22 days after the slaughter of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the U.S. Department of Justice not to send a federal dollar to an uncertified police department. He also wants a national database of dirty cops.

Trump defunded “uncertified” police in US cities 22 days after George Floyd’s killing

CLEVELAND, OH – The “dreamers” who operate popular so-called “news” websites and work in the mainstream media polluting the nation’s political thinking with their “pro themselves” agenda don’t like President Donald Trump, so the information they share ignores the very direct acts he’s made to embrace the requests of the nation’s American Negro while he ignores their’s.

It took President Donald Trump 22 days to do what ex-President Barack Obama didn’t do when cops slaughtered the American Negroes whose “hopes” elected him. Trump signed an executive order instructing the USDOJ not to give a dime to police departments with uncertified cops and those that don’t submit the names of those who are dirty to a national database 22 days after George Floyd’s brutal killing by Minneapolis cops.

22 days after George Floyd was choked to death by ex-cop Derek Chauvin, as he was aided by ex-cop J. Alexander Kueng, as ex-cops Thomas Lane and Tou Thao stood by, Trump signed an executive order on June 16, 2020 defunding “uncertified” police.  It was a response to the growing national awareness that many of the law enforcement officers making arrests are doing so without credentials and conspiring with prosecutors and judges to conceal their unlawful acts.

Unfortunately, there have been instances in which some officers have misused their authority, challenging the trust of the American people, with tragic consequences for individual victims, their communities, and our Nation.  All Americans are entitled to live with the confidence that the law enforcement officers and agencies in their communities will live up to our Nation’s founding ideals and will protect the rights of all persons.  Particularly in African-American communities, we must redouble our efforts as a Nation to swiftly address instances of misconduct.”  President Donald Trump

It’s a damn shame criminal defense attorneys and public defenders fail to check if the government officials they’re interacting with were administered oaths of office and certified to discharge the duties of the public offices they hold.  The Democratic prosecuting attorney in Cuyahoga County, Michael O’Malley, told activist Mariah Crenshaw he would not when she asked him to validate the credentials of the cops bringing charges and to prosecute those without them.

We got tranny bathroom access from the nation’s first “black” President of the United States of America. This man, Barack Hussein Obama, did not promote a single law or write an executive order that addressed the issue of uncertified police officers, prosecutors and judges conspiring with each other to conceal their violations of the 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Control Act. Trannies got the bathroom hookup. Tamir Rice, Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Frederick Crawford got nothing in the way of justice.

There are no minced words in Section 2(b) of Trump’s executive order that expresses his dissatisfaction with lawlessness in the governments errant Democrats and Republicans are running throughout cities in Cuyahoga County and other parts of the nation.

“The Attorney General shall, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, allocate Department of Justice discretionary grant funding only to those State and local law enforcement agencies that have sought or are in the process of seeking appropriate credentials from a reputable independent credentialing body certified by the Attorney General.”

Instead of relying on the performance of criminally-derelict state Attorney Generals to verify cop credentials, Trump’s executive order requires the U. S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) to conduct the validations through an independent ceritifying authority.  He further ordered in Section 2(c) the U.S. DOJ to ensure that police departments receiving federal funds have mayors and councils that have enacted laws and regulations to deal with sensitive policing issues such as a cop’s mental health.

“The Attorney General shall certify independent credentialing bodies that meet standards to be set by the Attorney General.  Reputable, independent credentialing bodies, eligible for certification by the Attorney General, should address certain topics in their reviews, such as policies and training regarding use–of-force and de-escalation techniques; performance management tools, such as early warning systems that help to identify officers who may require intervention; and best practices regarding community engagement. ” 

Richard Michael DeWine was criminally-derelict when he allowed hundreds of Ohio cops to operate in the state without valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials. 24 in the city of East Cleveland … alone. 

DeWine was operating on his own self-created “honor system” that let East Cleveland cops Michael Cardilli and Scott Gardner send fake test results that resulted in the Ohio Attorney General paying $10,000 for training that never occurred.  Trump’s executive order instructs the U.S. DOJ to validate the credentials of cops on its own instead of trusting politicians like DeWine who have already proven themselves to be incompetent.

Neither of these East Cleveland “cops” (Larry McDonald and Chief of Police Scott Gardner) have credentials from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy that allows them to discharge the duties of law enforcement officers. Instead of prosecuting them for impersonating law enforcement officers, Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’ Malley, and now Ohio Attorney General David Yost, conspires with them to conceal their uncredentialed arrests. Even U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, makes a mockery of his boss’ executive order by letting these criminals continue to make arrests while impersonating law enforcement officers; and every judge in the county now knows the cases they’re presiding over for these impersonators makes them co-conspirators.

The other significant feature of Trump’s “defunding” executive order is the creation of a national database that gathers the names of cops involved in misconduct.  In Section 3 of his order Trump explains his instructions to the U.S. DOJ to also make the information  the agency gathers on dirty cops available to the public.  Police departments that don’t send information to the U.S. DOJ naming the dirty cops they’ve hired don’t get a federal dime.

Sec3.  Information Sharing.  (a)  The Attorney General shall create a database to coordinate the sharing of information between and among Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies concerning instances of excessive use of force related to law enforcement matters, accounting for applicable privacy and due process rights.

(b)  The database described in subsection (a) of this section shall include a mechanism to track, as permissible, terminations or de-certifications of law enforcement officers, criminal convictions of law enforcement officers for on-duty conduct, and civil judgments against law enforcement officers for improper use of force.  The database described in subsection (a) of this section shall account for instances where a law enforcement officer resigns or retires while under active investigation related to the use of force.  The Attorney General shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the information in the database consists only of instances in which law enforcement officers were afforded fair process.

(c)  The Attorney General shall regularly and periodically make available to the public aggregated and anonymized data from the database described in subsection (a) of this section, as consistent with applicable law.

(d)  The Attorney General shall, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, allocate Department of Justice discretionary grant funding only to those law enforcement agencies that submit the information described in subsection (b) of this section.

As a former mayor Trump’s executive order from my perspective is welcomed news for mayors and council members looking for an outside partner’s help in mitigating the effects and cost of police misconduct.  The media wants him out of office, so the acts Trump engages in that address real needs are being diminished and drowned out in support of the more sensational portrait they’ve painted of him.

Whether his executive order is understood or not, it is the wisest act I’ve seen a president commit in my lifetime to address the issue of police misconduct in a way that’s effective.  If a police department cannot prove to the U.S. DOJ that its law enforcement officers are certified and operating with valid state-certified credentials, Trump has sent a clear message to every criminal defense attorney, prosecutor and judge to make sure these assholes are prosecuted.  

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


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