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Current Events / Politics PopWrapped | Current Events

Trump Advises Police To Use Excessive Force

Olivia Kingery | PopWrapped Author

Olivia Kingery

07/31/2017 6:38 pm
PopWrapped | Current Events
Trump Advises Police To Use Excessive Force | trump
Media Courtesy of Vanity Fair

On Friday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, N.Y, President Donald Trump urged the room of law enforcement officers and the officers listening to his speech to use excessive force of criminals. The 35-minute-speech was organized to discuss the violence related to MS-13, which has hit Suffolk County especially hard. Since 2016, there have been 17 murders linked to the gang. Trump walks out on stage to roaring applause, flashes a proud smile and shakes some hands. At the podium, where a White House Aide placed a script just as Trump walks on stage, he begins his speech.

As Trump is famous for doing, he raised eyebrows and evoked the ridicule of Civil Unions and Poverty Law Centers. In the speech, Trump stated "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, OK?’"

He went on to add "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, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice."

Officers from various departments stepped up to express their disagreement with the President's statements. 

The speech comes at a questionable time as last week Minneapolis police shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman who had called them to investigate a noise. Many were also quick to point out how Trump's hate speech is narrowly focused on people of color and who he deems a danger to society. 

 

 Friday night, the POTUS tweeted out this video, mascaraing the violent undertones with patriotism:


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