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Police Criticize Trump for Urging Officers Not to Be 'Too Nice' With Suspects - New York Times

President Trump's admonition that the police should not be “too nice” while transporting suspects drew laughter and cheers from a crowd of officers on Friday, but police officials swiftly made it clear they did not find the words funny. From New York ...and more »

US police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing 'police brutality' - Washington Post

Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from — or to outright condemn — President Trump's statements about “roughing up” people who've been arrested. The swift public denunciations came as departments are under intense ...and more »

Trump to cops: 'Please don't be too nice' while arresting 'thugs,' and don't worry about their heads when you toss ... - AOL

President Donald Trump appeared to advocate for tougher police conduct during a speech to law enforcement officials in Brentwood, New York on Friday. Trump took a moment during the speech, which was focused on the administration's efforts to destroy ...and more »

Long Island police department responds to Trump: We don't tolerate roughing up prisoners - The Hill (blog)

The Suffolk County Police Department said they do not tolerate the “roughing up of prisoners” in response to President Trump's address to police on Long Island on Wednesday, in which the president said cops should treat subjects violently. “The SCPD ...and more »

Police push back against Trump's law-and-order speech - CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump's statement encouraging police officers to be "rough" with people they arrest has drawn criticism in law enforcement circles for sending the wrong message at a time of heightened tensions with the public. "As a department ...and more »

Police See Through Mr. Trump's Tough Talk - New York Times

Prominent police chiefs and prosecutors first raised their voices months ago against the Trump administration's attempt to revive failed policing strategies and its repeated suggestion that fair, constitutional law enforcement is somehow inconsistent ...and more »

Trump tells cops they should rough people up more during arrests - Vox

In President Donald Trump's speech Friday afternoon detailing his plan to fight back against MS-13 gang violence, he implored law enforcement, “Please, don't be too nice,” to the people they are arresting. Trump outlined a scenario in which a police ...and more »

WATCH: Trump to police: Don't worry about people in custody hitting their heads on squad cars - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody during a speech in New York. Trump spoke dismissively of arresting officers who protect suspects' heads while putting them in police cars in a ...and more »

Trump to Police: 'Don't Be Too Nice' to 'Thugs' - Daily Beast

During an address on Long Island on Friday, President Trump called gang members “animals” and praised law enforcement for being “rough,” even suggesting that they not “be too nice” to people they arrest.and more »

Another major police department blasted Trump's comments on being 'too nice' to suspects - Business Insider

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The chief of the New Orleans Police Department has denounced comments by President Donald Trump that seemed to endorse aggressive and violent police conduct. "Improving public safety and reducing crime requires ...and more »