A committee set up by President Donald Trump recently issued a report on law enforcement concerns that’s crucial to local efforts of authorizing marijuana or decriminalizing drugs.
The report from the Presidential Committee on Law enforcement entails multiple aspects. However, it concentrates on drug and cannabis policy in various sections.
For instance, it touches on the need to tackle homelessness and substance abuse; however, it points out that they have to be balanced with law enforcement and public safety maintenance.
The 300-page document asserts that American localities have reduced or decriminalized drug use sanctions, like the cannabis case.
The caucus argued that drug regulation reform lifts the bar of police arrests but doesn’t cater to the reality that police officers still have to tackle issues about these people, address non-criminal outcomes of substance use issues (such as overdose), or liaise with a glut of homeless folks.
The committee advises that the Justice Department evaluate how local policies and laws that reduce or decriminalize sanctions for drug use associated with homelessness affect public safety and law enforcement.
The panel set up by Trump via a 2019 executive directive asserted that implementing decriminalization policies often leads to surging numbers of individuals in need. The report states that this may negatively impact the community, leading to long-term use of drugs and escalation.
The report also quotes America’s Vermont lawyer claiming that decriminalization takes equipment from the police administration, portrays that character is okay, and will culminate in more undesirable behavior.
The eighteen members of the commission have a history in law administration. For instance, one of the members is the chief administrator for the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), and another is the deputy director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).