At Thursday's swearing in of new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on drug cartels and crime, signing a third that would introduce penalties for those who commit violence against law enforcement.
"I'm signing three executive actions today designed to restore safety in America,” Trump said. “Very important. All very important."
If you were wondering, yes, there was total disregard for black and brown people who have been the target of law enforcement brutality and an unjust prison sentences for almost a century.
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Nevertheless, Trump called for the new attorney general to “make recommendations to the President for legislation to address the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, including, if warranted, legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes.”
Smiling by his side, Sessions looked overjoyed to be there despite the national outrage for him getting the job in the first place.
“We have a crime problem,” Sessions said in regards to the allegedly crime problem. “This is a dangerous, permanent trend."
According to the FBI, there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation in 2015. While that was an increase from 2014 figures, the 2015 violent crime total was 0.7 percent lower than the 2011 level and 16.5 percent below the 2006 level.