GRADING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERFORMANCE
FACTS ARE VERIFIED WITH LINKS TO LIBERAL, INDEPENDENT AND CONSERVATIVE SOURCES
As President Trump first took office on Jan 21, 2017 crime was on the rise in recent years (although not nearly close to the all time high crime numbers in the early 1990s and 1970s) including the highest murder rate in 6 years.
1: Violent crime was rising in US cities and across the country in 2016.
2: Fatal shootings of police officers in 2016 up more than 50% than the previous year.
3: Overall officer fatalities had increased by 20% in 2016 totaling 118 officers being killed in the line of duty and 57,180 assualted.
4: Astonishingly then President Obama on several occasions made controversial statements against police officers across the country, even suggesting they were racist. Although the facts did not back up his claim including these 7 glaring facts, one which shows black males have made up 42% of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6% of the population.
5: Under President Obama, back in 2016, Homeland Security and FBI warned that Antifa, the left wing anarachist group responsible for countless riots in America, was getting more violent. But no real actions were taken by the Obama administration.
Note: According to FBI statitsics, there are an estimated 12.1 million arrests each year in America. The number of fatal police shootings average just under 1,000 each year. This results in 0.007% of arrests resulting in fatal police shootings annually in America.
UPDATE: Crime under President Trump in 2017 was the second-lowest rate since 1990 as overall crime, violent crime and murder fell from the two previous years. In addition the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dropped in 2017 from 2016, marking the second-lowest in 58 years.
2/9/17: Trump signs three new executive orders on crime reduction that are "designed to restore safety in America" after stating "criminal cartels" are "destroying the blood of our youth."
- Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. One of the orders, aimed at "reducing crime and restoring public safety," directs Jeff Sessions (Attorney General) to establish a new Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. The Task Force will develop "strategies to reduce crime, including, in particular, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime," propose new legislation, and submit at least one report to the President within the next year.
- Enforcing Federal Law With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking. A second executive order, aimed at combating transnational drug cartels, proscribes steps for various federal agencies to "increase intelligence" sharing among law enforcement partners. The order also instructs an existing inter-agency working group to submit a report to Trump within four months detailing the progress made in combating criminal organizations, "along with any recommended actions for dismantling them." "I'm directing Department of Justice and the Department of 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 other people," Trump said.
-Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers. The third order Trump signed on February 9th was directed the Justice Department to use existing federal law to prosecute those who commit crimes against law enforcement officers. "It's a shame what's been happening to our great, truly great law enforcement officers," Trump said at the signing ceremony. "That's going to stop as of today."
5/12/17: President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting the federal government's notorious vulnerability to cyber threats, mandating one set of standards and making the heads of each government agency responsible for security.
6/1/17: President Trump signed a bill called "Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act of 2017" to make it easier for public safety officers and their families to make death or disability claims.
6/14/17: Federal officials rounded up close to 40 members of MS-13 in NYC and Long Island in the 30 days following vows by Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on the gang, known for terrorizing immigrant communities. The agencies formed “Operation Matador” last month — together with the NYPD, the Suffolk County Police Department and the Nassau County Police Department — following a high-profile visit by Sessions to Long Island to address the suburban enclave’s growing concerns about MS-13 violence.
6/30/17: Trump accounced he was sending 'federal help' to stem the Chicago violence. We say ...Well, its about damn time!! This move should have been implemented 3 years ago by the Obama administration. Why did President Obama sit back and watch his home town of Chicago get innundated with violent crime? Who knows. Astonishingly Chicago was responsible for nearly half of 2016's increase in homicides in the US, though national crime rates stayed near historic lows. The murder rate in Chicago jumped dramatically in 2016 to 27.7 homicides per 100,000 residents.
7/28/17: Under Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted the MS-13 gang, deporting more than 2,700 criminal gang members fiscal 2017 year, up from 2,057 in the entire previous fiscal year. 643 more gang members arrested than in 2016 with still half the fiscal year to go.
8/5/17: Illegal firearms prosecutions up 23%. The number of defendants charged with unlawful possession of a firearm increased nearly 23 percent in the second quarter of 2017 (2,637) from the same time period in 2016 (2,149).
8/25/17: A District of Columbia Federal Judge has approved a government warrant seeking information about users and subscribers to an anti-Trump website which has been linked to rioting (which already led to over 200 arrests) during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., but he added protections to safeguard "innocent users."
8/28/17: Keeping to his "law and order President" promise, Trump lifted Obama's military gear ban for local police. Reversing an Obama-era policy, President Trump removed restrictions on the kinds of surplus military gear the Defense Department can turn over to local police departments. The executive order "will ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job and send a strong message that we will not allow criminal activity, violence, and lawlessness to become the new normal," he said. We believe the question here is with all the disturbing, violent and growing incidents of riots by left wing groups why would Obama take away polices' tools and the ability to stop the violence?
9/25/17: The Trump administration announced that it’s rescinding college-rape policies put in place by President Obama. Betsy DeVos, the secretary of the Department of Education officially revoked the Obama administration’s decision which mandated college sexual assault cases by pressuring universities to investigate all cases. Under Obama's mandate, federal funding would be withheld against universities that did not follow through. Obama helped get his policy passed by inaccurately claiming 1 out of 5 women are victims of sexual assualt in college. Under the new Trump era policy the guidance requires universities to provide the same information to both parties, give equal access to procedures (only one side cannot receive the right to cross examine or have a lawyer present), and ensure the decision-makers do not have conflicts of interest. Why do we believe this is the right decision? Simple. Under the Obama policy the accussed were given absolultely no due process, including not receiving rights to cross examine or have a lawyer. There were too many cases of innocent college men being wrongly accused, without getting due process, just so colleges would guarantee themselves federal funding.
10/19/17: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has seen its influence and power expand under President Trump, whose efforts to bolster border security and crack down on illegal immigration have run through the youngest federal department. Homeland Security, established just 15 years ago after the Sept. 11 attacks, has enjoyed greater visibility and influence as Trump has pledged to establish “law and order” and build a wall at the southern border.
10/23/17: President Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he’s designated the MS-13 street gang as a priority for the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces — enabling authorities to target the gang with broader array of federal resources. “Now they will go after MS-13 with a renewed vigor and a sharpened focus,” Mr. Sessions said Monday as he addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia. “Just like we took Al Capone off the streets with our tax laws, we will use whatever laws we have to get MS-13 off of our streets.”
11/16/17: Law enforcement authorities, on yet another sweep,called "Operation Raging Bull" arrested more than 250 suspected members and associates of MS-13 during a recent six-week operation targeting the violent street gang across the U.S.
11/16/17: Under President Trump more than 1,200 MS-13 gang members have been convicted so far this year and about 4,000 have been arrested and charged in several sweeps. ICE has made 345 MS-13 gang arrests on Long Island and in the surrounding New York City area since May alone.
12/15/17: President Trump once again vowed to throw "the savages of MS-13" the "hell out of the country." "To any member of MS-13 listening," Trump said, "I have a message for you: We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country."
1/19/18: Trump signed the Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which renewed the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program. The tool is used to combat criminal activity overseas. authorizes the Intelligence Community to target the communications of non-U.S. persons located outside the United States for foreign intelligence purposes. A key anti-terror tool that has helped to thwart numerous terror plots.