*(Via MSN News) – President Trump touted the “stop and frisk” policy in a speech Monday to the International Association of Chief of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, saying it’s a policy that works and was meant for places like Chicago.
The president, who regularly brings up Chicago when talking about crime, said that city should strongly consider the controversial “stop and frisk” policy used when his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York city.
“I have directed the attorney general’s office to immediately go to the great city of Chicago to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave. I’m going to straighten it out and straighten it out fast,” Mr. Trump said. “There’s no reason for what’s going on there. I’ve told them to work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement’s hands and to strongly consider stop and frisk. It works and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop and frisk.”
“And Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of New York City, had a very strong program of stop and frisk, and it went from an unacceptably dangerous city to one of the safest city in the country and I think the safest big city in the country, so it works. Got to be properly applied, but stop and frisk works. The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city and we’ll do everything possible to get it done.”
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