Trump Announces Plan to Federalize American Police Departments

NEW YORK, Ny. – Less than twenty-four hours after accepting his party’s nomination and delivering the longest acceptance speech in nearly four decades, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his plan to restore law and order in America, which he bleakly described as being under siege by illegal immigrants, the Islamic State, and race-related violence.

“We’re going to put an end to that,” Trump said during a post-convention interview with The New York Times. “We’re going to federalize every police department in this country. We’re going to eliminate the red tape and it’s going to give police the ability to do their jobs effectively and, believe me, this is something that’s going to happen within my first one hundred days in office.”

Under Trump’s plan, city and state police departments would fall under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security and would therefore be granted broad authorities to enforce the law. “They’re going to receive the best weapons, training, and resources this country has to offer,” Trump promised. “We’re going to put an end to jurisdictional restrictions and increase police capabilities in terms of surveillance and the use of deadly force. Not only that, we’re going to eliminate this so-called standard for probable cause; it’s very limiting and, frankly, outdated. Our police forces are going to have much more freedom in terms of who they can arrest and why.”

Trump compared his proposal for a federalized police force to similar operations in countries like Brazil and Mexico where armor-clad federal police are able to travel freely between cities and counties and have the support of military-grade vehicles and weaponry. “It’s going to be very similar to what you see in Rio de Janeiro where they have a very serious gang problem,” Trump explained. “You look at Chicago where they have dozens of people being killed every week. Well, I will tell you, we’re going to get very tough in Chicago and in places like that. We’re going to – in my first hundred days – we’re going to send several thousand police into that city and clean it up like you wouldn’t believe and, you know what, people will be very happy.”

In a highly anticipated acceptance speech delivered on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, Donald Trump spoke of a nation in crisis, plagued by the looming threat of terrorism and domestic crime, and vowed, as president, to “restore law and order.”

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25 Comments
  1. Really?
    As it is now, the Sheriffs rule over the Feds. Does donald dislike that, wanting to be KING of all the police (like o’bama)? Are his true colors showing?

  2. If you could prove this:
    “Not only that, we’re going to eliminate this so-called standard for probable cause; it’s very limiting and, frankly, outdated. Our police forces are going to have much more freedom in terms of who they can arrest and why.””

    It would be news, instead of bs.

  3. THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY. THE TIME HAS COME FOR A CHANGE.THE POLICE ARE OUR FRIST LINE OF SECURITY/DEFENSE TO ALL PEOPLE. WE MUST UNIT BEHIND AND STAND WITH OUR POLICE DEPTS. UNTIEING THEIR HANDS AND SUPPLY THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND EQUIPMENT THAT THEY WILL NEED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. TRAINING BETWEEN CITIZENS AND THE POLICE MUST BE TAUGHT AT A YOUNG AGE FOR A UNDERSTANDING TO BEGIN BETWEEN YOUNG ADULTS AND POLICE. THERE MUST BE A CHANGE FOR ALL AMERICANS. VIOLENCE HAS NEVER BEEN THE ANSWER.

    1. Currently (by way of a Supreme Court ruling) your local Sheriff is the law of the land, over the Feds. I like it that way so no President can command from far away like a NAZI!

  4. Funny how this is the only place you can find this.
    Considering what I know of trump, I would have to say you are delusional

  5. This article is total bull shit. Trump NEVER said that. Google it and look for yourself. This site is total fucking bull shit. Don’t believe one word of this!

    The author is getting paid by the left to write lies about Trump.

  6. Sounds good to me Mr. Trump. I have about had it with the ‘racial’ thang….I am not prejudice against someone’s color. I am prejudice against lies, stealing, looting and in general creating havoc. Why can’t people just get along? and tell the truth! It’s so much easier than trying to remember all the lies..!…and frankly I am too old to remember it. Could care less. With that said, I hate to post this in this forum…but my family is desperate for help. My brother has been battling cancer for over 4 years; however, This is a battle that we can win! I have about sold all I am able out of my house trying to provide enough medications to keep him going. I am tried….and I live on a very fixed income. My pennies scream for thier lives 15 times over in a month. We need your help…! Thanks! https://www.gofundme.com/sv62jw4m

  7. I think this is a very bad Idea, I support you Trump and all that you do except this. The government has already over stepped their bounds with privacy and the police are already crooked , this is a bad recipe for disaster, Leave the police the way they are but mandate new training and racial tolerance programs.

  8. Abe Lincoln would be proud. Just what he ordered himself.

    If true Trump will loose a lot of voters, possibly even me. We will just stay home.
    This story is going to have to be strongly proven false for people to think it is a joke, especially after the convention speech.

    My prophecy from 1990 is coming true. “We will see a dictatorship before we ever see a Republic again.”

  9. We have enough Federalized “police”. CIA, NSA, US Marshals, Secret Service, IRS (Police, Judge, Jury, and Executioner). Support our Police. Even expand what we already have. But the more the Federal Government takes over, the more then screw-up!!!!!

  10. Is it true that the night before Trump announced his run for the president he went to dinner at the Clinton,s home? First sign that we’ve been duped into believing Trump is his own man. His promises are undeliverable and his rhetoric is so appealing. Federalize the police department and the Constitutional rights of US citizens go out the window. Perhaps it’s high time the American people gets their head out of the sand. They may rebell against God, it’s their choice. However, without Him they are about to loose every freedom they gained while their Country considered itself one Nation Under God.

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