Published: Mon, July 31, 2017
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

The "Police Brutality" Speech In Reality

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President Donald Trump is facing backlash from police departments after he delivered a speech Friday in Long Island to law enforcement officials.

"I said please don't be too nice", President Trump said.

He continued: "Like when you guys put somebody in the auto and you're protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over".

Trump's speech proved so controversial that Suffolk County PD felt the need to send out this tweet clarifying its stance soon after.

"The SCPD has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners", the department wrote.

Trump then spoke dismissively of the practice by which arresting officers shield the heads of handcuffed suspects as they are placed in police cars.

Police Department has forcefully rejected President Donald Trump's remarks that apparently advocated rough treatment of people in police custody, going as far as to say he "endorsed and condoned police brutality". "Just like they don't want to have rich people at the head of treasury", Trump said.

By encouraging police to dole out extra pain at will, the president is urging a kind of lawlessness that already imperils the health and lives of people of color at shameful rates.

Prosecutors argued that Gray should not have been arrested in the first place and that he was given a "rough ride" in the back of a police transport.

"The President of the United States has no business endorsing or condoning cops being rough with arrestees and suggesting that we should slam their heads onto the vehicle while putting them in", the department said in a Facebook post. "Not the officers. You do something wrong, you're in more jeopardy than they are", he added.

The speech was ostensibly centered on the damage that drug Cartel gangs, such as MS-13 are doing to American communities.

In New York City, the president's comment and the reaction from the crowd recalled the days of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was accused at times of ignoring inappropriate behavior by the police. Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously.

Goff added that Trump's Friday remarks were risky because it would make even bystanders less likely to report violent crimes for fear of violent treatment from police.

But it didn't stop in NY.

Maya Wiley, the chairwoman of the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board, condemned Mr. Trump's speech, saying in a statement that it was "shameful, unsafe and damages the progress our city has made toward improving police-community relations".

Trump's provocations of law enforcement also must be viewed with this in mind: Trump's Department of Justice is charged with enforcing a sweeping consent decree with huge reforms for the city's police department after a federal investigation launched following Gray's death revealed patterns of discriminatory and unconstitutional policing.

On the day of the Iowa caucuses in February 2016, Trump told audience members he would cover their legal fees if they engaged in violence against protesters.

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