Skip to comments.Trump order to ban chokeholds unless officer's life in danger
Posted on 06/16/2020 10:27:48 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on police reform amid a broad national debate sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has itself led to heightened calls to address racial justice issues in the United States.
Trump held a Rose Garden event to sign the order, the text of which has yet to be released by the White House.
What is needed now is not more stoking of fear and division. We need to bring law enforcement and communities closer together, not to drive them apart, Trump said.
The executive order would use federal funding to incentivize police departments to improve training on the use of force and de-escalation techniques, administration officials said in a briefing ahead of the president's remarks. They said it also aims to strengthen information sharing so the federal government can better track officers who have excessive use of force complaints.
Trump offered few details on the legislation, though he said that chokeholds will be banned except for situations where an officers life is at risk. It is not clear who would make that judgement. Administration officials have said local leaders will largely shoulder the responsibility of getting law enforcement to comply.
The president said additional funding will be allocated to help police departments deal with homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness.
We must build upon our heritage, not tear it down, and we must cherish the principles of Americas founding as we strive to deliver safe, beautiful and elegant justice and liberty for all, Trump said shortly before signing the order.
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No choke the chicken hold.
I love Trump, but trying to federalize law enforcement is a mistake.
Well, if the states have freely chosen to give up their sovereignty to the feds, then ideally the citizens of the states should object and do something to reverse that.
However, in reality, the states haven’t had any real sovereignty since 1865, so nobody is going to pick that hill to die on.
Yepper! I guess that gets a million more votes fer Biden.... that’ll show ‘em.
No more constitutional than the governors issuing unilateral lockdown orders.
What’s unconstitutional? There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the Feds can’t offer the states money and then put conditions on the receipt of that money.
It may result in things that the founders didn’t intend, but they certainly didn’t put anything in the Constitution to forbid it. If that was an oversight, then the proper way to fix that is to pass an amendment. Good luck with that.
Officers A and B are partners. They go to a crime scene. The suspect pulls a gun on Officer A. Officer B come up behind the suspect, grabs him by the neck, and forces him to drop the gun. Technically, Officer B just violated the president's order, since it wasn't his life that was in danger, but his partner's.
So all the feds have ever had to do to become a totalitarian power is to send funds to the states? I don’t think so. They have done so but illegally, not constitutionally.
Draconian policy changes based on isolated incidents magnified 1000x by broadcast media and readily accepted by an audience of feeble mind. What could go wrong?
Here we go again.
You don’t understand the presumptions of the Constitution based on, among other things, the Declaration of Independence.
The Constitution CREATED the feds and DELEGATED to the feds certain LIMITED enumerated powers. If it is NOT in the Constitution, it is NOT a federal power.
Read and re-read the Ninth and Tenth Amendments which help spell this out.
“If it is NOT in the Constitution, it is NOT a federal power.”
The power to tax and distribute funds from those taxes back to the states IS an enumerated federal power, dumbass.
Very reasonable...and fitting.
He didn’t die from that either.
Sounds like something out of the Obama playback — “just words” to placate the irrational hysteria.
All Trump did was let the left know that their tactics are working.
Rather than focussing on Terrorist groups BLM and Antifa .
We go after the cops .
Brilliant Learjet lib Javanka ideas strike again .
This is for show, and it shows nothing. EOs have no authority over state employees.
Governors have emergency powers under state laws. When governors invoke their emergency powers, they can do just about anything.
President Trump invoked his emergency powers on March 13th when he declared a National State of Emergency.
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