Monday, February 20, 2017

Trumpie Issues Executive Orders on Crime That Do Nothing

Meeting Expectations

Need further proof that the new President is all talk and little action.  Well here is his new policy on fighting crime, or to quote Gertrude Stein, ‘There’s no there there’

Trump Signs Orders to Combat Crime, With Little New in Them


WASHINGTON — At an Oval Office ceremony for the swearing in of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Trump announced that he was also going to sign three executive orders “designed to restore safety in America,” to “break the back” of cartels and “stop as of today” violence against the police.
The praise began arriving immediately. “I applaud President Trump for taking action to improve the security of our communities,” Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “President Trump’s executive orders are a good first step toward restoring law and order.”
Still, about 45 minutes later, when the White House released the actual text of the three orders, they turned out to contain few specific policy steps.
For example, the first, on combating international criminal cartels, largely consisted of stating opposition to such groups, and directed the government’s Threat Mitigation Working Group — which already existed because President Barack Obama established it back in 2011 — to review various efforts to battle them and “work to improve” those efforts.
And the other two, on reducing crime and preventing violence against law enforcement officials, directed Mr. Sessions to develop a strategy to achieve those goals by coordinating with other agencies, including at the state and local levels. The new attorney general is also to review existing laws and law enforcement grants and recommend changes if necessary.
President Trump signed an executive order after Jeff Sessions, right, was sworn in as attorney general. Vice President Mike Pence and Mr. Sessions’s wife, Mary, were also in the Oval Office. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
that look alone should scare criminals

Yeah, that ought to scare hell out of bad dudes bent on harming us.  Once again, Donald Trump, so much talk, so much vitriol, so much ignorance, so little action.

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