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 was are 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.
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."
- 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.
- 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.
- The third order Trump signed 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."