Crime

Hawley, Kelly Introduce Bill Boosting Police Recruitment and Retention

Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) introduced the Educational and Career Opportunities for Public Safety (EdCOPS) Act of 2024. The bill tackles the recruitment and retainment crisis plaguing local law enforcement agencies across the country and seeks to support them. TheEdCOPS Act of 2024 offers education benefits to police officers and their dependents. “As crime rates rise and law enforcement agencies experience staffing shortages, Congress must ensure that states have the...

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Hawley Urges Biden to Protect Transport for Remains of Deceased Missouri Missionaries

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) urged President Biden to mobilize all necessary resources at his disposal to protect the transport of the remains of Natalie and Davy Lloyd. The Lloyds were brutally murdered by Haitian gangs while working as missionaries in the country. Their remains are still not home in Missouri with their families.  "While there is now a plan in place to fly Natalie and Davy’s remains back to Missouri, there are serious concerns about the security...

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Hawley, Gillibrand Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Postal Workers from Rising Crime

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced the bipartisan Protect Our Letter Carriers Act to protect postal workers from an alarming uptick in violent assaults committed against them and modernize postal collection boxes to crack down on mail theft.  “Postal carriers work day in and day out to fulfill critical needs, like package deliveries, that Americans often take for granted. The recent uptick in violent assaults...

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Hawley, Whitehouse Bill to Support Law Enforcement and Prevent Officer Suicides Passes Committee

Today a bill introduced by U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act, unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill provides grant funding for law enforcement family-support services and establishes suicide-prevention programs and mental health services for law enforcement officers.  The senators first introduced the STOIC Act in 2019, and it was signed into...

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‘Is this a Record that You are Proud of?’: Hawley Lambasts Mayorkas for Americans Killed by Illegal Immigrants

Today in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Department of Homeland Security DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, condemning him for repeatedly lying to Congress and willfully implementing President Biden's open-border policies that have caused growing numbers of Americans to die at the hands of illegal immigrants.  "You have lied repeatedly to Congress and to the American people about [Ibarra's criminal...

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Hawley Condemns Tragic Shooting in Kansas City After Chiefs Super Bowl Parade

This afternoon U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement in response to the tragic shooting in Kansas City today after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally. Thank you to @kcpolice for their quick and courageous action this afternoon at the Chiefs parade. The criminals who did this must be brought swiftly to justice — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 14, 2024

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Hawley Demands FBI and DHS Investigate Deadly Attack on Christian School as Hate Crime

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling for an investigation into the deadly massacre that occurred at The Covenant School yesterday as a federal hate crime.  "Yesterday the nation witnessed the vicious murder of small schoolchildren in Nashville, Tennessee. [...] It is commonplace to call such horrors...

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Hawley Introduces Resolution Condemning The Covenant School Shooting as a Hate Crime

Following the senseless and targeted attack on Christian children and adults at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution condemning the deadly shooting as a federal hate crime. "This murderous rampage, this taking of innocent life, was a horrific crime. But more specifically, it was a hate crime," said Senator Hawley. "It is a crime under federal law to target and commit acts of violence...

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