Trump Urges Police to Implement “Stop and Frisk” Policies

Trump urged Chicago cops to launch the “stop and frisk” policies to reduce the murder rate. Do you think they’ll start doing this?

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President Trump is on a mission to revise a favorite campaign theme to reduce gun violence. He recently announced his plans to help the city of Chicago battle its gun violence. The Windy City has made news this year with statistics pointing to the high homicides deaths due to gun violence. For instance, in June of this year, at least 21 people were shot in one day in Chicago. Similar stories filled news reports throughout the year. Shooting deaths are currently down, but the violence is far from over.

While speaking in Orlando at the annual convention for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, President Trump announced he has directed the Attorney General’s Office to immediately travel to Chicago to help straighten out the shooting waves that plague the streets.

While slamming the gun violence in Chicago, Trump urged cops to launch “stop and frisk” policies. He believes these polices will help to reduce the murder rate, because he believes they work, and were meant for problems like the one Chicago faces, according to the New York Post.

He has ordered feds “to work with local authorities to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU,” he said during the convention.

The “stop and frisk” program was first implemented by Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of New York City. The police commissioner at the time was Bill Bratton. Giuliani, who is now Trump’s lawyer, received a shout-out from Trump for implementing what he said, was a successful program.

“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,” the president said.

The NYPD made aggressive use of the program, until it was dismantled when a federal judge ruled it as discrimination against minorities. Bill de Blasio, who ran for mayor at the time was vowing the cut the program, even though critics predicted disaster will erupt. Gotham’s murder rate continued to fall as cops cut back on stops due to the end of the “stop and frisk” policies.

Bill de Blasio, who is currently the mayor of New York, tweeted after Trump spoke at the convention, to state that Trump had it all wrong. Blasio stated in a tweet that the reduction of the stop and frisk policies were only slightly eliminated, and the crime has dropped ever since then.

“Wrong again, @realDonaldTrump. New York City reduced the use of stop and frisk by 97% and crime has dropped ever since. 2017 was the safest year in our history. Next time you’re in the safest big city in America you should get educated by the brave men and women of the NYPD,” the mayor tweeted.

According to the New York Post, murders in the Big Apple have fell to 292 in 2018, which is the lowest since the 1950s. In 2016, Chicago had the most murders in two decades, with 765 murders. In 2017, the number of deaths dropped to 653, while so far this year, 419 have been murdered, making it 132 fewer than last year, as reported.

The president however, insists that gun violence in the Windy City is of high priority and has ordered federal prosecutors also make it a priority. Last year he sent an additional 20 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents to the city.

Trump believes the problem that plagues the city could be solved if law enforcements were allowed to properly do their job. He has repeatedly spoken about gang-fueled gun violence in Chicago, during his campaign trail and now currently as he resides in the White House. He has famously spoken about the story where he met a Chicago Motorcycle Cop, who once told him he could solve the city’s gun violence problems “in a couple of days” if cops could do their jobs, Trump often publicly stated. Chicago police officials have publicly stated they doubt that conversation ever took place.

While Chicago has seen an extreme epidemic from time to time of gun violence, other cities have often seen their fair share. Given that the “stop and frisk” policy can be viewed as a form of discrimination for some, the policy is a bit controversial. While we continue to face gun violence throughout the country, talking about solutions is always a positive thing. Read the full story on the New York Post here.

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Trump urged Chicago cops to launch the “stop and frisk” policies to reduce the murder rate. Do you think they’ll start doing this?

69% Yes, it will help
31% No, too extreme
64% Yes, it will help
36% No, too extreme
80% Yes, it will help
20% No, too extreme

Yes, it will help

No, too extreme

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