<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> government]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/government Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:38:11 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Trump says he won't rule out military response to Venezuela]]> http://gazette.com/trump-says-he-wont-rule-out-military-response-to-venezuela/article/1608952?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-says-he-wont-rule-out-military-response-to-venezuela/article/1608952?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that that he wouldn't rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country's descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro's power grab.

Speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump bemoaned the country's growing humanitarian crisis and declared that all options remain on the table — including a potential military intervention.

"We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I'm not going to rule out a military option," Trump volunteered, adding, "A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue."

Trump's comment mark a serious escalation in rhetoric for



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<![CDATA[U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality’]]> http://gazette.com/u.s.-police-chiefs-blast-trump-for-endorsing-police-brutality/article/1608214?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-police-chiefs-blast-trump-for-endorsing-police-brutality/article/1608214?custom_click=rss

Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from — or to outright condemn — President Trump’s statements about “roughing up” people who’ve been arrested.

The swift public denunciations came as departments are under intense pressure to stamp out brutality and excessive force that can erode the relationship between officers and the people they police — and cost police chiefs their jobs.

Some police leaders worried that three sentences uttered by the president during a Long Island, N.Y., speech could upend nearly three decades of fence-mending since the 1991 Los Angeles Police Department beating of Rodney King ushered in an era of distrust of police.



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