Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions just did something to support cops Obama never did. And Black Lives Matter is trembling in their boots.
This past year saw the highest number of law enforcement fatalities in five years. 21 cops were ambushed, shot and killed.
According to Jonathan Thompson, Executive Director, and CEO of the National Sheriffs’ Association, there is one reason for this assault on law enforcement.
“Over the past few years’ law enforcement has been missing a key component to succeed in their jobs — federal government support.”
“While law enforcement is asked to do more and more with the ever-changing world of terrorism and public safety, the current administration has rolled-back much of the progress achieved through decades of effective policing through qualitative and quantitative resourcing. In return, the nation’s crime rates have risen faster than at any time in our modern history.”
“While the mood toward law enforcement at the federal level has degraded we now see how out of touch this administration has been with the public. The dialogue between the administration and those charged with protecting us has grown outright hostile, making their jobs even more difficult and dangerous.”
Whoa… is that bad Obama. Thompson continued,
“Law enforcement is gratified by the support and with a new executive branch administration comes new promise. Law enforcement knows that we have a federal partner with the nomination of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States.”
“The nation’s sheriffs and deputies know Sen. Sessions will support them because throughout his career he has been a crime fighter who seeks justice fairly.”
“Sessions supports solutions important to sheriffs and the law enforcement community. He understands the importance of the 1033 Program that provides excess, protective resources and equipment law enforcement needs to carry out their duty.”
“Sheriffs and deputies wake up each day knowing their lives may be in danger to keep our communities safe and protect the rule of law. They look forward to having an active ally in Attorney General Sessions to support them and do whatever necessary to make America safe.”
Wow. Imagine what a difference actually having an ally in the Federal government will make for law enforcement.