The Republican nominee backs wider utilize of the unpopular New York police tactic at Fox News town hall designed to attract African Americans
Donald Trump called for the national introduction of stop and cavort, the controversial police tactic ruled unconstitutional, during a town hall meant to appeal to black voters on Wednesday.
I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to, said the Republican nominee, speaking to Fox Newss Sean Hannity in a special town hall on African American issues in a church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on Wednesday. We did it in New York, it worked unbelievably well and you have to be proactive and, you know, you really help people sort of change their intellect automatically, you understand, you have to have, in my opinion, I consider whats going on here, I assure whats going on in Chicago, I believe stop-and-frisk.
The tactic which involved New York police officers stopping passersby, questioning them and checking for weapons was may be in 2013 by a federal judge to disproportionately target African American and Latino neighborhoods.
The town hall, scheduled to air Wednesday night, was delayed by Fox News because of the ongoing live coverage of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina after police there killed Keith Scott, an African American man who they claimed was armed. His household has denied those reports. In the course of the protests, one person was on life supporting in what city authorities said was a civilian on civilian shooting.
Trump also addressed the police shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed African American, on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I dont know if she choked, Trump told of the policewoman who were reportedly killed Crutcher. He was strolling, his hands were high, he was walking to the car, he put the hands on the car now perhaps she choked, something really bad happened.
Trump also reiterated other familiar talking points in his efforts to reach out to black voters. He described the crime in Chicago as worse than Afghanistan, a label which the Republican nominee has frequently used for much of what he calls the inner city. He also extol of the inner city that its so unsafe, where you walk down the street and you get shot, or your child gets shot. While crime rates have slightly increased in the past year, violent crimes is at approximately a one-quarter of the level that it was 20 years ago.
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