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A protester stands with his left arm extended and fist clenched in front of a line of police officers in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that broke out Tuesday after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by an officer at an apartment complex. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Donald Trump, along with his henchman, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions promised to make his administration a ‘law and order’ administration. In direct response to the non-violent protests of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was itself organized to respond to police violence against Black civilians, Trump vowed to create a ‘police-friendly’ administration.

The three executive orders he issued last month make good on this promise. Although they are couched in language that appears to support a ‘safer’ nation (though it would seem that an emphasis on preventing mass shootings might be a bigger priority) a further reading of the orders suggests a plan to target communities of color with more incarceration and a reversal of police department reform that came after Dept. Of Justice investigations in Cleveland, Baltimore, Ferguson, MI and other cities. reports:

This month, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders that will intensify the criminalization of communities of color, under the false premise of the need to increase “law and order.” Leveraging public perception that crime is on the rise and the backlash against protesters, immigrants and grassroots efforts such as the Black Lives Matter movement, these executive orders ramp up policing efforts and federalize protections for police. Executive actions like these only worsen the continued criminalization of communities of color.

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23 thoughts on “What Trump’s Executive Orders On Crime Mean For Black Folks

  1. specialt757 on said:

    As far as the comment about blacks making better decisions, that’s such a broad statement, true in some ways but not ALL ways. Sometimes all you have to be in BLACK in the country and the strikes are against you. It’s not as if we can make the decision not to be black. We don’t get selected for jobs just because we’re black, and when we become president and attempt to move the country forward with the help of congress and the senate, we’re shot down. Why you ask? Simply because he was black.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    I don’t think there’s any black person here that don’t want crimes to stop in our communities, but it can’t be at ANY cost. We should not have a certified racist bigot prosecuting crimes against blacks in the community. As it’s already been proven, the KKK just traded their hoods for seats in the president’s cabinet. Don’t be foolish. If we can work together to find solutions with LAWMAKERS instead of being DIRECTED by a rush to prosecute blacks, defend police officers and need to fill prison work orders by an E.O. than just maybe we can move forward.

  3. ResponsibilityInControl on said:

    If our African America Communities decided to make better decisions and not break the law his changes wouldnt affect us.

    • Arthur Childress on said:

      Was your comment directed to me? If it was then let me be clear. I support “equal” justice under the law. Racial profiling under the guise of Stop and Frisk is not equal justice. If you are willing to subjugate your freedoms in the interest of crime prevention then go right ahead. You want to have an impact…become a jobs creator. Start a business, hire some young brothers… preferably ex-offenders THEN…we can talk!

      • Diane on said:

        And U can now drop the mic, my brotha. Maybe those iqnorant trolls will get to step-in.

  4. Arthur Childress on said:

    This is the first step in Sessions march to a FEDERAL Stop & Frisk Law which, when implemented, will make life miserable for Black men in urban centers across this country. Sessions is a racist, white supremacist, segregationist who can’t wait to bring apartheid to the big cities! May he rot in the deepest recesses of hell!

      • Arthur Childress on said:

        Please…don’t respond to my post with your juvenile commentary….Troll! And, this will be the last time I respond to your feeble-minded diatribe.

    • Diane on said:

      @chris. Another clapped back. Sooner or later you will disappear. We’ve grown tired of your ass, and your “l think l knw it all” comments.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      Sessions has absolutely zero history of racism, segregation, or white supremacy. You are the perfect puppet for the Democrats Sir Arthur. Parrot their party lines (lies), sit back and hope they take care of you, ignore the fact that they do nothing for the black community, and then foolishly given them your vote again. You are Linus in the pumpkin patch.

  5. Really on said:

    It’s not like he cares. Just more reason to let police shoot and kill more blacks lock up more for the private priso business that’s going to be booming using them for free labor. Some say prez Obama did nothing for blacks . Blacks need to do for themselves. The men in spits don’t care .never have never will.

  6. “…. non-violent protests of the Black Lives Matter movement….” Really, non violent?
    “(though it would seem that an emphasis on preventing mass shootings might be a bigger priority)” How many of these mass shootings were black on black crime? How many of these shootings are gang related? God forbid Trump tries to stop shootings, especially in Chicago. Tonya Pendleton is another leftist house negro to keep black people uninformed. Tonya did not once ask why Obama did nothing to stem blacks shooting blacks.

    • Diane on said:

      The only thing trump is to me, is a pain in the ass. He’s painful to listen to and he’s damn sure painful to look at. Yuck!!!!!’

      • jhuff on said:

        At least you are hearing from Trump you heard nothing from Obama and you wouldn’t be hearing anything from Jack-o -lantern had she been elected

  7. I don’t care for the president but if it can stop these mass killing (black on Black) especially in Memphis and Chicago, I’m all for it. I’m tired of seeing our black mothers crying.

  8. OK how many blacks have been killed in Chicago? Obama stood by and let the Genocide take place and now Trump wants to put a stop to it, and that’s a bad thing??? I guess violence and despair are part of our genetic make-up and culture

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