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Obama Started Police Reforms - Trump Undid Them

Trump says Obama didn't reform policing — but he did. Then the president ditched it.
Fact check: A look at the false claim that the previous administration was nowhere on an issue roiling the nation then and now.
 
June 16, 2020, 4:18 PM CDT / Updated June 16, 2020, 5:08 PM CDT
By Jane C. Timm

 

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that his predecessor did not take action on reforming police — even though it was under Trump that several Obama-era changes were scrapped.

"President Obama and Vice President Biden never even tried to fix this during their eight-year period. The reason they didn't try is they had no idea how to do it," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden before he signed an executive order that encourages police departments to adopt high standards, like banning chokeholds unless the life of the officer is at risk, and to create a database of excessive force complaints.

 

But Obama, the nation's first Black president, who confronted and addressed race and racism frequently, did take action to reform police and try to reduce bias in law enforcement. The Trump administration is well aware of that, too: It unraveled those changes.

 

"He said President Obama did nothing on police reform, but the fact is they made a lot of progress and President Trump rolled it back," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday.

Biden's deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, said, "Donald Trump says President Obama and Vice President Biden didn't do anything on policing reform, but he knows that isn't true because he has spent the past three years tearing down the very reforms the Obama-Biden administration pursued."

 

In August 2017, Trump reversed an Obama policy that banned the military from selling surplus equipment to police, a measure that had been put in place amid criticism over the armored vehicles, tear gas and assault rifles used to control protests after the police killing of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.

 

Those reports were used to demand change and negotiate consent decrees, legal agreements between local police and the Justice Department mandating reforms enforceable by courts.

 

Sessions spoke out against a consent decree being finalized in early 2017 in Baltimore, saying he feared it would make the city less safe, and his Justice Department sought to delay it. (A federal judge declined to go along.) And in 2018, Sessions gave a speech in Chicago calling a consent decree between Illinois' attorney general and Chicago Police Department a "colossal mistake," even though Obama's Justice Department had found widespread use of excessive force aimed at people of color.

 

Shortly before the president fired him amid complaints over his handling of the Russia investigation, Sessions issued a memo dramatically limiting the Justice Department's practice of using consent decrees. The Justice Department, he wrote, "should exercise special caution before entering into a consent decree," for fear of depriving states of their rights and control over their budgets.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-obama-didn-t-reform-policing-he-did-then-n1...


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Trump undoing the police reforms that Obama started show what a racist he truly is. The truth needs to be told and the Republicans need to stop hiding the truth about Trump.


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Department of Justice investigation and report on Ferguson.  Not just the corrupt police but the corrupt court and mayor.

 

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_polic... 

 

The resulting President's Task Force for 21st Century Policing.  It is the gold standard of police reform around the nation. 

 

https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/taskforce/taskforce_finalreport.pdf 

 

 

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IMPOTUS's dig at Obama and Biden earned him 4 Pinocchios on the Fact Checker today.

 

Trump’s false claim that Obama ‘never even tried to fix’ police brutality

 

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@MsStretch wrote:

IMPOTUS's dig at Obama and Biden earned him 4 Pinocchios on the Fact Checker today.

 

Trump’s false claim that Obama ‘never even tried to fix’ police brutality

 


I am surprised that tRump's nose fits through the doorway to the oval office !   ROFLMAO !!!!


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

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Plus his pants are on fire !


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

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Plus his pants are on fire !


ALWAYS!!!


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Another Trump fail. I told you so

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Just more lies POTUS spews to keep his Cult misinformed....


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Just more lies POTUS spews to keep his Cult misinformed....


And they hang on every word he utters.


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