AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A majority of Austin EMS personnel say they've been assaulted while on the job in the last two years, according to an internal survey. Most first-responders also say they don't feel properly trained to address aggressive behavior. ATCEMS Chief Ernesto Rodriguez joins Marcel Clarke in the FOX 7 Austin studio to talk more about the ongoing issue.
Democratic presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment
Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim. The latest claim mirrors one offered during his confirmation process by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party.
When he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, Kavanaugh denied all allegations of impropriety .Read the full article
FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate
Ten Democrats seeking the presidency sparred Thursday night in a sprawling debate that put all qualifying contenders on the same stage for the first time.
Here's a look at how some of their claims from Houston stack up with the facts:
JOE BIDEN: "We didn't lock people up in cages, we didn't separate families."Read the full article
Andrew Yang, 2020 democratic hopeful, announces plans to give away $1K per month to 10 families
Businessman Andrew Yang is announcing plans to give away $1,000 a month to 10 families over the next year as part of his effort to prove the efficacy of his universal basic income campaign proposal.
Yang said during Thursday night's Democratic primary debate that he will randomly choose 10 families to receive $12,000 over the next year that will come from his campaign funds.
If elected president, Yang has proposed what he calls a "Freedom Dividend," which would give every citizen 18 and older $1,000 each month, something Yang says would address poverty and help Americans cover basic needs.Read the full article