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:OK. What is your opinion on the Louisiana/DOJ settlement? --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:50, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
 
:OK. What is your opinion on the Louisiana/DOJ settlement? --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 18:50, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
 
::DavidB4, that is covered above.  I moved the substance to the [[H-2B visa]] article, because the enforcement effort started under the Obama Administration, and it appears that the settlement was reached in March 2016.  Under the settlement, the company was given time to write the checks and then report back.  The report closing out the deal happened during the Trump Administration. Thanks, [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 19:15, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
 
::DavidB4, that is covered above.  I moved the substance to the [[H-2B visa]] article, because the enforcement effort started under the Obama Administration, and it appears that the settlement was reached in March 2016.  Under the settlement, the company was given time to write the checks and then report back.  The report closing out the deal happened during the Trump Administration. Thanks, [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 19:15, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
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I would propose two bullets: The first is:
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<blockquote>Candidate Trump in July 2016 said that the phrase "[[Black lives matter]]" was "very divisive" and also that the incidents of policemen shooting black men that were caught on camera were "terrible" and "disgusting."[The hill footnote]</blockquote>
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The second is:
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<blockquote>On May 15, President Trump attended a memorial service for police killed in the line of duty and expressed strong support for the police and strong opposition to violence directed at police.[32]</blockquote>
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President Trump has never called black lives matter "anti-police". Thanks, [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 20:56, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

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DOJ and Redskins

The DOJ ended its effort to force the Redskins to change their name.[1] I'm not going to label it as an achievement yet, but it is something interesting to note. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:52, 4 July 2017 (EDT)

AlphaBay -- "the largest dark net marketplace takedown in history"

The DOJ, partnering with Canada, European governments, and Thailand, shut down AlphaBay, which was the largest online black market in existence.[2][3][4] This is definitely an achievement, but because the DOJ partnered with so many other countries, I'm not sure how significant this achievement is to add here. Input would be great. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:18, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

Crime/drug crackdown

While only speeches/op-eds, AG Sessions is taking a strong stance against crime,[5] and he is supported by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.[6] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

The DOJ is also reportedly planning on cracking down on illegal drugs.[7] This will be something interesting to watch for. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:20, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

Leak investigations

The DOJ will announce leak investigations soon.[8][9][10] Hopefully we'll see results from them. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 25 July 2017 (EDT)

Unnecessary info

I removed this info as it was not very significant. Many DOJ positions still need Senate confirmation (only three have already been confirmed). --1990'sguy (talk) 00:00, 26 July 2017 (EDT)

Drug prosecutions his a 25-year low

Despite gun crime prosecutions decreasing, drug prosecutions hit a 25-year low. This does not seem like a success (maybe a failure?), but even if it is a failure/success, it does not seem significant enough to me to add. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 28 July 2017 (EDT)

I agree; they may be due to his actions, but even if so, they don't seem very significant. Besides, prosecution could be targeted differently. Instead of Obama taking down 50 drug dealers on the street, Trump could be working back to the source, and taking down three distributors. I'm not saying that this statistic sounds like a good thing, but it depends on too many other factors to count, for better or worse, towards him. --David B (TALK) 01:01, 29 July 2017 (EDT)

BOP director

AG Sessions appointed a former Army general to direct the Federal Bureau of Prisons.[11][12][13][14][15] I think this is very good, but I don't see how this is significant enough to add to the article as an achievement. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:12, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

Civil Rights --> Affirmative Action investigation

The DOJ is considering shifting resources from the civil rights department to an investigation on affirmative action.[16][17][18] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:15, 1 August 2017 (EDT)

The DOJ is calling media reports inaccurate.[19] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:44, 2 August 2017 (EDT)
They do appear to be investigating A.A. discrimination, such as against Asian students.[20] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:12, 7 August 2017 (EDT)
If we do eventually add this in some form, it might be worth considering adding it to the "social issues" sub-article rather than this one. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:16, 7 August 2017 (EDT)

Pot crackdown: lack of progress

It seems that the DOJ will not crack down on marijuana, despite most people's expectations that Sessions would crack down on it.[21] However, it is still early -- the DOJ could take moves against marijuana in the future, maybe the near future. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:18, 8 August 2017 (EDT)

Failure to denaturalized illegal immigrants who wrongly received citizenship

The DOJ is saying it is not denaturalizing these people who wrongly received citizenship because it is "too busy with litigation."[22] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:03, 9 August 2017 (EDT)

Capitol Police bill

I removed this info that I had added earlier: August 4, 2017—President Trump signed a bill into law that gave the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund the ability to help its police officers in the case of injury on the line of duty.<ref>Miller, S.A. (August 4, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/4/trump-signs-law-to-aid-wounded-us-capitol-police-o/ Trump signs law to aid wounded U.S. Capitol Police officers]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 4, 2017.</ref>

The reason I removed it was because the bill was very minor. It seems like a more technical and minor change and one that is more limited in scope. Of course, conservatives support and should support this change, but it seems too minor on second thought. It only affected Capitol Police.

However, if anyone thinks this bill is significant enough to include and does clearly advance conservative policies, please let me know. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 14 August 2017 (EDT)

Largest crackdown on white supremacist groups in history

The DOJ just finished its largest crackdown on criminal white supremacist groups, with 89 convictions.[23][24][25][26][27][28] This is good news, but most of the investigations took place during the Obama Administration, and the crackdown was started during the administration. Thus, it might not be appropriate to add, but if anyone disagrees, I would be happy to hear the arguments. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:56, 15 August 2017 (EDT)

H2B visa crackdown

User:1990'sguy has added a bullet about DOJ entering into a settlement of a case where US workers got $108,000 in back pay because their employer used H2B visa workers instead. However, as this Washington Times article shows,[29] the Obama Justice Department brought the suit and settled for $115,000 in back pay in March 2016. You need to reword the bullet if you want to use it as a Donald Trump achievement. JDano (talk) 14:49, 17 August 2017 (EDT

Let's leave the bullet out until we can agree on wording. JDano (talk) 14:59, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
This is politically delicate because the Trump Organization does use temporary visas at a number of its US resorts. So, let's be careful about this subject. JDano (talk) 15:16, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
Your last comment is absurd. Are you serious, or are you just trolling? --1990'sguy (talk) 16:42, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

DOJ settlement with Louisiana company

I removed this info that I originally added because it seems that the dispute began before Trump took office.

JDano presented what seems to be good evidence in favor of this, but I will welcome evidence to the contrary. However, JDano's editing style is not contructive and does not lead to dialogue -- he should tone it down. I am not happy with his behavior, even if some of his arguments end up being correct (learn how to present them better, rather than acting as an edit warrior).

This source, however, if useful. Maybe it should be re-added in some way:

--1990'sguy (talk) 16:41, 17 August 2017 (EDT

Black Lives Matter

There are two sources for the bullet - I added the second one. The first is a Washington Times article which states,

"While the president didn’t mention Black Lives Matter by name, Mr. Trump said, “The attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now.” He specifically addressed ambushes of police last year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Dallas, Texas."

The second is the official White House transcript of President Trump's speech -- it does not mention black lives matter. So, if both news story from the reporter who attended and the official White House transcript both agree that President Trump did not mention black lives matter in his speech, how can Conservapedia write a bullet that says, "President Trump expressed strong support for the police and strong opposition to violence directed at police, such as that by the anti-police "Black lives matter" movement". This is a dangerous putting words in the President's mouth. Look at this past weekend, when people were upset about whether or not President Trump named and shamed Nazi and White Supremacy groups. If President Trump decided not to name the black lives matter movement, we should be careful to honor his wishes. Do you have proof that a member of the black lives matter movement ambushed the police in Baton Rouge? Just as not all White Supremacy group members support killing people by running them over with a car, not all black lives matter movement members support ambushing police. President Trump's basic point over the weekend and on Tuesday was, "Don't paint with a broad brush and lump good guy with the bad guys." If Trump wants to give people space to support the Lee statue without being a Nazi, then he can also give people space to support "black lives" without being a cop ambusher. Trump did not call black lives matter "anti-police." I believe my wording is a more accurate description of what President Trump said and did. Thanks, JDano (talk) 17:00, 17 August 2017 (EDT)

The WT source makes very clear that BLM is implied. It is clear and simple. I changed the wording to make that clear. I am doing a lot for you and I am refraining from blocking you. I will not do anything more with this info. Your statements comparing the BLM movement with people who oppose removing Confederate statues are absurd -- what is reasonable is comparing the BLM movement with the white supremacist groups, which are not the same as opposing taking down the statues. Also, you said "we should be careful to honor [Trump's] wishes", an absurd comment, considering that many of your other edits have not been very friendly towards the president (Trump tapes, etc.). --1990'sguy (talk) 17:07, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
In Washington DC, it is a big deal when the President names and shames an organization. The White House staff spends time debating whether to do it. The speech did not mention black lives matter, and there has been no evidence to link the police attacks in Baton Rouge and Dallas to the leaders of the black lives matter movement. You are writing a sentence in Donald Trump achievements that has Donald Trump as the subject and "expressed" is the verb. CP need to have sources to back up what is in the rest of the sentence to show that Donald Trump expressed it. Please don't put words in the President's mouth. Where are your sources linking black lives matter to what the President discussed and where are your sources saying that President Trump described them as "anti-police"? We are here to report what happened not what somebody wanted Trump to say. JDano (talk) 17:19, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
In case you didn't look, I actually changed the wording. It says that Trump opposed the violence, such as that done by BLM. It is interesting that you are all of a sudden a loyal Trump supporter who is worried that people are putting words in his mouth, even though you have a clear liberal bias otherwise (such as your edits with the alleged Trump tapes and fake news -- you didn't have a problem with labeling his comments as fake news, even though they were not). --1990'sguy (talk) 17:22, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
Please give me your sources that Donald Trump expressed that the abushes were "done by the anti-police 'Black lives matter' movement". He did not say that the black lives matter movement is "anti-police" and that the leaders of the black lives matter movement are responsible for the ambushes. I am no fan of the black lives matter movement, but it important to learn how to write accurate, well-sourced encyclopedia articles. Thanks, JDano (talk) 17:37, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
Your statements above seem to contradict your statement here that you don't like the movement: "if Trump wants to give people space to support the Lee statue without being a Nazi, then he can also give people space to support 'black lives' without being a cop ambusher." I think everybody with the exception of most if not all white supremacists supports "black lives." That's different from BLM. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:41, 17 August 2017 (EDT)
Once again, do you have any source to support your claim? I quoted your current language in my 17:00, 17 August 2017 (EDT) comment. It conflates what President Trump talked about -- Baton Rouge and Dallas -- with what he did not talk about -- black lives matter. The fact is undisputed that he did not mention black lives matter so how can you say that "President Trump expressed ... strong opposition to ... the anti-police "Black lives matter" movement." There is no evidence linking Baton Rouge and Dallas to black lives matter movement, and Conservapedia can't put words into the President's mouth. You are free to expand the Black lives matter article, but your personal views are not what Donald Trump accomplished in his speech. Thanks, JDano (talk) 10:48, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
I want a third opinion, and maybe a fourth -- I will not budge until I get one. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:14, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
Why don't you try to find a source? Both sources say that he did not name and shame black lives matter in his May 15 speech. I know of no sources at all that linked Baton Rouge and Dallas to the black lives matter movement. It is best to keep the misinformation off the page until we have some source to justify including it. Thanks, JDano (talk) 17:00, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
I already told you that I changed the wording. He criticized violence against the police, such as that done by BLM. The WT source clearly names BLM. Besides, the bulletpoint is not just referring to the speech. It refers to in general. Here is a campaign source: [30] Please wait with me until we get a third opinion. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:06, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

For issues like this, we may know it to be true, and even Trump may know it, but JDano is right--we shouldn't put words in his mouth by editorializing. That said, The reference 1990'sguy provided is spot-on for showing his beliefs in this case. The current wording might be close enough, but it still sounds like he related it to BLM, which is not the case here. If editorializing is going to take place (which I don't object to for this) it should be clear that we are saying that, not him. Also, the provided thehill reference should be added to that comment. What about making the comment parenthetical: "President Trump expressed strong support for the police and strong opposition to violence directed at police[REFS] (such as that by the anti-police "Black lives matter" movement.)[TheHill REF]" ?
How does that sound? For disbelieving readers, be should make sure to be precise in our statements--besides, it's good form in general. --David B (TALK) 18:48, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

OK. What is your opinion on the Louisiana/DOJ settlement? --1990'sguy (talk) 18:50, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
DavidB4, that is covered above. I moved the substance to the H-2B visa article, because the enforcement effort started under the Obama Administration, and it appears that the settlement was reached in March 2016. Under the settlement, the company was given time to write the checks and then report back. The report closing out the deal happened during the Trump Administration. Thanks, JDano (talk) 19:15, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

I would propose two bullets: The first is:

Candidate Trump in July 2016 said that the phrase "Black lives matter" was "very divisive" and also that the incidents of policemen shooting black men that were caught on camera were "terrible" and "disgusting."[The hill footnote]

The second is:

On May 15, President Trump attended a memorial service for police killed in the line of duty and expressed strong support for the police and strong opposition to violence directed at police.[32]

President Trump has never called black lives matter "anti-police". Thanks, JDano (talk) 20:56, 18 August 2017 (EDT)