Donald Trump signs executive order giving police more authority

Ray Hunter
February 12, 2017

The actual number of officers shot a year ago was 64, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. "They were cordial, and so we continue to have good relations and will continue to do the best I can".

"Additionally, important to note is White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's recent comments that Sessions will follow President (Donald) Trump's lead with a preference to let cannabis regulation be a state's rights issue", Senter states in an email. During a January appearance on Fox News Channel, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer signaled that, as AG, Sen.

Now, as attorney general, Sessions is responsible for the entire immigration court system and implementing significant parts of the executive order which has already separated families, sparked protests, and enraged millions across the nation and internationally, the statement added.

As the president received praise from the chief, liberals on social media went ballastic at the idea of enforcing laws and supporting police.

On Wednesday, a coalition of liberal groups filed a lawsuit claiming that Trump overreached his constitutional authority by issuing the order.

As Attorney General of Alabama, he supported legislation that would have given mandatory death sentences to repeat drug sellers, including people who sold marijuana. The executive orders are in keeping with his commitment to represent law-and-order interests.

"In many of our biggest cities, 2016 brought an increase in the number of homicides, rapes, assaults and shootings", Trump said. "We will deploy the talents and abilities of the Department of Justice in the most effective way possible to confront this rise in crime and to protect the people of our country". "Today, I am afraid, that has become more important than ever", Sessions said in his prepared remarks.

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Stoking fears of a crackdown on immigrants and civil liberties, President Donald Trump on Thursday signed three executive orders addressing crime.

The actual language of the executive orders are not yet known. "Sessions will be an outstanding attorney general, because I believe he will restore the Department of Justice to an institution that believes in and enforces the rule of the law above politics".

But others said the executive orders purported to address problems that don't exist.

Put simply, the federal government has no business getting involved when local law enforcement is doing its job.

The IACP backs the creation of a national commission on criminal justice, which would have a more expansive mandate than a Justice Department task force on violent crime that Trump announced yesterday.

"If the chief legal officer for the United States and the president of the United States refuse to respect the properly-issued rulings from the federal court", Franke says, "what we have is a constitutional crisis of an enormous magnitude, and we should all be very anxious about this". "The president not only doesn't acknowledge these facts about our nation's safety, he persists in ignoring the all-too-real deaths of Black and brown people at the hands of law enforcement".

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