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New Trump Orders Float 'Defining New Crimes' Against Law Enforcement

11 February 2017

"I'm signing three executive actions today created to restore safety in America", Trump said, adding he was fulfilling another campaign promise. That's gonna stop as of today, ' Trump declared in remarks.

Through his presidential campaign Trump frequently cast himself as a "law and order" candidate who would reduce crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago - without articulating his plans to do so.

Trump has promised to reduce violent crime multiple times amid his claims that the country's murder rate is the highest it's been in 47 years.

Dozens of senior law enforcement officials have urged Donald Trump to abandon his draconian crackdown on crime and to instead revive efforts to reform the criminal justice system. "I think you have to", Trump said in response to a question from an African American audience member about what he would do as president to stop violence in the black community. It also opens the door for legislation "that will define new Federal crimes, and increase penalties for existing Federal crimes, in order to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers".

Jeff Sessions as the nation's newest U.S. Attorney General.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday said during his daily press briefing that the order is meant to ensure regulations already on the books "are meeting their intent and not stifling job creation at the extent of whatever they were intended to do".

The attorney general will "review existing federal laws to determine whether those laws are adequate to address [officers'] protection and safety", the order reads.

He told black churchgoers in OH that communities of colour have crime-ridden inner cities, no jobs and their schools are "no good".

Trump said one of the task forces will be focused specifically on the problem of violence against police. The actual number of officers shot a year ago was 64, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

One example involves the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recently proposed new rule that would eventually require advanced vehicle-to-vehicle communications in most new cars and trucks, allowing them to better avoid collisions, thereby saving lives thousands of lives, along with reducing insurance payouts and medical expenses by billions of dollars. He repeated the distortion again when speaking to US sheriffs at the White House on February 7. That is significant, as the Justice Department is in the midst of a heated court battle to defend Trump's now-frozen executive order barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. "That's not wrong, that's not immoral, that's not indecent".

Sessions declared, "We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the public safety, pulls down the wages of working Americans".

New Trump Orders Float 'Defining New Crimes' Against Law Enforcement