To say that during the previous administration the relationship between the President Barack Obama’s Justice Department and local law enforcement departments and officers was seriously strained was the epitome of understatements. Besides the snide, disrespectful comments emanating from the White House, the nation’s police officers had to endure listening to anti-police sentiments echoing in the broadcast and cable news outlets.
An enormous amount of time and taxpayer money was spent by two U.S. Attorneys General to conduct what many cops believed were politically-motivated “dog and pony shows.” Even the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate accused police officers of being racists, uncaring and out-of-touch with minorities especially African Americans and Hispanics. She also likened U.S. cops to jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. The Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.
The Trump Administration is committed to reducing violent crime. In 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings rose by 50 percent over the past four years There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.
Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.
Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.
It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and President Donald Trump will fight for the safety of every American, and especially those Americans who have not known safe neighborhoods for a very long time.