As the 2024 presidential election season begins to heat up with Nikki Haley’s entry, former President Donald Trump is continuing to release his policy plan in order to secure another term in the Oval Office. On Monday, Trump unveiled his “plan to keep American communities safe,” citing the “cesspools of bloodshed and crime” that have been created by the “Defund the Police” Democrats.
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Trump’s second-term strategy involves expanding and reinforcing measures taken during his initial tenure, including Operation Legend. He has committed to authorizing an unprecedented amount of funding to recruit, retain, and train law enforcement officers across the country. Additionally, Trump aims to enhance crucial liability protections for officers. He plans to link his increased investment in police and other federal law enforcement grants with a “return to proven common sense policing measures,” like stop and frisk.
Furthermore, Trump has made a commitment to instruct the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to “dismantle every gang, street crew, and drug network in America,” and has suggested that drug traffickers should face the death penalty. He intends to guarantee that law enforcement agencies receiving federal funding are “strictly enforcing current gun laws against convicted felons, putting pressure on the open use of illegal drugs, and collaborating with ICE to get criminal foreigners off our streets and out of the country.”
Additionally, Trump has committed to pursuing the “extremist Marxist prosecutors” who are eliminating cash bail, declining to prosecute crimes, and yielding cities to violent offenders. He plans to accomplish this by instructing the Department of Justice to initiate civil rights probes into these jurisdictions, and will pursue legislation that would allow individuals harmed by lenient prosecutors to sue local officials for damages and distress.
Finally, Trump intends to provide citizens with the ability to safeguard themselves when prosecutors and law enforcement agencies are ineffective. He advocates for “concealed carry reciprocity,” arguing that citizens’ Second Amendment rights should not be confined by state borders. He also plans to terminate the progressive control of school discipline and juvenile justice, and to deploy federal resources such as the National Guard to reestablish safety in cities where lawlessness and disorder have taken hold.
Trump’s policy proposal represents a holistic strategy for addressing crime and disorder in the United States. He has pledged to provide further policy recommendations aimed at addressing homelessness and supporting individuals contending with drug addiction or mental illness, as part of his initiative to “restore public safety to America.” Whether voters will embrace his plan during the 2024 election cycle is yet to be determined.
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