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From New York to Los Angeles police departments denounce Donald Trump's endorsement of 'police brutality' - The Independent

Law enforcement authorities from New York to Los Angeles have slammed the President's comments and experts have warned the remarks could encourage inappropriate use of force among officers. The backlash came after Mr Trump gave a speech to police in ...and more »

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 »

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 »

The President Just Endorsed 'Rough Rides' - CityLab

Addressing law enforcement in New York on Friday, President Donald Trump gave police officers nationwide a green light to engage in violence against suspects. His appeal was not subtle. The president was speaking in Brentwood about the menace of MS-13 ...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 »

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 »

Trump to cops: 'Don't be too nice' - The Hill

Trump suggested officers allow suspects' heads to hit the doors of police vehicles after they are placed under arrest. "When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, 'Please don't be ...and more »

President Trump has no regard for the rule of law - Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump speaking on Friday on Long Island told a gathering of police officers: "I said please don't be too nice — like when you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head ... I said you can take the hand away, OK ...and more »

Police chiefs oppose Trump's call for brutality - The Hindu

Police officers look on as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his proposed U.S. government effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to a gathering of federal, state and local law enforcement officials in Brentwood, New ...and more »