Efforts to hold problem officers accountable face resistance from unions, and juries are reluctant to second-guess.
Ken Dilanian“It remains notoriously difficult in the US to hold officers accountable...b/c of the clout of police unions, the reluctance of prosecutors and juries to second-guess an officer’s split-second decision and latitude the law gives police to use force.”
Mr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker. And he has lived up to his self-image at a perilous time.
Ken DilanianTrump “roars into any melee he may find, encouraging street uprisings against public health measures advanced by his own government, hurling made-up murder charges against a critic, accusing his predecessor of unspecified crimes...”
John Ratcliffe made the promise in his opening remarks at his confirmation hearing Tuesday.
Ken DilanianUpdated story: Trump's pick for intel chief says he would back intelligence Trump doesn’t like, even at the risk of his job. A very different man than the one we saw in Ukraine hearings.
The president was warned in early briefings that the virus was going to "spread globally," according to a White House official who said Trump was told deaths were happening "only in China."
Ken DilanianThe Washington Post reported, and NBC News confirmed, that coronavirus came up at least a dozen times in the PDB in Jan. and Feb. But Trump doesn’t read the PDB. WH now saying he was briefed verbally on coronavirus twice at the end of January.
Each day that passes without a national strategy, the experts say, will raise the ultimate U.S. death toll from the coronavirus.
Ken Dilanian"Unacast, which tracks movements via cellphone location data, has created a social distancing scoreboard, grading states on the extent to which residents are staying apart. Fourteen states got C's, another 14 got D's and one, Wyoming, got an F."
Ken DilanianEach day that passes without a national strategy, experts say, will raise the ultimate death toll. Right now, there aren't enough tests and gear as states compete to buy on the open market. States can't trace who has the virus and where it is spreading.
“Beijing’s push for global leadership is able to get so much tailwind by virtue of the relative absence of any U.S. leadership," one foreign affairs expert said.
Ken DilanianWith Italy in dire need of medical equipment, an economic superpower stepped in to help.
No, not the United States.
It was China.
As the U.S. struggles to stem the coronavirus, China positions itself as global leader nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u… via @nbcnews
Ken Dilanian“We’re bungling this in a fairly open and transparent manner,” said China expert Jude Blanchette of CSIS. “Beijing’s push for global leadership is able to get so much tailwind by virtue of the relative absence of any U.S. leadership.”