Categories for Crime

31,020. 11/25/2019

CRIME/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WAR: “President Donald Trump on Monday [11-25-19] defended his intervention in the cases of three service members implicated in war crimes, asserting that he was ‘sticking up’ for America’s armed forces amid an escalating controversy over the ouster of his Navy secretary…The president went on to contrast his recent interference in the military justice system with the treatment of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and Chelsea Manning, a whistleblower and former Army intelligence analyst…A military judge ruled in 2017 that Bergdahl would not serve any time in prison after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Manning, who rose to prominence in 2010 after passing along hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military reports to WikiLeaks, was convicted by court-martial in 2013, but former President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence in 2017.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump defends intervention in war crimes cases,” Politico, November 25, 2019 11:16 pm

30,639. 11/15/2019

COURTS/CRIME/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump cleared three members of the armed services on Friday [11-15-19] who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, overruling military leaders who had sought to punish them. All three have been championed by conservative lawmakers and commentators, who have portrayed them as war heroes unfairly prosecuted for actions taken in the heat and confusion of battle. In a statement released by the White House late Friday, Mr. Trump announced that he was ordering the full pardon of Clint Lorance, a former Army lieutenant, from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, where he is serving a 19-year sentence for the murder of two civilians. He ordered the full pardon of Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn, an Army Special Forces officer who was facing murder charges for killing an unarmed Afghan he believed was a Taliban bomb maker.”

Dave Philipps, “Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases,” The New York Times online, November 15, 2019

30,519. 11/12/2019

CRIME/DREAMERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 12, 2019 6:45 am

30,299. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DEMS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 5, 2019 9:05 am

30,297. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DEMS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened and bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Chief is resigning!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 5, 2019 8:47 am

30,296. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DEMS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened and bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Chief is resigning!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 5, 2019 8:47 am

30,295. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DRUGS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 5, 2019 8:28 am

30,293. 11/5/2019

CRIME/DRUGS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 5, 2019 8:25 am

29,962. 10/28/2019

CHICAGO/CRIME/POLICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [10-28-19] used a speech to a gathering of international police chiefs to tear into his host city of Chicago, calling its violence worse than Afghanistan’s, while also singling out the city’s top cop for snubbing his visit…Trump has railed against Chicago’s high rates of violent crime, even threatening at points to have the federal government intervene in the city. But on Monday, the president specifically trained his focus on Eddie Johnson, Chicago’s superintendent of police, who boycotted Trump’s appearance at the IACP convention, citing ‘not just my personal feelings about it, but our core values as a city.’ Johnson’s boycott spawned backlash from officers in the city, and prompted the local police union to issue a vote of no confidence in their superintendent.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump compares Chicago to Afghanistan and rips into police chief for snubbing him,” Politico, October 28, 2019 3:37 pm

29,935. 10/26/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….greatly help the African American community (and all other communities), and which was unable to get done in past administrations despite a tremendous desire for it. This and best unemployment numbers EVER is more than Kamala will EVER be able to do for African Americans!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 7:18 am

29,933. 10/26/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/DEMS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I recieved a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation, which will..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 7:18 am

29,916. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PressSec: POTUS is a champion for America’s once-forgotten communities, and his historic criminal justice reforms are building opportun…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 10:20 pm

29,912. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @realDonaldTrump: It was my great honor to deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum hosted by the…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 10:17 pm

29,911. 10/25/2019

CRIME/FBI/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jim_Jordan: First we learn that Durham’s probe is now a criminal investigation. Now we hear that the FBI may have altered the 302s fro…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 10:17 pm

29,898. 10/25/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-25-19] told a criminal justice forum at a historically black college that the impeachment investigation has given him a greater understanding of those incarcerated or unfairly prosecuted. Apparently claiming his innocence in light of a deepening impeachment probe, Trump vowed to ‘ensure that our justice system is fair for every single American.’ And he suggested toward the end of his address at Benedict College that his experience with investigations throughout his presidency made him more aware of the plight of those at risk of being unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. The comparison came after Trump caused a furor earlier this week by comparing the impeachment inquiry to a ‘lynching.’ Tishaura Jones, the Democratic co-chair of the host group, the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, earlier condemned his comments as being ‘in poor taste’ and ‘inflammatory,’ but the group didn’t disinvite Trump from delivering his speech at the historically black college.”

Daniel Lippman and Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump says impeachment has given him experience with broken criminal justice system,” Politico, October 25, 2019 5:01 pm

29,895. 10/25/2019

CRIME/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @ericbolling: NEW Interview w/ @realDonaldTrump -DOJ Criminal Investigation Clapper/Brennan -Comey leaking memo -Schiff corroborated…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:43 pm

29,893. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Last year, President @realDonaldTrump signed the First Step Act into law—the most significant criminal justice reform in ma…” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:42 pm

29,894. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Since President @realDonaldTrump signed the First Step Act into law, 10 states have passed legislation to advance criminal…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:42 pm

29,892. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just accepted the 2019 Bipartisan Justice Award for his leadership in the passage of the histori…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:41 pm

29,885. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump: ‘The First Step Act proved that we can achieve amazing breakthroughs when we come together as a…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:39 pm

29,884. 10/25/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KatrinaPierson: Watch @potus @realDonaldTrump give remarks at HBCU – Benedict College accepting an award for his leadership on Criminal…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:39 pm 

29,883. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump: ‘My goal has been to give a voice to the voiceless.’ #ForgottenMenandWomen https://t.co/LtrHaz…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:39 pm

29,872. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GaryCoby: Today @realDonaldTrump is receiving the Bipartisan Justice Award for his historic work on criminal justice reform. At the sa…” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 12:35 pm

29,459. 10/13/2019

CRIME/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Serial killers get more Due Process than the Democrats give to the President of the United States.’ @marklevinshow”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 7:34 pm

29,384. 10/11/2019

CRIME/ICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: ‘It breaks my heart every time I speak to one of these victims.’ @ICEgov can intervene before preventable crimes happen by…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 10:46 am