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With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent

11.2.17

With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent: At first blush, the order could be seen simply as a wildly unpopular president playing macho man to our nation's police departments and their reactionary police unions. The unions have been chafing over being curbed by the previous administration's Department of Justice (DOJ), which, by means of pattern-or-practice investigations and consent decrees, started to put the brakes on racist police violence. On its face, Trump's new order looks like much bluster, with no enforcement mechanisms. Many of the provisions will need to be passed by Congress, receive funding and ultimately, pass constitutional muster -- a hurdle that the authoritarian Trump administration, with its white supremacist hatchet men at the helm, seems unwilling to pay even a trifling respect.


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