Americans demand law and order. Once again, President Trump delivers. He told the biased network media in no uncertain terms that “instead of targeting the brave men and women who provide” enforcement of the rule of law, we’re going to hold them accountable for their end of the bargain. “let’s enact standards,” he suggests, “as high and strong as there is on earth.”
Americans demand law and order
“Americans want law and order,” President Donald Trump informed closed-minded network reporters gathered for their regularly scheduled Rose Garden confrontation. They demand it, he insists. “They may not say it, they may not be talking about it, but that’s what they want.” Actually, Mr. President your supporters are demanding precisely that and they back you up proudly! It’s exactly why they elected him.
Deplorables aren’t happy. As Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council points out, in Minneapolis alone 1,025 homes and businesses went up in flames or were damaged by three weeks of riots and looting, so far. “It’s going to take a long, long time” to even quantify all the wreckage, experts insist, and it’s not over yet.
President Trump does not have the authority to declare an end to the city’s violence but he’s doing what he can. According to the FRC, he’s right on track. President Trump might not be able to order the city council to do their job, or even rethink their “ridiculous move to defund the police,” but he is doing something. “He can do his best to bring the situation under control using the power he has.” Police reform is a great place to start.
Closer ties with the community
Scott Turner, a spokesman for the White House, explains that “the president wants to promote closer ties between law enforcement and the community.” The first step to that is to “make sure that we’re training officers well.”
It’s only fair to the community to properly treat things like “mental illness, addiction or homelessness” through other support systems so cops don’t have to. Police officers aren’t meant to be social workers. Choke holds like the one used on George Floyd should be banned. It’s clearly excessive force. If officers defy the rules of law and order to do it anyway, “they’ll be held accountable.”
The bad apples have to be removed. As part of President Trump’s order, a national database will track officers who break the rules. Any officer who faced “disciplinary action or criminal convictions or termination” will be listed. That way “they can’t move from force to force freely.” The strategy is all about “accountability and transparency.”
Instead of riots in the streets and calls to defund the police, what we really need is “more information sharing, especially between police departments.” As Tony Perkins, a retired law enforcement officer explains, “in my experience, those residents wanted us there. They’d come up to our cars in the neighborhoods, and we’d have good conversations.”