Skip to comments.Trump orders law enforcement to arrest memorial vandals under federal act with up to 10-year sentence
Posted on 06/23/2020 6:36:28 AM PDT by Bon of Babble
President Trump said he has authorized federal law enforcement to arrest those caught vandalizing memorials and charge them under the Veterans' Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act.
"I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent," the president tweeted Tuesday morning.
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The President, if I’m not mistaken, has made it pretty clear that Governor’s on down to the mayor of the smallest town are responsible for their own stuff.
As much as I hate to see it, I don’t want Uncle Sam stepping in and taking control of everything. Governor, on down, were elected to lead. The President gives them the opportunity to lead or FAIL, as so many of them seem to be doing.
When the riots started, Inslee was asked at a news conference about CHAZ. Said he didn’t know anything about it. Really? A section of your states flagship city is taken over by rioters, police pushed out, borders erected with armed guards, and he knows nothing about it.
As for the cops. They’re acting on orders from their leadership. Same type of leadership that sits in the city halls and governor mansions. Weak pathetic leadership that actually sides with the protesters.
You have to wonder, how many in law enforcement, when no one is looking or listening, side with BLM. It would probably surprise a lot of folks.
I understand that, but I would be very surprised if we had not already lost federal property and monuments throughout the land, not just in DC.
Will Wray and Barr listen?
"This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!"
We’ll see how far this goes (I doubt very far) - and if any statue destroyers are arrested, they’ve got a fat pool of money donated by celebrities to bail them out and an army of “progressive” lawyers to defend them in court.
“You have to wonder, how many in law enforcement, when no one is looking or listening, side with BLM. It would probably surprise a lot of folks.”
YOU ARE JOKING, RIGHT?
I love Trump, I do..but he believes his own bullsh*t sometimes and I do see a little complacency and overconfidence. The American people CAN be that dumb.
*Hes been pretty clear from day one, that local problems demand local control and solutions. The Federal Monster doesnt have to solve every problem, nor should it. *
Exactly why I love this President! He gets it!
Meanwhile, priceless, irreplaceable statues were being torn asunder, destroyed and ruined by thoughtless thugs and mobs, while law enforcement did nothing, most likely they were told to stand down.
I wish Trump had come forward with this immediately.
The entire establishment is against him They are against law enforcement.
Now we have to Label them Domestic Terrorists and American Taliban and make it stick.
A POLITICAL calculation - thinking that anarchy hurts Trump. These are evil people.
“If/when that stuff starts to move away from the cities,things may take a drastic turn”. My question is are any of our small towns preparing for the inevitable onslaught? I have asked that question in my small town and all I got was “it can’t happen here”? It sure looks to me like it is heading our way. This has to be stopped now.
The Federal Bureaucracy, aka Deep State, is in complete rebellion and will not carry out direct legal Executive orders. The Feds have gone rogue.
Go ahead and move this BLM/ antifa shit to the smaller towns and communities. The pussies ran away in Idaho and Texas vack to their mama’s basement when confronted with patriots.
Would love to see some pussy hat f@gg0ts try something in Northern Colorado. Even in Boulder County outside of the CSU-Boulder area is fairly red. We dont play-play here.
So does anyone know what happened in Layfayette park last night? The last I heard, the weirdos were stopped from pulling down the statue, but they were still trying to set up an autonomous zone. I’ve been scouring the news for what happened overnight and am not seeing anything.
How sad (and disturbing) that many, if not most, right-thinking Americans now have little or no confidence in our criminal justice system.
Especially as it applies to leftists.
For the bonus round he should offer $1,000.00 reward to anyone who has video of anybody vandalizing memorials.
Include the government officials and the neanderthals who have been desecrating Confederate memorials over the past few years. By law, Confederate soldiers are also American soldiers. “Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act” applies to them, too.
“The Federal Bureaucracy, aka Deep State, is in complete rebellion and will not carry out direct legal Executive orders. The Feds have gone rogue.”
This may be true. It is difficult to envision Robert Mueller and Jim Comey’s FBI, now under the director of Christopher Wray, arresting any statue destroyers. Even if someone is arrested the DOJ, filled with career civil service lawyers hired and promoted during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama years, will make the decision to prosecute — or not.
Clinton and Obama aggressively worked to staff the federal bureaucracy with social justice warriors. George W. Bush did not weed out the Clinton appointees and most of his appointments were “go along” and complicit moderates. Trump has experienced great difficulty identifying, hiring, getting Senate approval for, and putting in place swamp draining change agents so very little of the filling of the bureaucracy with leftist social justice warriors has been undone. The career bureaucrats can act with impunity (slow walking and blocking) against orders from the few Trump political appointees who are trying to shift the mission of federal departments. Undoing 28 years of staffing the bureaucracy (Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, Obama) with leftists and complicit moderates will take another two decades and since Trump’s hands have been tied during his first term, the effort has not really begun.
Consider senior leftist career bureaucrat, hired during the Clinton and Obama years are every day hiring new social justice warriors, fresh from college campuses (Marxist indoctrination centers) to fill entry level jobs in every federal department. In 20 years the new hires will be the senior hiring bureaucrats. The rot is deep, wide, and permanent due to civil service laws restricting firing and disciplining even in cases of pure insubordination and unlawful behavior.
For those who don’t believe, how many law breaking DOJ, IRS, FBI officials from the Obama Administration (Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Rosenstein, Yates, Strozk, Lois Lerner etc. have been indicted, much less convicted and sent to prison? How many calls do you hear demanding they be brought to justice from the media, or even Republican politicians? Crickets.
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