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FBI Under Fire Over Failure to Pursue Cruz Tip, Florida Governor Wants Director to Resign

February 16, 2018
“The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said.

NASRO Supports Enforcement of Federal Marijuana Laws

January 8, 2018
NASRO executive director Mo Canady said that his organization believes that the attorney general's decision will make it more difficult for youth to obtain and use marijuana.

AG Sessions Wants to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law in Legal Weed States

January 4, 2018
In a memo sent to U.S. attorneys Thursday, Sessions noted that federal law prohibits the possession and sale of marijuana, and he undid several previous Obama administration memos that advised against bringing weed prosecutions in states where it was legal to use for recreational or medical purposes.

America's Biggest Crime Scene

December 7, 2017

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

AG Sessions Creates New DEA Office to 'Turn Tide' in Opioid Crisis

November 30, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the DEA's 22nd field office would be located in Louisville, Ky., part of a region plagued by the abuse of the prescription painkiller, heroin and the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl.

AG Sessions Announces $98 Million to Hire Community Policing Officers

November 20, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced COPS funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers.

AG Sessions Blasts Tech Firms for Blocking Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Files

November 2, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking aim at technology firms for preventing law enforcement from accessing encrypted evidence for ongoing terror investigations, warning that such actions could have “deadly consequences.”

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

October 23, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Sessions Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Undermine Law's Moral Authority

September 20, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."

Trump to Restore Program Sending Surplus Military Weapons, Equipment to Police

August 28, 2017
President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation's military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program that was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama two years ago.

Attorney General Sessions Says Black Officers are "Crucial Ambassadors" to Community

August 2, 2017
"You, more than perhaps any other law enforcement organization, represent crucial ambassadors to some of the communities that trust law enforcement the least," Sessions told the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Attorney General Sessions Wants Increase in Asset Forfeiture

July 18, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property from criminals.

Jeff Sessions Announces National Public Safety Partnership to Help 12 Cities Fight Crime

June 21, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced a new initiative to combat violence and boost public safety by pledging federal resources to help 12 cities fight crime.

Trump Administration Appears to Ease Up On 'Sanctuary Cities'

May 25, 2017
The Trump administration has settled on a narrow definition of what it means to be a "sanctuary city," and limited the potential financial consequences for state and local governments.

Attorney General Pledges Support for Officers at Annual Police Week Vigil

May 15, 2017
"To all those serving, I have a simple message for each of you," Sessions said. "We have your back, and you have our thanks."

Attorney General Pledges Support for Officers at Annual Police Week Vigil

May 15, 2017
"To all those serving, I have a simple message for each of you," Sessions said. "We have your back, and you have our thanks."

Justice Department Issues Warning to Sanctuary Cities

April 21, 2017
The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Cook County, Ill.

Video: Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Justice Department to End 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

April 12, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.

Sessions Orders Review of All Police Reform Agreements

April 4, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.
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