PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST FEDERAL, STATE, TRIBAL,
AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to:
(a) enforce all Federal laws in order to enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, and thereby all Americans;
This indicates that the existing federal laws protecting law enforcement has not been executed enough to protect law enforcement, and that they will be federally executed to the fullest of its order in order to enhance it's charge. The current Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) of 2004 and 2010 ammedments provide law enforcement, including retired, transit and constables to have power over state law to possess concealed weapons to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest or apprehension under section 807(b) of title 10, United States Code (article 7(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice); For the most part, it is a 'would be" fair law, however, in the face of proven unfair systematic racism that exists in law enforcement and its practices, the enforcement to the fullest can be construed differently on each and every circumstance.
(b) develop strategies, in a process led by the Department of Justice (Department) and within the boundaries of the Constitution and existing Federal laws, to further enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers; and
(c) pursue appropriate legislation, consistent with the Constitution's regime of limited and enumerated Federal powers, that will define new Federal crimes, and increase penalties for existing Federal crimes, in order to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.
The terms violence against law enforcement needs to be more definitive, especially in cases of resisting arrest, transparency and accountability when it referes to African Americans being apprehended by law enforcement.
Sec. 2. Implementation. In furtherance of the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the Attorney General shall:
(a) develop a strategy for the Department's use of existing Federal laws to prosecute individuals who commit or attempt to commit crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
Develop a strategy for the Justice Department to enforce laws nationally for persons who committ, or even ATEMPT to commit, crimes of violence against law enforcement will allow the harsher punishment to be placed on the smallest of offenses including alleged ones. Attempt means "an act of trying to achieve something, typically one that is unsuccessful or not certain to succeed."
(b) coordinate with State, tribal, and local governments, and with law enforcement agencies at all level., including other Federal agencies, in prosecuting crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers in order to advance adequate multi-jurisdiction prosecution efforts;
(c) review existing Federal laws to determine whether those laws are adequate to address the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
(d) following that review, and in coordination with other Federal agencies, as appropriate, make recommendations to the President for legislation to address the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, including, if warranted, legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes;
(e) coordinate with other Federal agencies to develop an executive branch strategy to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
to enforce and infringe upon the policies and procedures of other law enforcement agencies lawfully incorporating those of the justice department.
(f) thoroughly evaluate all grant funding programs currently administered by the Department to determine the extent to which its grant funding supports and protects Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers; and
(g) recommend to the President any changes to grant funding, based on the evaluation required by subsection (f) of this section, including recommendations for legislation, as appropriate, to adequately support and protect Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.
The underlying message of (f) and (g) gives the executive and justice department authority over the funding of programs that not only protect the safety of law enforcement, but the ability to rescind funds for programs that are designed to create oversight on law enforcement and its force against citizens. Therefore, a program can be financially decimated by executive and/or the justice department.
These times are reminiscent and reeks of eras of Woodrow Wilson when he took office in 1913 after the Reconstruction period and enacted and enforced Jim Crow state and local laws enforcing racial segregation; and the Nixon election of 1971 with his failed "Drug Wars" and racially biased criminal justice laws. We have to scrutinize and evualate all that is being done in this new administration. It is imperative that we study and understand the past in order to contemplate on the future. And as always stated, "Hear what's being said, in order to listen to what's not" and there you will find truth behind the lies cries.