Trump advocates death penalty for killers of cops May 16, 2018 0 5337 12345 AFPWashingtonUS President Donald Trump on Tuesday used a ceremony honouring slain law enforcement officers to propose that cop killers face the death penalty, burnishing his tough-on-crime political credentials.Addressing the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, Trump painted immigrants as violent killers and lamented"ambush" style attacks against police."We must end the attacks on our police and we must end them right now," Trump said."We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty," the Republican president told the audience in front of Capitol Hill."Bring it forth."Much of Trump's political platform is grounded in hard line stances on immigration, crime and punishment.He has frequently advocated the death penalty, and on the campaign trail promised"one of the first things" he would do in office would be an executive order applying it to"anybody killing a police man, a police woman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer."A year and a half into his term, he has yet to act because of considerable legal and political challenges.Capital punishment remains largely the preserve of US states, and only in rare instances the federal government.Trump's proposal would require legislative change from Congress, and could not be done by executive order. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US Homeland Security unveils strategy to tackle cyber threats May 16, 2018 0 6062 Toxic gases add to hazards near Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano May 16, 2018 0 5345 Cannes cheers Spike Lee's raging rebuke of Trump's America May 16, 2018 0 5378 Top Democrat on Senate intel' panel backs Trump CIA pick REUTERS WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the US Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as .. Melania Trump hospitalised for treatment of kidney condition Washington US first lady Melania Trump is recovering in hospital after undergoing successful surgery for a kidney condition, the White House said Monday. The 48-year-old wife of President Donald Trump had the surgery .. Mexico journalist murdered, fourth of 2018 Mexico City A Mexican journalist was murdered Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco, the governor said, as the country mourned acclaimed reporter and writer Javier Valdez on the first anniversary of his killing. Juan .. Rio baby hit by stray bullet is 15th child shot this year: Reports Rio de Janeiro A baby was wounded by a stray bullet in Rio de Janeiro while in his mother's arms, becoming the 15th child shot here this year, reports said Tuesday. The non-governmental organisation Fogo Cruzado, .. Schwarzenegger urges Trump to 'join us' on climate action afp Vienna Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged US President Donald Trump to join action to support renewable energy, at a summit on climate change in the Austrian capital Vienna on Tuesday. "To those ..