The Politex Report #1234

Tyrant Trump Targets Alt-Reality Crime to Begin Police State

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"On the campaign trail, Trump offered a criminal-justice platform ripped from the nineteen-eighties. Since entering the White House, Trump’s flurry of actions—the refugee ban, the botched Yemen raid, a Supreme Court nominee—have limited press scrutiny of his criminal-justice agenda. But, this week, the country finally got a glimpse of what lies ahead. On Wednesday, a day after Trump had the sheriffs to the White House, Jeff Sessions, a major proponent of civil forfeiture and other controversial drug-war tactics, was confirmed by the Senate as Attorney General. And, on Thursday, Trump signed three new executive orders on crime, confirming that an old-school law-and-order approach will prevail in his White House. The domestic battle over the future of criminal-justice reform has officially commenced."

--Cops Steal: Can the Resident “Destroy” Criminal-Justice Reformers? NY https://t.co/wCFUUsx1B7

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Police State: Trump vows law and order crackdown to combat alt-reality 'menace' of crime. https://t.co/d5Rwsb6jBY

Trump's Illusory Answers to Imaginary Crime Problems. Atlantic https://t.co/AAIuhgODtE

Experts dispute Jeff Sessions claim that so-called crime rise is 'permanent trend' Guardian https://t.co/EchnIaoU23

Trump Says U.S. Murder Rate at Highest Level in 45 Years. That’s Not Even Close to Being True - Reason https://t.co/Ea1I5kKMRZ

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Police State: Trump Launches "Blue Lives Matter Regime" with Three New Executive Orders on Law Enforcement https://t.co/ACUOtYMdLq

Senior law enforcement officials urge Trump to scrap 'ineffective' executive order crime plan. Guardian https://t.co/UJV2Lxkqiy

Trump Signs Orders to Combat Crime, With Little New in Them. NYT https://t.co/74SWj9UMG8

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Cops Steal: Can the Resident “Destroy” Criminal-Justice Reformers? NY https://t.co/wCFUUsx1B7

Trump offers help after sheriff complains about Texas lawmaker who wants to restrict civil asset forfeiture to those who are guilty. Salon https://t.co/4JEOzBXAiC

Donald Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Texas Senator Who Complained About Police Theft. https://t.co/2AIsS3V2d9

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Fees and Fines: Why Life for Inmates Will Get More Expensive Under Trump and Sessions. Atlantic https://t.co/MDct03Ywk9

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Trump's desperate search for a 'Reichstag Fire' | USA | Al Jazeera https://t.co/ZCpHEJdSq6

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