The "Police Brutality" Speech In Reality
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jul 30, 2017,
Jul 30, 2017, 0:09
"Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect or defendant, with dignity and respect".
"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 told the crowd.
The police commissioner said before the speech that he appreciated that the president was giving it. Commissioner Timothy Sini also said, however, that action was going to be the true test of dedication to fighting the problem of gang violence. One part of Mr. Trump's message, in particular, is causing a Social Media meltdown; the president talks about the kid gloves approach to arresting risky criminals. The tweets would hold a lot more weight if Trump had not been surrounded by SCPD cops who applauded and cheered when he told them it was fine to carelessly bang someone's head against a cop vehicle. "If you begin to play judge and jury and allow people to get hurt, through your negligence or through your intentions, you are violating the law and you're no bigger than the people that are out there breaking the law intentionally".
The Republican president spoke before an audience of law enforcement officers and assailed the MS-13 street gang, which his administration has made a symbol of the need for stricter immigration laws. "I said, you can take the hand away, okay?'" he said. And we're sending them the hell back home where they came from. Meanwhile, the president is pushing Congress for more funds for his immigration policies.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump may not be getting along these days, but the two are on the same page when it comes to policing.
Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs at Amnesty International USA, said Trump's "inflammatory and hateful speech will only escalate tensions between police and communities", putting both officers and civilians at risk.
In this city it is clear that, as the Justice Department concluded, the police force's "relationship with certain Baltimore communities is broken".
However, he singled out one Republican official - the only one of the many he recognized from the dais who was not actually in the room. We call on the president to immediately and unequivocally condemn police brutality.
Nearly in passing, Mr. Trump criticized the Senate for refusing to approve a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and called for the nation's health care law - President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement - to "implode".