Politics

The big picture: How police brutality drives cities into debt

Police officers arresting someone after a police brutality protest
Police arresting a protestor against police brutality. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A new study has found that police brutality in cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Milwaukee has cost taxpayers $1.87 billion by accruing bonds from financial institutions.

The big picture: Beyond the ethical and legal issues it presents, police brutality and misconduct is also a financial problem, and communities across the country are left to pick up the tab.

First family fashion scandals

Melania Trump's visit to see migrant children in detention centers at the Mexican border quickly became about her fashion — an army green jacket with the words "I don't really care, do u?" in white letters on the back.

Why it matters: The first family will always face intense scrutiny for everything they do, especially in serious situations. And Trump is not the first to face outcry for fashionable bad optics.

HHS forms task force to reunite migrant children with families

Protestors hold signs in Texas to reunite families.
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The Department of Health and Human Services established a task force to reunify families that had been separated at the border, according to Politico.

The details: The "unaccompanied children reunification task force" was formed by the branch of HHS that responds to public health disasters, Politico reports. The order for the task force says, per Politico: "The Secretary of Health and Human Services has directed the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response assist the ACF Office of Refugee Resettlement with Unaccompanied Children Reunification."