Unusual alliance seeks policing reforms in New Mexico
The bill has grown out of recommendations from a bipartisan civil rights commission created after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. The proposed Civil Rights Act from Democratic state legislators is confronting near-unified opposition from a long list of sheriffs and law enforcement associations. AdThe bill builds on the recommendations of a civil rights commission, chartered by the Legislature and Gov. “The general consensus across law enforcement, across the state?” said Mace, chairman of the New Mexico Sheriffs' Association. “It's an all-out attack on law enforcement.”AdOn Monday, Americans for Prosperity announced a petition and advertising campaign in support of reforms to police immunity provisions.
UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants
FILE - In this file dated Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, British Home Secretary lawmaker Priti Patel, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Relations between British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerrys chilled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in a spat about the treatment of migrants. The Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet Monday at Britains interior minister, Home Secretary Priti Patel, who has vowed to stop asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from France to England in small boats. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerrys chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants. Hundreds of people have made the dangerous crossing in the past weeks of calm summer weather.
New Ben & Jerry's flavor highlights criminal justice reform
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Justice ReMix'd is Ben & Jerry's newest flavor, but it's more than just delicious. The ice cream company says it's been created with "a sweet swirl of justice under the lid." The idea is to bring awareness to the justice needed when it comes to systemic racism and criminal justice reform. Ben & Jerry's says a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Justice ReMix'd will go to Advancement Project National Office to support their work in criminal justice reform. The special pints are available in stores and in Ben & Jerry's ice cream shops.
Ben & Jerry's founders create Bernie Sanders ice cream flavor
The founders of Ben & Jerry's claim to have the answer, and they've put it inside a new flavor called Hot Cinnamon Ice Cream. It has "one very large chocolate disc on top and a (very stiff) butter toffee backbone going down the middle," according to Sanders' campaign website. The ice cream is not affiliated with the popular ice cream company. Cohen, who is a Sanders campaign co-chair, personally designed the Hot Cinnamon Ice Cream flavor, according to the website. Cohen often jokes that if Sanders is elected president, he will be appointed as "minister of ice cream."