President Trump signed three new executive orders this past weekend, designed to restore public safety and protect law enforcement, while focusing on rising crime rates.
The orders will help allocate desperately needed resources to law enforcement on the federal, state, and local levels.
The first order calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who engage in crimes against law enforcement officers.
The second establishes a task force, led by the new Attorney General, to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across America.
And the third order re-focuses the federal government’s energy and resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations, such as drug cartels.
“Our men and women in blue need to know that we are with them 100 percent as they patrol our streets,” Trump declared.
President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders Saturday to “restore public safety and protect law enforcement” while addressing rising crime rates in communities across the country.
The president’s first executive order directed newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who engage in crimes against law enforcement officers.” The second order established a task force led by Sessions with the purpose of reducing crime rates and restoring a sense of public safety. The third order cracked down on the “dismantling” of “transnational criminal organizations” by redirecting additional federal governments resources.
The series of new orders are the most significant action the president has taken to deliver on campaign promises to support law enforcement and combat rising crime in many communities.
Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said that these orders mark “the beginnings of what we’re calling a blue lives matter regime.”
During his campaign, President Trump vowed to support our men and women in blue fighting against an environment of criminal tolerance that has led to the loss of lives of far too many police officers.
“Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter,” Trump said adding that “supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves.”
And once again the President is turning campaign rhetoric into action.
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