Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House
- Author: Alfonso Moody Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 1:32
The president hosted police union leaders, including the head of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police. With more than 700 murders past year, Trump has called Chicago's violence "out of control".
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Angelo was the only president of a local municipal fraternal order of police to be personally invited to Washington by the Trump administration.
United States President Donald Trump has gained notoriety for his unapologetic assertiveness, despite much criticism against him.
President Trump also remarked that his highest duty is the security of our people and pointed to several actions that he's already taken to enhance our domestic security, including the creation of a Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime; an Inter-Agency Task Force to Dismantle Criminal Cartels; and historic action to secure our borders and remove criminals from our country. "Almost 700 more have already been shot since January of this year alone", Trump said. I ask, what is going on in Chicago?More news: 3500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrested
During the election and since becoming president on January 20, Trump has been bringing up Chicago's ongoing struggle to reduce violent crime in the city, threatening at one point to "send in the Feds". Sessions was at the meeting, too, along with Vice President Mike Pence, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the union. "Some of our members are anxious about losing their job for doing their job".
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"This administration not only is trying to bully law enforcement and make them [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] agents, but they're trying to bully immigrant families", Perez, who was former President Barack Obama's Labor secretary, said in a statement Monday. Angelo said the consent decree was not discussed during the meeting, but other issues were including standards for hiring and retaining officers, and reporting requirements that the union said has led to a decline in traffic stops.