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CNN's Van Jones Lauds Trump's Police Reform

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 CNN commentator Van Jones (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 June 2020 02:56 PM

CNN commentator Van Jones praised President Donald Trump’s executive order on police reform Tuesday.

“The executive order is a good thing,” Jones said. “Mainly because you saw the support of law enforcement there. That gives you a sense of where the bottom is, where the floor is for reform, and that floor is higher than it has been.

Jones specified that "There is movement in the direction of a database for bad cops. We’ve never had a federal database for bad cops. That’s why these cops go all over the place doing bad stuff.”

Jones, however, said that the president’s speech in the Rose Garden missed an opportunity.

Trump’s speech “started off with a lot of unity, and then it moved off into politics, and a whole bunch of stuff that people are gonna fight about,” Jones said. “All that stuff is classic Trump. It will be gone tomorrow. But what will be in place there is a new floor  – a higher floor – for Congress for now to depart from that [which] includes law enforcement support for data, for de-escalators, for better training and against chokeholds. I think progress has been made."

The Daily Caller pointed out that while Jones has usually been critical of the president, he has given Trump credit for his initiative a few years ago on criminal justice reform.

That includes the First Step Act, which the president signed into law at the end of 2018.

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