Chicago Sun-Times: Trump wants Chicago cops to have more stop-and-frisk power; bad idea, says Rahm by Lynn Sweet, Frank Main, Fran Spielman:
WASHINGTON – Once again focusing on Chicago crime, President Donald Trump on Monday said the city should implement a “stop and frisk” policy and get out of what he called a “terrible” agreement between the ACLU and the police department made after a study showed the stops targeted minorities.
Trump, speaking to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando, also said he was instructing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately” go to Chicago.
The Chicago Sun-Times has learned the Justice Department will have announcements on Chicago later this week.
It’s not clear from Trump’s comments if he was aware that the Chicago Police Department already conducts “stop and frisk,” but under restrictions stemming from a 2015 agreement.
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