War on crime: AG Sessions calls for return to asset forfeitures and ‘broken windows’ policing
Citing a spike in violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for more proactive policing and a crackdown on gangs, guns, drugs and illegal immigration. He also endorsed the practice of asset forfeiture, slammed by critics as policing for profit.
Sessions outlined the Trump administration’s crime-fighting strategy in a speech to the National District Attorneys Association Monday. The event, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, largely flew under the media radar until the attorney general’s prepared remarks were published.
“We have a multi-front battle in front of us right now: an increase in violent crime, a rise in vicious gangs, an opioid epidemic, threats from terrorism, and human traffickers, combined with a culture in which family and discipline seems to be eroding further,” Sessions said.
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