Chicago Police Superintendent Perfectly Shames Donald Trump After Trump Claimed Afghanistan Is Safer than Chicago
It is no secret that President Donald Trump holds disdain for the city of Chicago and its city government and personnel. On Monday, it was made perfectly clear that the city, which last had a Republican mayor in 1931, returns the sentiment.
Trump was in the city to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference attended by police officials from around the U.S. as well as from foreign nations. At the beginning of his speech, the President complained because Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson chose to attend to the needs of Chicago residents rather than to attend Trump's speech.
County Sheriffs in Washington State Are Refusing to Enforce a New Gun Control Law, and the State's AG Just Responded With Consequences
After a series of mass shootings in the last two years leading up to the November 2018 elections and little response beyond thoughts and prayers from a Republican controlled White House and Congress, voters in Washington state decided to pass their own tougher restrictions. Gun control initiative 1639 passed with almost 60 percent approval.
But 13 sheriffs in the state publicly declared they do not care about laws or the public's mandates. After they stated they would ignore the laws of Washington state in favor of their own opinions, Attorney General Bob Ferguson addressed the issue with an open letter outlining the consequences of law enforcement officials disobeying and disregarding laws they do not like.
That’s because Doucette uses his weekly check on America’s legal system to detail cases of abuse by police forces against the very people they’re sworn to protect. He never lacks for material, and his 30-minute update often runs to 70 or 80 minutes.
On Wednesday, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott––the only black senator at the Republican conference and one of just two in the upper chamber––delivered a personal speech on the Senate floor addressing the “deep divide” between communities and law enforcement. In the course of one year as an elected official, Scott asserted, he has been pulled over by law enforcement no less than seven times. "Was I speeding sometimes? Sure,” he admitted. “But the vast majority of the time I was pulled over for driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood or something else just as trivial." Scott’s address is the second of three in response to a lone gunman shooting and killing five officers in Dallas last week.