Crime

Allow States to Legalize Marijuana

"In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state."

- Trump speech in Reno, NV, October 2016

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Cancel All Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities

"on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
... THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities"

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Combat Smuggling Tunnels at Border

"We will use the best technology," he vowed, "including above- and below-ground sensors.... Above- and below- ground sensors, towers, aerial surveillance and manpower to supplement the wall, find and dislocate tunnels and keep out criminal cartels."

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Create a Task Force On Violent Crime

As part of the Restoring Community Safety Act:

"Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars."

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Deport All Illegal Immigrants

"[O]n the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
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FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back;"

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

"Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets."

- Position Statement

"One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones -- we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We're going to get them out; we're going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we'll make a determination as to the rest. "

- Donald Trump, Third Presidential Debate, Oct 2016

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Direct the Creation of Joint Task Forces for Cyber Threat Response

"Instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to create Joint Task Forces throughout the U.S. to coordinate Federal, State, and local law enforcement responses to cyber threats."

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Dismantle All Criminal Gangs

"We will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens and dismantle every last criminal gang and cartel threatening our cities." 
- Trump speech in Sarasota, FL, November 2016

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Eliminate Gun Crime in Cities

"I'll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever you are, you're not gonna be shot. Your child isn't gonna be shot.... And I say to the African-American parent: You have a right to walk down the street of your city without having your child or yourself shot... To the Hispanic parent, you have a right to walk outside without being shot. " 
- Trump speech in Tampa, FL, August 2016

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Establish Mandatory Sentencing for Repeat Deportees

As part of the End Illegal Immigration Act:

"[E]stablishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations."

 

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Improve Our Mental Health System

"Fix our broken mental health system. All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We must expand treatment programs, and reform the laws to make it easier to take preventive action to save innocent lives. Most people with mental health problems are not violent, but just need help, and these reforms will help everyone."

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Increase Treatment for Drug Addicts

"It’s very hard to get out of the addiction of heroin. We’re going to work with them, we’re going to spend the money, we’re going to get that habit broken." - Donald Trump, Columbus, OH town hall, August 2016

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Initiate an Investigation Into Voter Fraud

On January 25th, 2017, Trump tweeted the following:

His calls for an investigation are based in the assertion that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, but he provided no evidence to support that assertion.

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Introduce Restoring Community Safety Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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8. Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Investigate Hillary Clinton

"But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re gonna have a special prosecutor."

- Donald Trump, Second Presidential Debate, 9 Oct 2016

Also from the second debate:

Clinton: "...it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."

Trump: "Because you would be in jail."

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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Crimes Committed Using a Gun

"Expand and bring back programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live."
- Position Statement

Project Exile brought together police and prosecutors to take gun-crime cases to federal court in order to impose longer sentences in prisons far from home. It began in Richmond, Virginia, in 1997 and spread to many other cities, first one by one, and then more broadly in 2001 after George W. Bush took Exile national under the name Project Safe Neighborhoods.

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National Right to Carry Arms

"National right to carry – should be legal in all 50 states"

"Empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement does a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time."

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Promote Death Penalty for Killing Police Personnel

"One of the first things I'd do in terms of executive orders, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that will go out to the country, out to the world, that anybody killing a policeman, a policewoman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer: Death penalty is going to happen, okay?"
- Donald Trump speech, Portsmouth, NH, December 2015

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Reform the Department of Justice

"I will appoint an attorney general who will reform the Department of Justice like it was necessary after Watergate. My attorney general will restore the integrity of the Department of Justice, which has been severely questioned."
- Trump speech in Herndon, VA, October, 2016

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Reopen Trump University

@realDonaldTrump tweet, June 2nd 2016:

Trump University was the subject of two class-action lawsuits and a $40 million lawsuit from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle the fraud lawsuits after the election in November 2016. The deal included no admission of liability on Trump's part.

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Restore the Secure Communities Program

"We will restore the highly successful Secure Communities Program. Good program... We will expand and revitalize the popular 287(g) partnerships, which will help to identify hundreds of thousands of deportable aliens in local jails that we don't even know about. Both of these programs have been recklessly gutted by this administration. And those were programs that worked."

- Donald Trump speech, Phioenix, AZ, August 2016

Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows the Department of Homeland Security to deputize state and local law enforcement officers to perform the functions of federal immigration agents.

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Review All U.S. Cyber Defenses and Vulnerabilities

"Order an immediate review of all U.S. cyber defenses and vulnerabilities, including critical infrastructure, by a Cyber Review Team of individuals from the military, law enforcement, and the private sector.

  • The Cyber Review Team will provide specific recommendations for safeguarding different entities with the best defense technologies tailored to the likely threats, and will followed up regularly at various Federal agencies and departments.
  • The Cyber Review Team will establish detailed protocols and mandatory cyber awareness training for all government employees while remaining current on evolving methods of cyber-attack."

- Trump policy statement

"Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office."
- Donald Trump statement at the conclusion of the meeting with Intelligence Community leaders, January 2017

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Sue His Accusers

"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over." 
- Donald Trump speech in Gettysburg, PA, October 2016

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Triple the Number of ICE Agents

"Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced - we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country."

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