 270 migrants in total are expected to make the journey on Monday, a local charity group said. Congresswoman Escobar noted that the migrants are being tested for COVID-19 and will be quarantined when they test positive, KVIA reported . She did not indicate if they are being tested before or after they are flown to El Paso. The El Paso representative said she has been in close contact with the Department of Homeland Security “to ensure the safety of the El Paso community and the refugees.” Annunciation House’s Ruben Garcia stated they expect two flights on Monday carrying 135 migrants on each flight. “They are overwhelmingly family units and there is a preponderance of families from the Northern Triangle of Central America: Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala,” Garcia told … [Read more...] about REPORT: Biden Admin Flying 270 Migrants from South Texas to El Paso
Legislation under consideration in California prohibits retailers from having separate boy and girl sections, mandating, instead, “gender neutral” clothing and toy “safe spaces” for children to find their identities. “In the state of California, where we hope to inspire, for example, more girls to get into science and engineering and mathematics, we want to ensure that those periodic tables and dinosaurs are not in the boys’ section,” California Assemblyman Evan Low (D) said in a Los Angeles Times report. “We just want to let kids be kids.” “This message is about inclusivity,” Cristina Garcia (D) said. “I think we have kids who are figuring out their identities, and so we want to give them that safe space to do that.” The Times reported : Low, chairman of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, was a coauthor on the measure with Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), leader of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. The bill, introduced Feb. 18, is in committee. A former math … [Read more...] about CA Bill Would Require ‘Gender Neutral’ Clothing, Toy Sections in Stores: Children Need to Find ‘Identities’
(CNN) A massive cold air outbreak over the central US in early February set hundreds of cold temperature records, stretching the power grid in Texas and leaving millions without power . Sound familiar? Be prepared for severe weather and tornadoes • Know where to find your daily local forecast • Set devices to receive storm and tornado warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts • Bookmark and tune into NOAA Weather Radio and your local news stations The year was 2011, when a moderate La Niña weather pattern and an active jet stream generated the scenario that's almost identical to what we've experienced so far in 2021 . The weather events that followed 2011's extreme cold snap now have meteorologists concerned that the US could be in for above-normal tornado activity this spring . The past few months have seen the strongest La Niña signal since the winter of 2010-2011. So, the question is whether this spring continues to mirror that year, which … [Read more...] about La Niña could supercharge this year’s tornado season, just like it did to deadly effect in 2011
Law enforcement unions and leaders warned throughout 2020 that the stresses of a pandemic, increased crime, protests against police brutality, calls for defunding departments and the passage of landmark police reform legislation could cause an exodus from the profession. The multiple stressors and anxieties for law enforcement in 2020 were layered like an onion, said Detective Michael Kim, second vice president of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police. People who join law enforcement generally do so out of a desire to serve, he said, and the past year has left many officers disheartened or unsure of their futures. “I think this is a year for most law enforcement officers for some hard conversations and some hard decisions,” Kim said. “There are lots of (law enforcement) households across the country where the conversation has been, ‘Do I stick with this? Do I leave this job?’” But data from individual Colorado agencies, a survey of law enforcement leaders and statewide numbers … [Read more...] about Did Colorado law enforcement flee the profession in 2020? Depends on the department.
Just weeks after Colorado passed a sweeping police reform law , Greenwood Village has approved a measure that ensures its officers aren’t on the hook financially if they mistreat or harm a citizen. Greenwood Village council members unanimously passed a resolution Monday saying the city will never find its officers have acted in bad faith. That effectively shields them from having to face personal financial liability for misconduct on the job — contrary to a key stipulation of Senate Bill 217, which became law last month . “The intent of Council’s resolution was simply to inform its officers that as their employer, they would not make such a (bad-faith) finding no matter what,” Greenwood Village city attorney Tonya Haas Davidson wrote in an email Wednesday. “Nowhere in the law is an employer ever required to make a finding of bad faith.” Lawmakers who helped write the police reform bill were taken aback by Greenwood Village’s move. Sen. Bob Gardner, a Colorado Springs … [Read more...] about Denver suburb passes resolution shielding officers from key portion of Colorado’s new police reform law