Police Breathing Sigh Of Relief After Trump's New Order, BLM Won't Be Happy

Former President Barack Obama put policies in place that enabled police to be sued when doing their job if anyone accused them of violating someone's civil rights. Under the Trump administration, that's all going to change, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lawsuits against police will be scaled back.

Violent crimes have been on the rise, especially those involving guns. Most of the victims of violence are minorities, particularly African-Americans. As black-on-black crime skyrocketed in some cities, law enforcement officers became the scapegoats. They were condemned when their attempts to subdue a person of color posing a threat ended tragically. Cities, police departments, and individual officers faced civil rights lawsuits and lives were ruined.

The former POTUS exacerbated the problem by prompting the Department of Justice into opening more and more investigations. Many feel that this only led to the increase in the crime rate, since officers felt restrained in their ability to protect and serve.

Monday, A.G. Sessions says that the DOJ will reverse the former Obama policies. Under President Donald Trump, the DOJ will be discouraging lawsuits against law enforcement officers doing their jobs.

"We need, so far as we can, to help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness. And I'm afraid we've done some of that," said Sessions during a meeting of state attorneys general. "So we're going to try to pull back on this."

Sessions believes in the long run, the move will benefit minorities rather than pose a threat. Alarming crime rates will begin to decline again. "We need to return to the ideas that got us here, the ideas that reduce crime and stay on it. Maybe we got a bit overconfident when we've seen the crime rate decline so steadily for so long," said Sessions.

Sessions, who has long voiced opposition to legalizing marijuana, says another objective will be to review the DOJ's policy on enforcing federal pot prohibition laws. "I don't think America will be a better place when more people, especially young people, smoke pot."

Source: NBC News
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