Skip to comments.Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing
Posted on 10/08/2018 9:30:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of stop and frisk policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nations third-largest city.
The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city, he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately go to Chicago to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave. He also encouraged the city to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method, in which large numbers of people are temporarily detained, questioned and sometimes searched for drugs and weapons. It was used extensively in New York City until it was deemed unconstitutional because of its overwhelming impact on minority residents. Gotta be properly applied, but stop-and-frisk works, said Trump, who had traveled to Orlando with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Chicago police said last week that there have been 102 fewer homicides and nearly 500 fewer shooting victims in the city this year, compared with the first nine months of 2017. The city of Chicago reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois in 2015 to curb stop-and-frisk procedures after the ACLU threatened to file a lawsuit over the issue. The ACLU said the police inordinately targeted blacks.
A spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted Trump for reviving criticism of the citys homicide rate and the agreement with the ACLU. Even someone as clueless as Donald Trump has to know stop-and-frisk is simply not the solution to crime, Matt McGrath said in an emailed statement.
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Works apparently. But then, having everyone walk around in their skivvies would work also.
Why not try a BHO beer summit?
“Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately go to Chicago to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave.”
Trump is a genius! He can’t fire the worthless POS so he sends him to Chicago to
fix the shooting spree. Now all Little Jeffie has to do is go over and “inspect” Cabrini Green! They will have a bullet, or maybe two, waiting for his arrival!
So is there any common denominator among the perps? Something they have in common? Maybe the police could start with that?
Yes but that’s not what he’s suggesting :)
High crime neighborhood? stop and frisk.
i’ve been told to get out of the car twice when i was young and a little wild.
Got frisked. it didn’t scar me for life.
You’re a friggin genius in your own little mind I bet.
LOL! I want to see the ACLU appeal something to the NEW Supreme Court. Not only will they lose, but they'll be forced to pay attorneys fees to the defendant.
Even ex-ACLU lawyer RBG can't help them now.
This will never fly. Some lefty judge will strike it down as “raciss”.
I guess “innocent until proven guilty” isn’t a thing here anymore like it’s been the last few weeks
Forget racist. Just a blatant violation of your rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
Yes. And we don't have to sacrifice the Bill of Rights to make use of it.
The common denominator is that the perps have benefitted from a catch-and-release judicial system which makes it profitable to continue engaging in criminal activities despite multiple convictions.
I'm not in favor of increasing sentences as a deterrent. I want the sentences increased because that results in criminals spending more time behind bars and less time committing crimes.
Career criminals belong in prison.
Pull police off traffic detail trying to get people for 26 in a 25 zone and put them under cover finding info on the gangs.
"...stop and frisk..."
Everyone knows where the problem lies. But the PC/ACLU types, like some on this thread, don’t want to admit it. That is why it just gets worse. And people die. Apparently it is “unreasonable” to come to grips with it.
Willful ignorance is a thing to behold.
I remember that. But now it creeps back in because the current Denver government is much more like Chicago, willfully blind.
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