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  President Trumps Remarks at Chief of Police Convention in Chicago  CSPAN  October 28, 2019 11:33am-12:47pm EDT

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and there's kind of a dual game that goes on with this administration. the president wants to feed on us and use us as a prop in his political rallies but we have not been kicked out of the white house, we have not been kicked out, we're still in proximity to the president all the time. he talks to us a lot. there's a lot of news that comes out of the white house and a lot of people in his administration talk to us area and they work with us as the press. they understandthe value of the press . it's a lot of what goes on i think is for show. >> speaking of perhaps for show or at least it got a lot of attention last week with republican members of the house. >> first let's hear a big round of applause for the president's playlist. great music from a great man to get us excited about his
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presence here today. good morning ladies and gentlemen.i call to order this special session of the 2019 annual conference and exhibition of the international association of chiefs of police. over the past year i have had the honor to meet with the president several times, during these meetings i have witnessed the president who has demonstrated commitment and meaningful work in criminal justice reform that will make both law-enforcement and our communities stronger and safer. i was fortunate enough to work closely with the president and his staff during the development of the first step. a process that involved not only the iac p but also prosecutors, community members civic leaders and
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religious organizations all inputs was heard, discussed and thoughtfully deliberated and this effort led to the historic bipartisan passage of the first step act. i want to thank the president for his support of law enforcement and his continued commitment to strengthening our criminaljustice system . it is now my distinct honor to introduce the strongest supporter of law enforcement that this profession has ever seen. the president of the united states , donald j trump. [music.
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[cheering] >> thank you. thank youpaul . you've been my friend for a long time. what a great introduction, that says it all . it says more to be president for our great police. and paul, i want to thank you for four decades of exceptional service in the line of duty.
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and i'm thrilled to be here at the 126 conference of the professional association of chiefs of police. joined by thousands ofamazing law enforcement officers . who defend our communities, chase down criminals and keep america safe. you don't hear it enough. you do an incredible job. people of this country love you and you don't hear that . they love you. you don't hear it from the fake news . the fake news doesn't like talking about that but they love you . every day of my presidency, i will be your greatest and most loyal champion. i have been and i will be. it was a tremendous weekend.
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as you very well know it was a tremendous weekend for our country. we killed isis leader al-baghdadi. they've been looking for him for a longtime . they've been looking for him for many years. he was a sick and depraved man, now he'sdead . he's dead. he's dead as adoornail . and he didn't die bravely, either. he should have been killed years ago . another president should have gotten him but for me, it was a very important, i would say all the time i walk into my office. i'd say i never heard of him, i want al-baghdadi.
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get him and they got him. but he was big-time. hebuilt the isis caliphate . he built ices, that was him. he was once the physical size of the state of ohio and had 7 million people andit was growing big , big. and they had a problem. this was about two and half years ago. and during my administration, i, we, altogether destroyed the caliphate 100 percent. we got it down to 97percent . i said let's go home and then those people did it 100
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percent, for me they didn't care. they saidone about 100 percent ? and we met some great generals, i learned a lot from them. some that didn't have what it takes and some thathave more than anyone would have thought . they said it would take a year, maybe two years and i said to one how long will it take to mark you think we can do it in one week serve? but we have now tens of thousands of isis prisoners. and now we want the countries in the region to police their own borders. we don't want to be a policeman in this case. but we're keeping the oil. remember that. i've always said that. keep the oil. $5million a month .
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we weave secure the oil. this morning we are delighted to be joined by a lifelong friend. of our brave police, incredible guy, tough guy. and somebody with a tremendous life also but you strong, we can take it, attorney generalwilliam barr . where is he. they're giving him a side angle . >> thank you bill, you're doing a great job. >> are also glad to have with us representative rodney davis. and darren lahood, he's a warrior. the three of them, their warriors for us, for all of them . their warriors. thank you. they done an incredible job.
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thanks as well to the entire iac keyboard and congratulations to new incoming president stephen stevens, that's a nice name. where is that name? where is it? he's sitting right up frontor someplace . stand up, stephen. stephen, there you go. i went all theway around . thank you very much. congratulations, incredible group and i hear you're an incredible leader, thank you very much. thank you to the international law enforcement partners who join us together , our nation to secure the rule of law prevails in the entire civilized world, we work together and we also want to extend our appreciation to all of these law-enforcement family
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members in the room. please stand. family members make you folks great they're so proud of you. family members, please stand . i know how that works. i know how that works. without those family members you wouldn't be doing so good . but there is one person that's not here today area i said where is he, i want to talk to him . in fact, more than anyone else. this person should be here. because maybe he could learn something. and that's the superintendent of chicago police eddie johnson a few days ago,
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johnson said quote, the values of the people of chicago are more important than anything president trump could have decided. i don't think so. because it's very insulting statement. after all i've done. and i've done morethan any other president . over 100 years we can prove it but probably from the beginning and here's a man that could not bother to show up for a meeting of police chiefs , the most respected people in his hometown. and with the president of the united states. and you know why, it's because he's not doing his job. last year, 565 people were murdered in chicago. since eddie johnson has been policing, more than 1500 people have been murdered in chicago and 13,067 people
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have been shot. during the first weekend of august 2019, seven people were murdered. 52 were wounded and in 32 shootings in chicago. and recently they had 78 shootings over the weekends free. and three people killed. and chicago as the toughest gun laws in the united states . that doesn't seem to be working too well. a lot of you people know exactly what i mean . but under johnson'sleadership , they certainly don't protect people and you have the case of this wiseguy jesse smollett who beat up himself.
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and he said maga country did it. it's a crime. a hate crime. that's a scam. a real big scam just like the impeachment of your president is a scam. [cheering] and you look what's going on, smollett is still trying toget away with it . he would have been better off with his face on $100,000 bill . chicago is unfortunately the worst sanctuary state in america. chicago protects criminals at a level you can imagine. last year in cook county alone ice asked local law enforcement people to please, pretty please, we beg you ,
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we'll do anything necessary to stop crime. we want to stop crime. please detain 1160 people. but in each case, the detainer was denied. and eddie johnson wants to talk about values. number people like johnson put criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of chicago and those are his values and frankly those values to me are a disgrace. i will never put the needs of illegal criminals before i put the needs of law-abiding citizens. it's very simple to me.
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so when eddie johnson and other people from lots of other regions support sanctuary cities, it's in my opinion a betrayal. of their own to shield and a violation of his duty to serve and protect. the courageous police officers of chicago and i know some of them and i know there incredible people who can solve this problemquickly . it's embarrassing to us as a nation all over the world, they're talking about chicago. afghanistan is a safe place by comparison. it's true. police officers of chicago are entitled to a police superintendent who has their back. you're entitled to a police
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superintendent who sides with you, with the people at chicago red people want this. and with the families of chicago, not the criminals and gang members that are here illegally. and not the stupid politicians. but i'm going to tell you a quick story. cause it happened right here and it's very oppressive with a certainperson , whoever that person could be.about three years ago i was leaving chicago and i was accompanied by a massive motorcycle brigade of policemen and to do that, you have to volunteer. because i guess most places say you have tovolunteer, well i had a lot of
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volunteers . their candidates had none. and hundreds of them, chicago was in the news a lot just like it is now because of all of the killings going on and all of the shootings and all of the horrible things happening . when i arrived at the airport , the police officers asked whether or not it would be possible to have some pictures of me and before i won the election, i wouldn't do thatroutinely, now i do . if it was up to me i'd do it but it was just before i might have even been president-elect . the leader of the grade was this really powerful strong looking guy. big booming voice area he was definitely the boss. you know what that means. put your cycles over here, come on, let's go. are going to take a picture,
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let's go read up, come on and yet they all loved with vince lombardi, beloved certain people. but he was very perfect respectfully shouting at his men and come on, let's go. they were doing exactly, he was the guy. just as i'm boarding the plane i asked this man i had a lot of respect for and i said he wasn't doinganything wrong, he was just the boss . i said excuse me, come here. what the hell is happening in this town ? and it's very sad serve, very sad. i hate to see this so much, i hate it . i said what do you think is the problem and he said there's no leadership from
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the mayor and there's none at the top of the police department. they're afraid to do anything area he said we have great police, sir, the best in the country area you don't feel that about your own police but he said that area but we don't have theleadership at the top . i said, you're a tough guy. how long do you think it would take you to fix this killing problem in chicago west and mark he looked at me and he said one day, sir. they know all the bad guys serve, they know what to do. we could straighten it out so quickly that your head would spin area i left very impressed with her it was one day or one month. and i actually told the story numerous times. i told everybody involved with chicago and that's the
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last time i heard of that man. when you do a good job somebody outside of the police force, sorry to do that to you but he's happy. he's happy. he doesn't have to put up with the nonsense. but i thought there's a guy who could be your police superintendent and do a hell of a job. but that was years ago and i was thinking about it, i just thought about it on the trip over. i said i'm going to chicago. i want to tell the story because it was such a great story. because you could fix this so quickly. but the leadership would be pretty easy to have a lot of people right now in the department and i love when they go to other parts of the country and they don't know the name of the most basic people, they go all over and hire somebody,
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he comes in. where is it located and mark the most incredible people. [inaudible] i've met some of them but remember , 565 people were murdered last year. and it's a shame. and i want any johnson to change his values and change them fast area today, we are here to report on the outstanding process we face on violent crime. and most cities are setting records for good crime numbers. the years before i took office, outrageous slanders on our police went unanswered and unchallenged from your
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leaders in washington, you know that well. radical activists trafficking in anti-police hostility and criminals grouponly more emboldened as a result . in two years before my collection violent crime increased eight percent, murders were up by morethan 20 percent and going a lot higher nationwide . the steepest two-year consecutive increase in over 50 years. but with your help , all of that is changing and changing rapidly. under this administration, we are once again standing up for law enforcement. we are condemning anti-police bias in all forms and we're getting you the support, resources and respect we have tremendous respect for you. the respect you deserve area together we have taken bold
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action to reverse the tide in violent crime. over the last two years, the number of murders in america and america's major cities has dropped unlike here by more than 10 percent area we haven't took the chicago numbers out of our total numbers . and they already are. the nationwide violent crime rate has declined for two consecutive years. during the same time, the number of burglaries was reduced by over, think of this, a quarter of1 million . a quarter of 1 million less. it also helps that we havethe strongest economy in the history of our country . i'll take a little credit for that. and it was announced as i was
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getting off the plane at the s&p has hit an all-time high. the highest in the history of our country. and that's not for rich people, that's for everybody. that's for your 401(k)s. i have again a great love for new york. i was there not so long ago. and this policeman event, not that i like to, i do it because i respect you. they want to shake my hand and fire marshals, but i was at an event in new york and came out, i was shaking some hands and one policeman said i want to thank you, my 401(k) is through the roof. my wife thinks i'm a financial genius.
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and said he was up now 72 percent. i said that's not bad. he always thought i was incompetent initially. but you have made me into a genius . he actually went to kiss me and i said no thank you. it's not my deal but that's okay. but he was great. and he gave me an idea. many of you have 401(k)s. does anybody in this room have a 401(k) that's down? does anybody have a 401(k) that's up? everybody. i don't know what you would have had to do to get onedown . you would have had to be really bad. they were up 70 percent, 80 percent last year my administration charged the largest number of firearms
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ever recorded in the history of our country. bill barr is doing a fantastic job. with increased federal funds area and go ahead, let him hear it. i say let him hear it because he hears from the fake news back there all the time area they want to silence everyone . except for their very strange opinions . if it were for that, you wouldn't have a country very long . we've increased federal firearm prosecutions by 44 percent compared to the last four years. the previous demonstration, this is a record area a few years ago we launched and revitalized this project, now federal prosecutors are once againworking closely with state and local law enforcement , all of the community leaders to marshal our resources to target crime .
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and lock up violent offenders. in the coming weeks, attorney general barr will announce a crackdown on violent crime which is so important . targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities in dangerous rural areas. let's call it the search. we can come up with lots of names but we're going to be doingsomething very dramatic . >> ..
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>> my administration has also curtailed the harmful and intrusive use of federal consent decrees which wrongly gives meddlesome officials in washington, d.c. then mixed authority to die down local police departments and make it very difficult to do their work. the longer will federal bureaucrats micromanage your local police. and we will work with upon request local police and help them not to hinder them. we're waiting for a call from chicago because there's no place we would rather help than chicago. to reduce people going back to prisons and to help nonviolent inmates successfully rejoin society. last we passed historic bipartisan criminal justice reform. very successful.
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they have been trying to get past for a long time. we had conservatives, super conservatives, very liberal people, republicans, democrats, a lot of people. i'm especially grateful to the help of chief cell of the iacp. fantastic man, as well as pat and jim pascoe of the fraternal order of police in achieving this landmark breakthrough. as you know in recent years our country has seen a dangerous trend of criminals assaulting police. we don't like that. last month chicago police officers adam wozniak was serving an arrest warrant for a man suspected of shooting a woman when the suspect opened fire and shot at him multiple times. he was very, very badly hurt.
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his fellow officers chased down the gunmen while adam stemmed the bleeding from his wound in the site. after a month in hospital and multiple surgeries, after that, adam recently came home to his wife and to his two young children. so badly hurt. we are profoundly grateful that adam is with us today. we commend your tremendous bravery. thank you. [cheers and applause]
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>> thank you, adam. you look good. very handsome. with face like that i would've been president ten years earlier. looking good, adam. but an attack on law enforcement is an attack on all americans. that's true. thank you, adam. and we believe that criminals who murder our police should get the death penalty. [applause] to help keep you safe i have made $600 million worth of surplus, military equipment available to local law enforcement. if you remember the previous administration didn't want to do it. sitting in warehouses, getting older and dust year.
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and i probably would pay a lot of rent to a lot of landlords all over the country. so actually i do know why. they didn't want to make you look so tough. they didn't want to make you look like you were a threat. that's okay. we want to protect our police. we made it available and we provided nearly $29 million to train more than 80,000 police officers. [applause] and my administration is also addressing mass violence. we seen some incredible police officers doing some incredible work recently. a few weeks ago attorney general barr said the letter to all law enforcement agencies announcing that he will eat an effort across the government to use the most proven methods of fighting terrorism and violent crime, to identify, assess, and engage
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potential mass shooters before those shooters strike. [applause] and last month i was profoundly honored to award the medal of valor to the six police officers who brought down the mass shooter in dayton, ohio, in 29 seconds. i don't know how many people saw that. [applause] and he did a lot of distraction but it would've been the worst in history. 29 -- all never forget the scene a showed for the going down the street. there were six but it was on tape. this is boom, boom room and they were out there, perfect. there was no anything. it's hard to figure, other times
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you see something, it's a surreal experience. they were shooting so fast, 29 seconds. he was going in for a lot shooting, a lot of killing. they were incredible so they came to the white house and they got the medal of valor. a a great honor. they were fantastic. ohio. [applause] and today we're grateful to be joined by dayton police chief richard beale, and assistant chief matt carper. we commend your departments sterling professionalism, and that's a a great state you are, ohio. we love ohio. and what you did in dayton and the way this police officers acted, and so quickly, so quickly. gentlemen, please stand. [applause]
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>> , up. come up here. come up. come on up here. they look pretty good, too, i have to say. you guys were unbelievable. say a couple of words, please. well, thank you, mr. president and also to attorney general barr for the recognition of our police officers. six brave police officers that acted decisively, swiftly in the mass shooting in dayton, ohio, on august 4. they represent the highest of ideals and performance of our profession. we are deeply proud of them. i have with me lieutenant colonel carper.
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[applause] he was the acting police chief in my absence when i was in washington, d.c. before i could return back to dayton, ohio. he was senior commander on the scene in his early, early hours of august the fourth can help you to correlate response, and its response of the police officers regionally to respond to the scene and perform the fast duties required at the time. i am deeply grateful to them in his leadership, the dayton community is grateful for his leadership, and for all of those dedicated law enforcement personal that responded in the early morning hours, the very duty to required to do in such a professional manner. so my gratitude to matt carper for all of his leadership. [applause]
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>> great job. >> today i'm proud to announce another historic action were taken to reduce violence in america. and a few moments i will be signing an executive order to establish a new commission on law enforcement and the administration of justice. trying to get this for a long time. [applause] this commission will be tasked with providing concrete recommendations to address some of the systemic challenges that burden law enforcement to combat homelessness and mental illness. -- to ensure troubled individuals receive a mental care they need. the commission will provide recommendations and it will study the best practices to recruit, retain, higher, train
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and provide for health and safety, the well-being of law enforcement officers who want to take your of our law enforcement. [applause] after the commission issues its recommendations next year, it will happen soon, because most of the know many of the answers before they begin, you understand that. we will begin implementing it as ideas immediately. it will take place immediately. since i took office we have harnessed the entire federal government to combat the drug addiction epidemic. and last year drug overdoses fell for the first time in nearly 31 years. great. [applause] i want to thank acting drug
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enforcement administrator dylan who joined us today at almost every person in this room for working together to end this horrible plague. this is a plague not only of this nation, this is all over the world, to stop the flow of deadly drugs into our communities but also taking dramatic action to secure our southern border. illegal crossings are down 60% since may and where building the wall faster, bigger and better than ever even anticipated. going up now. and i want to thank our military, our military has been great. the army corps of engineers, all the folks in the military are fantastic. the wall is going up at a rapid pace. anywhere from 400-500 miles
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built by the end of next year. tremendous impact and as you know the other side knows that but one big mistake on the wall. i should've said i do not want the wall and he would have insisted we wanted. big mistake. i should've said i want no money to go to the wall and it would've thrown money at it like you wouldn't believe. but our military came through and it's going up great. its top-of-the-line. acting commissioner of u.s. customs and border protection mark morgan joins us today. i want to thank mark and all of the members of border patrol for the extraordinary work to defend our homeland and protect our nation. come up here for secular i want to show you i don't want you to talk. first time ever. because it's you all day as unusual me. come on up.
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come on it. two great people. i think we should have them say a couple of words. >> mr. president, on behalf of the brave men and women of the drug enforcement administration who i am privileged to lead, thank you for your constant and incredible support of our mission, and thank you for your support of all of law enforcement. thank you, sir. [applause] >> and soon uttam will not be acting by the way. he's done a great job he doesn't know this yet but soon he will not be acting. congratulations. [applause] >> mark? >> so first of all i just want to footstep that we will be
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building 450 miles of big beautiful wall by the end of 2020. [applause] with every mile of wall that is being built, i promise you it's not just the cities and towns on the border. i'll be safe every town, every city, every state is a border town, a border city the border state with every mile that is being built we are all safer because of it. thank you, mr. president. [applause] just real quickly i would like to say that agent morales and all the other nominees i think that they embody the law enforcement spirit. they represent who we are as a profession and what we stand for, that we get up every single day doing something greater than ourselves. and thank you to i.c.e., for your leadership comfort of a thing do. thank you to you, the leaders of law enforcement for supporting
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and doing what you do best, supporting the men and women get up every single day, but the badge on their chest and safeguard this country. thank you for what you do. [applause] and, mr. president, thank you, mr. president, for your support. i know this meant personally and when he says he loves us, sincere, it's heartfelt and he means it. thank you, mr. president. [applause] because, because of our presidents support as a law enforcement for fashion, we are stronger for it. thank you. [applause] >> thank thank you, both. two great people. thank you both. to all of the law enforcement partners across the western hemisphere, thank you for helping shut down the smugglers, traffickers and coyotes.
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who would ever thought in this modern age human traffickers, you think of it as an ancient crime. it's more prevalent today because of the internet, you understand that well. than ever before all over the world. as my administration works tirelessly to protect our borders, we face an onslaught from far left activists who want to erase america's borders and nullify the federal laws. we can't let that happen. this includes activist judges who have issued nationwide injunctions prohibiting us from enforcing the immigration laws enacted even by congress. just as one example, federal law authorities expedited removal for illegal aliens apprehended within two years of entry. but a district judge issued a ruling saying the law could only be applied to the legal aliens brought within 14 days.
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that's a tiny fraction of the time frame allowed by the statute. and the number of people coming in this country, a level that he comes almost insignificant. how long will that take? a year? two years? these nationwide injunctions undermine our entire immigration system. it's not the job of judges to impose their own political views. views. their job is to apply the letter of the law, as per our great constitution. [applause] that is why i have already had appointed and approved 158 brand-new federal judges and court of appeals judges who are
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committed to upholding the laws of the constitution as written. we should soon be up to 182. we are waiting over record territory. nobody has seen anything like that. i want to thank you, president obama, for giving me 142 open judges. how you about that tobacco is beyond me. it's beyond me. thank you president obama very much. everybody in this room thanks you. we will have 182 very shortly. in cities such as philadelphia, boston and here in chicago, we've also seen a growing number of radical politicians and prosecutors refuse to enforce the law. you heard about that. for example, local prosecutors have declared that they will not charge certain offenders, including many theft and drug crime offenders. they just won't charge them. this is a fundamental violation
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of their sworn duty. the most dangerous and shameful attacks on the rule of law comes from and in the form of sanctuary cities. sanctuary cities ordered jails and prisons to release criminal aliens, people had committed the worst crimes, directly back onto city streets instead of safely turning them over to federal immigration authorities and i.c.e. so they can be incarcerated or tried, or what i like to do best is get them the hell out of our country. as you know countries love sending their worst to us because they don't have to bother with it. they don't have to jail them.
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let the united states do. well, we are very tough on that as you probably heard thousands of removable criminal aliens are set free in the u.s. communities every single year because of these policies. terrorizing the public and menacing the piece. inconceivable that nobody would want -- and a lot of elections are being lost because of sanctuary cities because people don't want them. we just won two of them and the great state of north carolina. they were won by big margins and i was very happy about that. the problem is they don't want to write about. if i lose its the greatest catastrophe in the spirit if i went that back at and delete. let's not talk about what happened in louisiana with the governor's race. let's not talk about the fact we
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picked up two senate seats in 18. picked up two. we went from 51 to 53. nobody knows about that. it'll talk about these things that we talk about them. hopefully we talk loudly enough to people understand what's going on and how well we're doing. last year alone here in illinois local officials block i.c.e. detainees illegal aliens respond before hundreds of offenses including homicide, trafficking dangerous drugs, trafficking humans, robbery, and sexual assault. just a few weeks ago near seattle, washington, a county jail released an illegal alien ms-13 gang member, the worst, who they previously refused to hand over to i.c.e. it and by the way, i.c.e., they are heroes. her patriots here who would do that job?
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who would do that job? these are warriors and they love our country by the way. this man went on to murder a 16-year-old boy with a baseball bat who didn't do anything. he was a young child who is on his way to a beautiful future. he didn't do anything. he murdered him with a bat. last year on the day after christmas america grieved when california police officers was murdered by criminal alien, a known gang member, a tough guy with two prior arrests for bad things who was released due to sanctuary city laws. not one more american life should be stolen from us because of politicians which criminal aliens before american citizens.
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[applause] >> so they want open borders. everybody come in, come on in. they want open borders and the one sanctuary cities. forget politics. you tell me that's good politics? here today is someone who can tell you more about the threat posed by sanctuary cities, a career i.c.e. officer and the current i.c.e. director, a fantastic i, matt. matt, please come forward. [applause]
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>> thank you, mr. president for giving me this opportunity to dress our law enforcement i want to note the remarks am about to make are the same and would've made two is a go come, six years ago. our country and every community within a a safe with law enforcement at all levels. there is significant human costs to sanctuary laws and policies that ban local law enforcement agencies from rick with i.c.e. to include even the simple sharing of information about criminals in their custody. laws and politics like these make us less safe it. it's plain and simple. it's past time to put aside the political rhetoric and listen to the fax, and the fact is people are being hurt and victimized every day because of jurisdictions that refused to cooperate with i.c.e. as director albence professionals it is frustrating to see centris -- as law
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enforcement professionals, , its frustrating knowing ayes prevented them with just a little cooperation and the type of cooperation we seek is simple. we don't ask any law enforcement agency to enforce federal immigration law. we may ask law enforcement agencies to honor i.c.e. detainers which until recently most agencies did for over half a century. hold the person for a brief time, notifies when they are getting ready to release and turn them over to us in the safe confines of her detention facility. our detainers are issued based on probable cause, exact same standard that every law enforcement agency in u.s. operates under. the fact is that 70% of the civil unrest that i.c.e. makes are at local jails and state prisons across the country. but we used to make more. before century laws or policies prevented us from doing so, leaving us with no choice but to
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expand additional significant resource to locate an arrest criminal aliens and other immigration violators. it's less effective, it's more disruptive, and makes us less safe. there will be criminals we don't find and often when we do, it's after they've been arrested for another suspect criminal violation. these are preventable crimes and even more importantly, preventable victims. how many billions of dollars has law enforcement spent on crime prevention and protection? if we want to prevent crime, help us get the criminals out of your communities. [applause] >> you want to stop gun violence? get the criminals perpetrating that violence out of your communities. last year i.c.e. arrested 11,000 people with weapons violations,, those are gone from the country now.
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[applause] last year we made more than 105,000 criminal alien arrests and remove more than 145,000 criminal aliens to include nearly 6000 gang members. this year i.c.e. homeland security investigations with the many of you work side-by-side and we appreciate that partnership and cooperation, made nearly 37,000 7000 criminal arrests, another record year. they seize more than 11,000 pounds of opioids, seized more than $624 million in illegal proceeds of crime, and rescued over 1400 victims of human trafficking and exploitation. [applause] >> we have maybe special agent in charge and headquarters leadership with us today and am honored to have the privilege of
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representing them and the tremendous work their special agents, analyst, our attorneys and task force office and personal to on behalf of this country. as a career law enforcement officer i am imploring all the state and local officers in this room to work with us, to find a way to partner with us for the sake of our communities that we've all sworn to protect and for the sake of our country. and for those that already do, thank you. you have every ounce of support from i.c.e. that we can provide. the truth of the matter, one which every person in this room knows, every community, every cop is safer when law enforcement works together. thanks. [applause] >> thank thank you, matt. doing a great job. i mean, honestly i did know he was going to make a speech, but that's okay. hey, but it was a good speech.
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i did know, i said wait a minute, five pages he's got there. it's a good five pages. and thank you very much, matt. you are doing a fantastic job, and we brought out thousands of ms-13 gang members, thousands. we take them out and we focus on bad ones, we focus on the worst people. and get people coming and just some really bad ones coming in and would focus on them. we've taken out thousands of ms-13 gang members. our police put the lights on the front line for his everyday, and you deserve the absolute support of your elected leaders. my administration will always protect those who protect us. here with us today are three of those heroes who were nominated for the iacp police office of the year award. nick, thomas thompson, and
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jonathan valles, three great people. [applause] when minnesota -- i just left minnesota, , great place, when minnesota officer nick responded to an active hostage situation, he found the killer holding a knife to the victim, and putting itself in grave danger for very specific reasons, he decide to fire a single shot and took out the murderer. he's received tremendous praise and it was a very brave thing to do, a specific reason. officer nick grivna please come forward. please come up. thank you. say a few words. please. thank you. [applause]
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>> thank you, mr. president. and thank everyone here. i'm actually speechless. i don't know what to say. this is also surreal to be right now. i want to thank iacp for the wonderful -- [inaudible] -- nominations and the support my entire department giving. people want to think most are people in virginia. my community rallied behind me. they called me and showed support for police department. i'm very humbled and honored to be working in a in a committeet supports the police. thank you, guys.
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[applause] >> thank you. great job. texas police officer thomas thompson responded to a report of a robbery. when he entered the building, the suspect began to fire violently, but officer thompson fired back, and they arrested the criminal who had quite a record, quite a bad record. officer thompson, thank you for your courage. please come forward to the podium. thank you. [applause]
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>> i feel incredibly honored to be here and to be recognized for what is essentially just a story of me just doing my job. the president is right, there is literally hundreds of thousands of law enforcement many women in this country who are ready and willing to when the moment when the time comes. i'm very honored to be a because i won a moment. mr. president, thank you for your support of law enforcement aspersion this day and age, it's no small thing. it matters so thank you. thank you to the lubbock -- [applause] i want to say thank you to the city of lubbock, to the lubbock police department for supporting me through a very difficult time. and finally most personal formula to say thank you to my wife. [applause]
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you are my rock and my best friend. i love you. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. finally, we are very proud to have with us a hero who was just recently announced as the 2019 officer of the year border patrol agent jonathan morale us. in may i met border patrol agent jonathan morale us when he came to the white house for the national day of prayer. just days before agent morale us was off-duty attending the service for passover when a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in how way california. you all read about it. it's terrible. without hesitation, agent morale
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is raced towards the shooter and begin firing back driving the gunman away from civilians. agent morales sweat and selfless action helped save many, many lies. i just want to say it's great to meet you a second time, agent morale is, and your courage and strength is really appreciated and so respected by the entire nation. you please come forward? [applause]
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you are our biggest supporter at border patrol. we all know in this day we need all the support and help weekend, so really appreciate what you do. thank you also commissioner morgan and chief, central sector, represent us also. you guys were responsible for giving us the training and tools we need a mistake to complete our mission out there. immigration enforcement, most of this time legal quibbles, we're the ones they first to win into our country. when i have the green uniform on, so who they will encounter. just a little recap of that tragic day. we were sitting in our house of prayer. we heard attack. at that moment a split-second decision, was off-duty, i was on leave enjoying my time off but i wasn't off-duty as an officer,
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as an agent, sworn to protect my community, protect my people. i immediately went into action and i did what i could to save as many people as possible. the terrorist who attacked us ran away like a coward. didn't even bother to challenge me or engagement or return fire. i'm grateful to -- also on behalf of rabbi goldstein and they thank you also for your support and love for our committee. so thank you to all my fellow officers out there, always be safe. can't be complacent even on our off-duty. that's when it always happens, when we least expect it. always be safe out there and we never our off-duty when we take the uniform off. our mind, our minds it is still for worst-case scenario. thank you all.
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[applause] >> thank you. let me help you. thank you very much. he's an in much better shape rt now than he was the last time. any very short period time he's going to be perfected. thank you very, very much. that was a big deal. each one of these heroes represents the selfless service of more than 685,000 law enforcement officers all across our country. every day americans get up and go to work. our children go safely to school, and our families sleep sound at night because the people in this room stand guard. you risk your lives, and you save his others. and i've always heard you risk
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your lives for, in many cases, people you don't know, people you have never met. it's an incredible thing. and have to say, in concluding, you have no idea how much the people of this country love you and respect you. [applause] the site of your badge strikes fear into the hearts of criminals, and pried into the hearts of our citizens. when children hear the sirens from your patrol cars, they race to catch a glimpse, because of they know that you are the heroes of their street. and in many cases they know that is really what they want to do something. that's what they want to do. that's what they want to do. they want to be a police
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officer. they see it. out of love for our neighbors, care for our communities, , and commitment to our country, we will shield peaceloving law-abiding americans from day one, and everyone who would do them harm. we will keep our streets secure, our city is guarded, and our loved ones safe. we will fight violent crime, uphold the piece, enforce the law, and with god as our witness we were proudly serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the united states. to all of the terrific law enforcement officers here today, thank you for your unwavering courage and your unbreakable devotion. today and everyday i vowed to stand proudly, , loyally and faithfully with the incredible men and women in blue.
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now, i would like to invite the attorney general of the united states, and the iacp and fop leadership to join me on stage while i sign our new commission on law enforcement. god bless you and god bless our great law enforcement, our police officers. god bless our military and god bless america. thank you all very much. thank you. [applause] thank you very much.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please remain in your seats as the president departs. ♪ >> the president speaking to the chiefs of police in chicago just before the signing. if you missed his remarks you can watch them at type president trump in the video search box at the top of our home page. commissions with the ftc will be discussing the agencies priorities and privacy concerns lie from the brookings institution in washington, d.c. at 2:00 eastern here on c-span2 and on capitol hill congress returns. now starts legislative work with several bills including one seeking to prevent the sale of e-cigs two children. later in the housemates will consider imposing new sanctions on turkey for the actions taken in syria. in the senate lawmakers gavel at 3:00 to work on a government spending measure first vote at 5:30 p.m. eastern. you can watch the house on
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>> when it comes to facebook, the ftc recently find that company. how did you come up with $5 billion and where does that money go? >> so to take a second question first the money goes to u.s. treasury and in terms of the monetary fine, it's only one aspect of the relief we update from facebook. yes, $5 billion up, up into but also broad injunctive relief that constraints away which facebook can have consumer data going forward. >> watch our interview with ftc commissioner christine wilson tonight at 8 p.m. eastern on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> the council on foreign relations hosts a discussion of future of u.s. relations with turkey. panelist discussed relationship between the two countries. from last week this is