John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The U.S. Border Patrol expanded after Sept. 11, but was soon plagued with corruption. A new leader is trying to turn around the agency. We visited field agents to explore if the reforms are working.


Platform Check: Clinton, Trump Hold Polarized Positions On Immigration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Immigration is one of the most divisive issues in the presidential race. NPR takes a look at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's policy proposals on the subject.


Federal Crackdown Merely 'A Respite' For Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Justice Department has been trying to take down the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a violent prison gang. In 2014, 73 members were convicted. But a top ABT member says the group is bowed, not broken.


For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

Sunday, October 02, 2016

The "come and take it" flag, born of revolution, is a hallmark of Texas pride. But locals are angry that the motto has been co-opted by Second Amendment rights groups and T-shirt sellers.


Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

Monday, September 12, 2016

A group of inmates in Texas says poorly ventilated, steel and concrete cellblocks bake like ovens. The inmates are suing the state prison system, arguing the heat is killing older and infirm convicts.


From Homemade Weapons To Inmate Art, An Inside Look At Life Behind Bars

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Texas Prison Museum displays wooden guns that look real, shanks made from spoons and a chess set carved from soap. The item that gets the most attention? An electric chair nicknamed Old Sparky.


Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Friday, August 12, 2016

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.


In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.


Deadly Hot-Air Balloon Crash Renews Questions About Industry's Safety

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The accident in Central Texas that killed 16 people Saturday has resurfaced questions about regulation of commercial ballooning. The pilot had a troubled personal history and had gotten complaints.


Hot Air Balloon Crash Leaves At Least 16 Dead In Central Texas

Sunday, July 31, 2016

A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 passengers crashed early Saturday morning near Lockhart, Texas. There were no survivors. It's the worst such accident in U.S. history.


Dallas, A Grieving City, Honors Slain Officers; Awaits Obama's Visit

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A vigil was held Monday for those killed and wounded by a shooter. President Obama will speak at a Tuesday memorial, and those attending the vigil shared what they want to hear from the president.


In Dallas, An Already-Embattled Police Department Mourns

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dallas police, reeling from last week's shootings, already suffer from low pay and poor morale. But citizens have been rallying around officers, suggesting the events could be a turning point.


As Police Remain On High Alert, Dallas Comes Together In Mourning

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The city of Dallas is still reeling from the murders of five police officers. Residents are rallying around law enforcement but some warn they can't abandon peaceful protests.


Sniper Kills 5 Dallas Police Officers In Attack On Black Lives Matter Protest

Friday, July 08, 2016

A sniper fired on people gathered for a peaceful march to protest two recent police shootings of black men Thursday night, killing five Dallas police officers and wounding at least seven others, along with two civilians.


Dallas Stunned, Numb After Attack Targeting Police

Friday, July 08, 2016

The morning after the deadly attack on a protest over recent police shootings of black men around the U.S., the mood in Dallas is incredulous.


Deadlocked Supreme Court Fails To Revive Obama's Immigration Plan

Friday, June 24, 2016

The court's tie vote blocked the administration's controversial attempt to help millions of unauthorized immigrant families. The case goes back to the court of a conservative federal judge in Texas.


LGBT Self-Defense Site 'Pink Pistols' Gains Followers After Orlando Massacre

Thursday, June 23, 2016

An "LGBT self-defense" website called Pink Pistols run by a disabled man in Philadelphia has taken off since the Orlando massacre. The group's founder says his Facebook page has quadrupled in likes, and gun instructors all over the country have stepped forward to offer instruction for concealed carry licenses.


Families Of Undocumented Victims Of Orlando Face Unique Challenges

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Families of the 49 dead in the Orlando shooting are holding services, saying good-bye and arranging to bring bodies back home. But what happens if the person killed was living in the U.S. illegally?


Love And Mourning Hang Over Orlando

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Vigils, memorials and funerals are now happening several times a day around central Florida after last weekend's shooting. Nineteen of the 53 people injured remain hospitalized.


Obama, Biden Visit With Victims Of Orlando Mass Shooting

Thursday, June 16, 2016

President Obama and Vice President Biden traveled to Orlando Thursday to visit with victims of the nightclub shootings as well as police and hospital workers.