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President Trump said, to kill criminals, the police officers should get the death penalty, returning to his previous calls for a harsher punishment.
Trump made the comments during a Wednesday speech to the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day service on Capitol Hill, an event that honors police officers who have died in the line of duty.
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“The ambushes and attacks on our police needs to end, and you must said a the end of now,” Trump. “We believe that criminals who murder police officers should get immediately, but with the trial version, the death penalty.”
He added: “But soon. The study should go quickly. It has to be fair, but it must go quickly.”
“We believe that criminals who murder police officers should get immediately, but with the trial version, the death penalty.”
This is not the first time Trump called for the death penalty for the guilty to kill police officers, a call, he promises out of his 2016 campaign.
Last year, he told that police officers in Florida, that “the reduction of crime begins with the respect of law enforcement” and “criminals, who kill our police officers should immediately get on with the testing, but quickly as possible, not 15 years later, 20 years later – the death penalty.”
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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump also made the same proposal and said that he’s an executive order, stating that “every killing of policemen, policewomen, police officers, someone to kill a police officer, the death penalty will happen.”
Trump is not yet rolled out, a specific policy proposal that would fix the Problem, or make the death penalty more likely for the cop-Killer.
So far this year, 18 police officers in the US shot and killed in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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The figure seems to be a decline from the previous year, when 63 officers have died in the first five months of the year. Nearly 160 killed were officers, in the year 2018.