Stop And Frisk Doesn't Work, Despite What Donald Trump Says

Stop And Frisk Doesn't Work, Despite What Donald Trump Says

Stop And Frisk Doesn't Work, Despite What Donald Trump Says

It's not clear from Trump's comments if he was aware that the Chicago Police Department already conducts "stop and frisk", but under restrictions stemming from a 2015 agreement.

US President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks.

Proponents say stop-and-frisk helps prevent violent crime by taking more illegal guns and other contraband off the streets. McGrath also notes that Chicago's homicide rate is falling. The city of Chicago reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union of IL in 2015 to curb stop-and-frisk procedures after the ACLU threatened to file a lawsuit over the issue. Emanuel said he welcomed federal help but cautioned against the strictly "tough and rough" approach Trump seemed to advocate. "They could solve the problem if they were simply allowed to do their job and do their job properly-and that's what they want to do", he said.

"Just look at what is now being exposed in the Department of Justice and the FBI", Trump had said at a rally, "look at what's going on".

"The press wants to know, 'What did you talk about?' But we had a very good talk, I will say".

A dashboard camera video, released more than a year after the October 20, 2014, incident in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by a journalist, sparked days of protests in Chicago, led to the firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and prompted calls for Emanuel to resign.

Trump, in his remarks Monday, singled out politicians who have criticized police, often in the wake of shootings of young, black men. He has faced widespread criticism over his handling of gun violence.

'Politicians who spread this unsafe anti-police sentiment make life easier for criminals and more risky for law-abiding citizens, and they also make it more unsafe for police, and it must stop, and it must stop now, ' he said. If the officer believes the person is unsafe, the officer may frisk the person, based on the precedent of the 1968 Supreme Court decision in Terry v. Ohio.

Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, has so far been steadfast in trying to protect the investigation as it digs ever deeper into Trump's inner circle.

The president highlighted the efforts of the federal government to help local law enforcement officers stem the tide of lethal drugs that make their way across the US borders.

Trump said Kavanaugh would be "a faithful defender of the rule of law".

"I want to express my gratitude for what you do every day, protecting our communities, our families, our streets and taking down crime", Trump told the crowd of almost 3,000 top police officials yesterday.

The number of shooting victims is also on the decline. He said he was working hard on the opioid crisis and announced more than $42 million in new grant funding for innovative projects to fight the drug epidemic.

Tarm reported from Chicago.

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