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February 9, 2017

Prez Trump signs three crime-fighting executive orders, including one to create a “Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety”

As reported and summarized in this CBS News report, this morning "President Trump signed three executive actions Thursday aimed at bolstering law enforcement and targeting violent crime and criminal drug cartels." Here is more:

The first executive order, according to what Mr. Trump outlined during the signing ceremony in the Oval Office, is meant to direct the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to “undertake all necessary and lawful action to break the back of the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth and many other people.” The president signed the action Thursday after swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Among other powers, the action gives broad authority to increase intelligence and lawn enforcement information sharing with foreign powers in order to crack down on “transnational criminal organizations” and their subsidiaries. It also instructs an interagency panel to compile a report on crime syndicates within four months.

“These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery,” the order reads. “In particular, the trafficking by cartels of controlled substances has triggered a resurgence in deadly drug abuse and a corresponding rise in violent crime related to drugs.”...

The president signed two other actions Thursday, including one that creates a task force within the Justice Department dedicated to “reducing violent crime in America.” The “Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety” will have administrative and financial support from the Attorney General’s office, according to the text of the order.

The last action directs the DOJ to implement a plan to “stop crime and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers.” The order itself instructs the department to “pursue appropriate 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.” That recommended legislation could include “defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence.” The order also directs a thorough evaluation of all grant funding programs currently administered by the Justice Department.

I am intrigued by all three of these orders, but I want to read the full orders before I comment on these.  Helpfully, the White House now has them available via these links:

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

February 9, 2017 at 03:49 PM | Permalink


"lawn enforcement information"

I am intrigued. Is Clint Eastwood involved?

Posted by: Joe | Feb 9, 2017 6:15:32 PM

"...undertake all necessary and lawful action..."

"...lawn enforcement information..."

"...creates a task force..."

"... implement a plan..."

"... recommended legislation..."

Silly. Ridiculous.

The stench of the dirty lawyer traitor is rising from these sad and ridiculous announcements. They all stink, and are designed to waste time and money, protecting, privileging and empowering the criminal client of the lawyer profession.

Compare to this immediately effective, historic, simple announcement, the Intensified Oplan: Double Barrel-Alpha. We are going to ask you to stop what you are doing. Then we are going to kill you. And, they actually do.

"An unidentified body that was found with his head wrapped in packing tape, his hands tied behind his back and a cardboard sign that read, 'A pusher who won't stop will have his life ended,' on a street in Manila, Philippines.

Trump is weak, lawyer pussified, and a failure on crime.

Posted by: David Behar | Feb 9, 2017 9:47:48 PM

Trump's executive orders on this subject: much ado about nothing

Posted by: anon | Feb 10, 2017 10:17:31 AM

anon, Trump's above-referenced executive orders more aptly described as "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Posted by: anon2 | Feb 10, 2017 10:19:04 AM

Seriously, per anon's comment, I read the executive orders.

Two of them, including it being the policy of the U.S. to fight crime, does sound like pablum. I'm not sure about the third one which at least in tone suggests it might have more bite (though sadly the "blood" language isn't in the actual order).

OTOH, maybe the bland language will be applied in creative ways.

Posted by: Joe | Feb 10, 2017 11:17:40 AM

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