Trump Score Card
As President Trump 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.
4: Astonishingly then President Obama on several occasions said 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.
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 actions were taken.
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).
8/26/17: ICE officials arrested 114 illegal immigrants, many with criminal records, in 11-day New York enforcement sweep.
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 did Obama take away polices' tools and ability to stop the violence?