President Donald Trump on Thursday morning signed three executive orders meant to bolster support for the law enforcement community, reduce crime, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations.
In the president's executive order titled "Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers," the president stated that is shall be the policy of the executive to:
Further, the order directs newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "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."
The orders were signed after the swearing in of new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In comments made during the swearing in ceremony, President Trump declared that a "new era of justice begins and it begins right now."