Donald Trump Proposes Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Program at African-American Town Hall

 
 
 

Stop-And-Frisk Is Unconstitutional Institutionalized Racism

At what Fox News billed as a town hall to "discuss the core issues and concerns surrounding African-Americans this 2016 election cycle," Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed a nationwide stop-and-frisk policy. His call for a policy already ruled unconstitutional comes in the aftermath of two high-profile cases of police shooting and killing Black men, including one who had his arms up in the air and was unarmed.

Claiming, "you have to," implement stop-and-frisk as he has for many of his extremist impulses, like a nationwide ban on Muslims entering the U.S., Trump told the vastly white audience at an Ohio Black church that New York City's stop-and-frisk program "worked incredibly well."

Trump made his remarks in response to an audience member who asked about "black-on-black crime."

"I would do stop-and-frisk," Trump said, claiming that "you really help people sort of change their mind automatically, you understand, you have to, in my opinion, I see what's going on here, I see what's going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk."

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended stop-and-frisk, but months before winning the election a federal judge in 2013 ruled stop-and-frisk was a "policy of indirect racial profiling." Ending it did not increase the crime rate, which remains exceptionally low in New York City (and across the nation.) 

Trump's supposed African-American town hall is hosted of course by Trump-supporter Sean Hannity and airs Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity." 

 

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