AG Jeff Sessions Vows to Counter Rise in Violent Crime, Launches ‘National Public Safety Partnership’

Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, makes an opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Senator Ted Cruz denounced three Treasury officials for not attending the hearing on how the department wrote a rule allowing subsidies to be issued through the Affordable Care Act exchange run by the federal government. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the launch of a new law enforcement assistance program, the "National Public Safety Partnership," as he kicked off a national summit on violent crime Tuesday.