Trump Vows To Increase Prosecutions And Protections For Violence Committed Against Police

Police officers have “had it with what’s going on” and deserve more protection from violent attacks, according to President Trump.

The Associated Press reported that Trump had told the Department of Justice to come up with new ways of preventing assaults on law-enforcement personnel and file criminal charges in more cases. President Trump signed a proclamation in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Week and Police Week.

During a White House meeting with officers, the president commented that “some of you have suffered greatly and we’re going to take care of it.” He added: “I want you to know that patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police. A very sad thing is that many of today’s politicians don’t want to say that, don’t want to talk about that because it’s not politically correct or they think it might hurt them with the voters. I will say it and I will talk about it proudly.”

In a speech at the 36th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service, outside the U.S. Capitol, Trump lamented that “attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society.” He argued that it is “time to work with our cops, not against them.” The president vowed to protect Americans from crime, and keep them “safe from terrorism and safe from all enemies — foreign and domestic.” He cited as his top responsibility the “requirement to ensure law-enforcement personnel are given tools and resources they need to do their jobs and come home to their families safely.”

According to The Washington Times, the president told his audience at the memorial service: “We are living through an era in which our police are subjected to unfair vilification and defamation — even worse, hostility and violence. More officers were slain last year in ambushes than in any year in more than two decades. We owe it to their memory to put truth before politics, justice before agendas, and to put the safety and security of the American people above everything else. … The attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now.”

Source: NewsMax
Photo: The White House /Flickr

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