Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Week

Democracy in Crisis: Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Week

President Trump met with law enforcement leaders twice this week, saw Jeff Sessions confirmed as top cop, and signed three tough-on-crime executive orders, which were then condemned by an organization composed of some of the nation’s top law enforcement officers.

Here’s how Trump’s tough-on-crime week went down:

Trump met with law enforcement brass from major cities on Wednesday and said there would be a “zero-tolerance policy for acts of violence against law enforcement,” adding that we need “national action” to deal with crime in Chicago and declaring that since drugs are “afflicting our nation like never, ever before,” we need to be “ruthless” in the fight against them. “We’re going to stop these drugs from poisoning our people,” he said.…

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