BTR News: Trump’s Attack On Syria, The Police State, Arizona Passes School Choice Legislation


Trump on Syria’s Assad: ‘Something should happen’
Before launching a military strike on a Syrian government target, President Donald Trump said Thursday that “something should happen” with regard to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the wake of this week’s chemical attack, which US officials say he perpetrated.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) talks about the chemical attack in Syria 

Nearly 300 died in Mosul airstrike, making it one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent memory
Iraqi officials said Wednesday that they had removed nearly 300 bodies from the site of an apparent airstrike in west Mosul, the largest civilian death toll since the battle against Islamic State began more than two years ago and among the deadliest incidents in decades of modern warfare.

Trump’s Justice Department is taking backward steps
Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t know much about how the police in Ferguson, Missouri, treat black citizens. He didn’t bother to read the Justice Department report that found that Ferguson’s municipal government has historically acted as if black residents were trespassers, to be rousted and fined for petty offenses and jailed if they couldn’t pay up.

Bureau policies have been crafted to take into account the active presence of domestic extremists in U.S. police departments.

Arizona didn’t pass school vouchers, but it did go bold on school choice 
The Associated Press reports Friday morning that Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a major school voucher expansion bill. In reality, the bill didn’t expand school vouchers (which are unconstitutional in Arizona), but it did expand education savings accounts, an even bigger leap forward for school choice.

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