Former President Donald Trump Rolls Out Comprehensive Law & Order Agenda
If he is re-elected, former President Donald Trump stated that he will implement a broad-based law-and-order agenda that will establish a federal authority for stop-and-frisk policies and new safeguards from lawsuits to help law enforcement tackle the growing crime wave sweeping across blue jurisdictions
In an interview with the right-wing outlet Just the News, Trump declared that Americans nationwide are at their wits end with the out-of-control crime that has engulfed much of the nation.
“You know, we’re a laughingstock all over the world,” he said at a Just the News presidential candidate townhall sponsored by the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). “No other country has this, where our police are great, but they’re not allowed to do anything because they’re standing there watching these kids walk out with very expensive items, destroying businesses. And then the business closes, and they have empty stores all over the place.”
Trump put forward several new proposals for fighting crime, which includes making the federal case for the very stop-and-frisk policies that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani implemented three decades ago to drastically reduce crime in the city that never sleeps.
“You have to also do a stop-and-frisk program,” he declared. “You know, we had stop and frisk in New York, Rudy Giuliani did it incredibly. … They did strong but fair stop and frisk. And it worked.”
“You’re gonna have to do it. And if you don’t do it, your cities, you can’t walk down the street,“ he continued. “These people, they go for a loaf of bread, they end up being shot and killed.”
Trump called on law enforcement officers to carry out more decisive crackdowns against criminal actors so that they understand there will be harsh consequences for their misbehavior.
“If you spent one really tough, vicious day and you tell them don’t ever do it again because if you do it again, people are going to get seriously hurt if you walk out of a store carrying two television sets under your arms. It would stop immediately. Stop immediately. All over the country,” he stated.
On top of that, Trump announced that he would work with Congress to establish new protections from lawsuits in order for police officers to feel more confident in clamping down on crime and punishing criminals in a way that establishes future deterrence.
“You’re not allowed to do anything because they (officers) don’t want to lose their family, their pension, their house, their wife. … And they say, ‘All right, look, we can’t do anything.‘ They’re told not to do anything,” Trump added.
“And one thing I’m going to do is on a federal basis, I’m going to indemnify any and all police officers from having a problem,” he emphasized. “Now people will say, well, that’s bad, because some will be bad actors. But it’s very few. But we’re going to indemnify the police. We’re going to indemnify the city. And we’re going to indemnify the state. … So that they can fight without having to worry about the fact that they’ll spend the next 10 years in court.”
Ultimately, law enforcement reform should be spearheaded by state governments. However, Trump has the right mindset here. For too long, the political class has dropped the ball on law & order. As a result, America’s once great cities have turned into mini-Gothams.
A nationalist approach to this problem is what’s needed to restore order. And Donald Trump is the only candidate in the 2024 election cycle who will bring about these reforms.