Published On: Thu, Jun 24th, 2021

Sen. Hawley’s Anti-Crime Package Would Fund 100,000 More Police Officers, Add New Protections

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Shortly before President Joe Biden unveiled his proposal on June 23 to deal with the crime wave sweeping across the United States, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced his own comprehensive package of legislation that would put 100,000 more law enforcement officers on the streets. “American families aren’t safe, but they deserve to be. And they can be if we will act. This is not the time to defund the police or vilify them, but to support the brave men and women in blue—and put more of them on the streets. Immediately,” Hawley said in a statement. During a June 24 Senate hearing that focused in part on the rising crime rate, Hawley said, “It is a simple reality, and the American people are feeling it. The people in my state are feeling it. They are afraid to go out at night. They’re afraid to go out on the streets. They’re …

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