Not known yet if Cuba deal might bring some U.S. fugitives home

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When he heard that United States and Cuba plan to restore diplomatic ties, retired New York City police detective Tom Nerney says he was struck with hope that a convicted killer he helped bring to justice but who escaped to the Caribbean island would finally be brought home after more than 30 […]

U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. Source: U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

Today in Herstory: New York Women Are Determined to Vote, At Any Cost

By David Dismore December 18, 1915: Well, since a ballot box that accepts women’s votes won’t be available at their local precinct, they’ll go to the nearest one that – under the right circumstances – will accept their ballots. It’s in Kansas. Related posts: October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage Today in […]

Obama to set up panel to boost trust between police and communities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday will set up a task force to draw up recommendations to strengthen trust between law enforcement and local communities, following protests over several instances of police killings of unarmed people this year. Source: Obama to set up panel to boost trust between police and communities

President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

By David Hudson Watch on YouTube Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services. In light of the recent events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, and around […]

U.S. banks to move cautiously into Cuba, trade groups say

(Reuters) – U.S. banks will be able to do more business in Cuba after the United States and the island nation agreed to restore diplomatic ties, but trade groups said their members will be slow to ramp up operations, fearing big penalties for mistakes. Source: U.S. banks to move cautiously into Cuba, trade groups say

Executive Order — Establishment of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

By The White House EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to identify the best means to provide an effective partnership between law enforcement and local communities […]