There is no doubt that former President Obama’s inflammatory rhetoric changed the social landscape in America, but not for the better. It instead transitioned us into a more lawless frontier, where police officers became the targets of retribution for what was perceived as racially motivated brutality by officers towards African-Americans.
Obama’s poorly thought out remarks incited more violence from the black communities who felt empowered to resolve their anger by rioting, looting and burning businesses in their own neighborhoods. So many officers have died simply because they were policemen.
But now that we have a new sheriff in town, President Donald Trump is doing his best to support those that serve and protect their communities.
According to the Political insider:
It all started when, after the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. for disorderly conduct, then-President Obama said:
“I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that he Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.”
“the incidents of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and other racially-sensitive tragedies which happened across America” fanned the flames!
But now, since Trump has been elected:
The police groups want to discuss the decrees with Jeff Sessions, Trump’s designee for attorney general who has voiced criticism of them, although any renegotiation would be legally complicated because all parties as well as a federal judge must approve any changes.
“There are certainly decrees that are inartfully applied that we’d like to see revisited,” said Jim Pasco, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union with 330,000 members. It endorsed Trump in September and has worked with Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, for years while lobbying Congress for pro-police policies.
“We’ve always found him a man who’s willing to listen to alternatives to a previously charted course,” Pasco said of Sessions.
An editorial for Police Magazine stated:
Trump, for all of his flaws and his mistakes on the campaign trail, seems to support law enforcement officers. A year ago he spoke in front of officers in the Northeast about his support for a federal death penalty for cop killers. He also actively sought the FOP’s endorsement and received it. “[Trump’s] made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement, and we’re proud to make a commitment to him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy,” National FOP President Chuck Canterbury told Politico.
Trump’s presidency is definitely having a positive impact upon the morale of police officers across the country since they now believe the president is on their side. Hopefully this will be the beginning of the end of the violence that we have seen expand in the past few years.
Source: The Political Insider