Some Trump orders are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 10, 2017,
Feb 10, 2017, 22:23
He further said, "Thirdly, I'm directing Department of Justice to implement a plan to stop crime and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers".
Trump's executive order on violence against law enforcement, which would enhance protections for officers and could introduce new mandatory minimums for those who attack them, also rests on nuanced data.
These orders will go a long way toward healing the law enforcement community and empowering police officers to feel confident and secure in their chosen profession. "That is going to stop as of today".
Last month, President Trump signed an executive order meant to spur massive deregulation - or at least curb new regulations - by requiring that for each new rule issued by a federal agency, at least two rules would have to be undone.
The executive order on crime reduction will make Sessions create a new task force on crime reduction and public Safety. Some advocates worry that he is not adequately concerned, though, with police abuses and those killed by police.
The groups argue that Trump's January 30 order exceeds his authority under the Constitution and will block important health, safety and environmental protections without taking the benefits of those rules into account.
After being sworn in, Sessions made brief remarks about crime and illegal immigration.
One of the directives calls for tackling crimes against police officers, which right-wing groups claim is a growing problem and have used the issue to discredit groups like Black Lives Matter who are fighting and protesting against the continued police killings of Black people.
"I can't even imagine what a crime against a police officer could be", Johnetta said."The possibilities are literally endless".
The plaintiffs, including Public Citizen, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), are asking the U.S. District Court for D.C.to issue a declaration that the order-which requires a $0 net cost for new rules this fiscal year-is not lawful and bar the agencies from putting it into effect.
"I wish the rise that we're seeing in crime in America today were some sort of aberration or a blip", he said.
That was perhaps a reference to criticism directed at one of Sessions' predecessors, former Attorney General Eric Holder, by some local law enforcement officials who saw him as insensitive to the challenges of their jobs and as overly sympathetic to the concerns of black protesters. He said at his confirmation hearing last month that he was concerned that a recent uptick in homicides in American cities could become a trend.
Warning that Trump's order threatens to "repeat this mistake", the officials said the president should understand "we can not fund all crime fighting tactics" and that police and prosecutors should focus their time and money on fighting a recent uptick in violent crime.
"It's time to dismantle the gangs terrorizing our citizens, and it's time to ensure that every young American can be raised in an environment of decency, dignity, love and support", Trump said at the event on Wednesday.