Texas inmate faces execution for fatally stabbing 2 brothers
Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33. The two brothers were killed less than a day after Rhoades had been released on parole after serving a sentence for burglary. The death penalty should be reserved for the worse of the worst, and a Harris County jury determined long ago that this defendant fits the bill.news.yahoo.com
Capitol fences highlight delicate dance over safety, access
In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 photo, riot fencing and razor wire reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington. “DC does not support it,” said Councilmember Charles Allen, whose district includes the Capitol Hill neighborhood. AdRep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., said on Twitter, “I believe we can keep Members, press, staff, my constituents, and all those who work here safe without walling off the symbol of our democracy. The grounds of the Capitol attract crowds for public events, daily exercise, even intimate moments. Of course, the plaza and the adjacent Lafayette Park also have been closed since the summer, blocked by fences similar to those at the Capitol.
DC mayor caught between activists, police in funding battle
FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wears a mask with the number 51 over a map of the District of Columbia during a news conference on D.C. statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bowser must pull off a public juggling act as the city budget becomes a battleground for the country's debate on overhauling law enforcement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Trump, statehood, police funding fight up DC mayor's profile
With conservatives painting her as a radical riot-supporter, Bowser must thread this needle with both Black Lives Matter and the White House watching her every move. “Would you trust Mayor Bowser to keep Washington safe if she were given the powers of a governor? Bowser responded by renaming the protest epicenter, within sight of the White House, as Black Lives Matter Plaza. We’re here in the streets because we already know we matter.”April Goggans, a core organizer with Black Lives Matter DC, rejected Bowser's moves as “taking advantage of national attention,” and added, “She would never even say the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ until recently." “Black Lives Matter is very critical of police.
What a longtime CIA operative has to say about the torture report
What a longtime CIA operative has to say about the torture report Charles Allen reacts to the Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques. Allen worked for the CIA for years and has appeared in front of Congress for various hearings during his time there.cbsnews.com