Trump Calls On Chicago Cops To Use Stop And Frisk To Curb Gun Violence
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel disagrees with Trump’s suggestion.
Although the levels of violence have declined in Chicago, Donald Trump still thinks that the city could benefit from some stop-and-frisk policing.
While speaking at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference Monday in Orlando, Trump directed his attention to Chicago police officers and suggested that they implement the stop-and-frisk tactic, where cops stop, question, and frisk people they suspect may be dangerous or may have committed a crime.
The tactic rose to prominence in New York City in the 1990s and early 2000s, when Rudolph W. Giuliani was mayor but was criticized for being used disproportionately on minorities, leading to a federal judge ruling that it was discriminatory and unconstitutional in 2013.
Still, Trump believes the tactic will make Chicago better, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago: Stop and frisk,” he said.
Chicago police didn’t offer a statement on Trump’s comments but a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel did.
‘Even someone as clueless as Donald Trump has to know stop-and-frisk is simply not the solution to crime,” mayoral spokesman Matt McGrath said in an emailed statement. “Just last week CPD reported there have been 100 fewer murders and 500 fewer shooting victims in Chicago this year, the second straight year of declines — all while we’ve been making reforms to restore trust with residents. The fact that he’s trotting out this tired rhetoric is another sign he’s worried about Republicans in the midterms.”
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Source: Chicago Sun-Times