July 29, 2017

Police chiefs as well as Boy Scouts refute a Trump speech

Raw Story - President Donald Trump on Friday told a cheering crowd of police officers that they shouldn’t be afraid to rough up suspects during arrests.

“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please don’t be too nice,” Trump said during a speech at Suffolk County Community College. “Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody — don’t hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

In the wake of Trump’s remarks, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released a statement reiterating that police officers should not use needless violence while arresting suspects.

“Law enforcement agencies develop policies and procedures, as well as conduct extensive training, to ensure that any use of force is carefully applied and objectively reasonable considering the situation confronted by officers,” the association writes. “Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect.”


Anonymous said...

Trump is an extremely brutal and ignorant bastard, not qualified to serve as even a dog catcher.

Anonymous said...

If 45 were dog catcher, people would be much more outraged, if he treated dogs the way he treats people of color, women, children, disabled people, the poor, low income workers, students, seniors, regular people without political power, nearly every one who didn't vote for him, and most people who actually voted for him.