(National Sentinel) Legislation: What a difference a new president makes.
Whereas Barack Obama took every opportunity to denigrate, undermine and otherwise attack police officers, President Donald J. Trump, right out of the gate, is moving to support them and bring new respect to the profession.
On Friday the president signed two pieces of legislation aimed at bolstering benefits for cops injured on the job and for supporting the transition from the military to police work, per Breitbart News:
President Donald Trump signed two bills on Friday assisting law enforcement officers, vowing to back the community “100 percent.”
Trump signed the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act, a bill to help streamline benefits for disabled officers and the families of fallen officers.
Trump also signed the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, a bill allowing federal grants to help military veterans transition to careers in law enforcement.
“We are here today to reaffirm our unbreakable support for the American heroes who keep our streets, our homes, and our citizens safe, and they’ve been doing an amazing job under very adverse conditions,” the president said during a signing ceremony at the White House.
“For too long, injured officers have suffered, and the children of fallen officers have put their dreams of college on hold while bureaucracy delayed crucial benefits, made it impossible for their families,” Trump said. “No longer. It’s unacceptable, and it’s going to end today.
“America is proud of our veterans, and I think I can say a double proud or a triple proud,” he added.
Several police officers joined the president for the signing ceremony; cops came from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, and Virginia.
“When a home is threatened, when danger visits our doorstep, when innocent lives are on the line, Americans turn to their courageous officers of law enforcement because we know they are here to serve and to protect us all,” Trump noted.
Again, what a difference a president makes. This is a far cry from Obama’s constant carping about “racist” police practices, “bigotry” inherent among police culture, and cops’ profiling – none of which was supported by his government’s own statistics.