In the wake of two police involved shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa; and, amid continued conversations about inequalities in policing, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is suggesting a wider use of the controversial practice of ‘stop-and-frisk’.
The program which disproportionately targeted blacks and latinos for arrest with cause in New York, was ruled unconstitutional in 2013.
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Trump talked up his support of the controversial policy during a town-hall style gathering in suburban Cleveland Wednesday.
An audience member amid the largely white crowd pressed Trump on how he would reduce violence in black communities. “One of the things I’d do,” he said, “is I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive.”
According to a NY Times report, the largely white audience erupted into applause. Meanwhile, black leaders and others pounced.
— Jason M. (@jmarks4life508) September 22, 2016
People need to understand Trump’s call 4 nationwide Stop & Frisk is a call for nationwide racial profiling! Dog whistle politics! Stay Woke!
— Barbara Arnwine (@barbs73) September 22, 2016
NYC mayor warns Trump: ‘stop and frisk’ will make things worse https://t.co/YTRUpuyvIz
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) September 22, 2016