President Trump Sends a Blistering Message to Those Who Threaten Violence Against Police Officers

“These deaths fill our hearts with pain and with grief. Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation, and when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day, all of America bleeds blue. I want to send a message today to those who threaten violence against our police. We will protect those who protect us, and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty.”

President Trump Sends a Blistering Message to Those Who Threaten Violence Against Police Officers

We Say: San Antonio crime rates are ranked worse than Chicago.

San Antonio was recently ranked ahead of Chicago as the most dangerous city in the US with its highest violent crime rate and biggest increase among major US cities.

Combine that with the city’s sanctuary city policy and one could conclude that law enforcement has major challenges.

In his recent speech at the FBI National Academy, President Trump made it clear that he has the backs of law enforcement, even when city leaders, such as in San Antonio, do not.


Republished from Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charters, December 15, 2017. Image credit: Houston Chronicle/not covered by license. Contributor: Don Kirchoff.


President Donald Trump addressed the graduating class at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday.

The last president to do so was Dwight D. Eisenhower, so to call the occasion special is appropriate.

The president wanted police officers to know he has their backs 100 percent. And he did not mince words about his support.

Trump said:

“We as a country must do a better job showing our police officers the respect and gratitude that you have earned, so when you return home to your local precincts, I want you to deliver a message to your fellow officers. The president of the United States has your back 100 percent.”

The comment drew a big applause.

He continued with his emphasis of support and addressed the increase in violence in major cities in the United States.

“I will fight for you, and I will never ever let you down, ever. Now, more than ever, we must support the men and women in blue. In the last two years, America has seen a tragic rise in violent crime. In 2015 and 2016, we witnessed the steepest two-year consecutive increase in murders and nearly half a century,” Trump said. “When you look at what is going on in Chicago, what the hell is going on in Chicago? What the hell is happening there?”

Trump made it clear the violence in Chicago disturbs him:

“For the second year in a row, a person was shot in Chicago every three hours. You don’t think these people in this room can stop that? They would stop that. Just north of our nation’s capital, in Baltimore, someone was murdered nearly every day of this year. Police departments are overstretched, they’re underfunded, and they are totally underappreciated, except by me.”

Then, he addressed the attacks on law enforcement that seem to be all too prevalent today.

The president said:

“Instead of holding up our police as the role models and mentors they are, they have been subjected to malicious attacks on their character, their integrity. This anti-police sentiment is wrong and it is dangerous and we will not stand for it. Most concerning of all, we have seen an alarming increase in violent assaults hurried out against our police officers.

Last year, an officer was assaulted in America on average, every 10 minutes. In 2016, more than 140 officers lost their lives serving in the line of duty.”

The deaths of police officers are something he doesn’t take lightly. The president followed up with a suggestion of how such criminals should be handled:

“These deaths fill our hearts with pain and with grief. Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation, and when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day, all of America bleeds blue. I want to send a message today to those who threaten violence against our police. We will protect those who protect us, and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty.”

That really says it all.

You can watch the president’s comments in the video below:

 

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