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Daveed Diggs as Counselor Henderson and Leslie Odom Jr. as Reverend Curtis Scott

Law and Order: SVU, Season 17, Episode 5: “Community Policing”

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Trump signs three more executive orders — all on crime prevention

  • Trump signed three executive orders Thursday after swearing in Jeff Sessions. They are:
  • Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
    • In this executive order, Trump declares, “It shall be the policy of the executive branch to reduce crime in America.”
    • In order to do that, the order calls on Sessions to create the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
  • Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers
    • This calls on the Department of Justice to “further enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal and local law enforcement officers,” within the boundaries of the Constitution.
    • It also calls on the DOJ to review whether existing laws are “adequate” to protect law enforcement officers.
  • Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking
    • The final executive order says “transnational criminal organizations” — such as drug cartels, human trafficking groups and hackers — have “spread throughout the nation, threatening the safety of the United States and its citizens.”
    • It calls for the executive branch to “strengthen enforcement of Federal law in order to thwart transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including criminal gangs, cartels, racketeering organizations, and other groups engaged in illicit activities that present a threat to public safety and national security.” Read more (2/9/17 3:18 PM)

HUFFLEPUFF: “A man has only the rights he can defend. Our most basic right is life… Every murder, whether in Brooklyn, Santiago, Rwanda or Kosovo, demands punishment by whatever legal means possible. Otherwise, the right to life is just an empty promise.” –René Balcer + Richard Sweren (Jack McCoy: Law and Order: Vaya Con Dios)