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Eustis police say they won't rough up prisoners - Daily Commercial;

Eustis police say they won't rough up prisoners - Daily Commercial

Daily CommercialEustis police say they won't rough up prisonersDaily CommercialPresident Donald Trump's joke that police shouldn't bother to keep MS-13 gang suspects from bumping their heads while being loaded into patrol cars got some laughs and applause from officers in Suffolk County New York, on Friday, but the Eustis Police ...and more »

Trump quip about roughing up detainees falls flat in San Diego - The San Diego Union-Tribune;

Trump quip about roughing up detainees falls flat in San Diego - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-TribuneTrump quip about roughing up detainees falls flat in San DiegoThe San Diego Union-TribunePresident Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of police officers at Suffolk Community College on July 28, 2017 in Brentwood, New York. (Getty Images). The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. These are fraught times for law enforcement. Cellphone ...and more »

Spokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspects - wtvr.com;

Spokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspects - wtvr.com

wtvr.comSpokeswoman: Trump 'joking' when he told police to be 'rough' on suspectswtvr.comWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, according to his White House spokeswoman, was joking on Friday when he told police officers to be “rough” with suspects, comments that were rebuked by police departments across the country. “I believe he was ...and more »

Editorial: Encouraging excessive police force is no joking matter - Tampabay.com;

Editorial: Encouraging excessive police force is no joking matter - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comEditorial: Encouraging excessive police force is no joking matterTampabay.comPresident Donald Trump breezily joked — one assumes — about police roughing up suspects in custody. Maybe a late-night comedian can get away with such cheap one-liners, but the president of the United States needs to be better than that. The inherent ...and more »

Trump's speech to police widely condemned, debunked - Metro US;

Trump's speech to police widely condemned, debunked - Metro US

Metro USTrump's speech to police widely condemned, debunkedMetro USOfficials from New York to L.A. called statements advocating violence intolerable and "out of policy." By. Michael Martin. Published : July 31, 2017. Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · Reddit · StumbleUpon · Email. More. Share this article. Facebook ...and more »

Law enforcement veterans split on Trump's policing comments - The Philadelphia Tribune;

Law enforcement veterans split on Trump's policing comments - The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneLaw enforcement veterans split on Trump's policing commentsThe Philadelphia TribunePresident Donald Trump's suggestion that police shouldn't be "too nice" to suspects and should stop shielding detainees' heads when guiding them into police vehicles has prompted a mixed reaction from two policing veterans. Trump made the comments ...and more »

Reject police brutality, no matter what Trump says - The Boston Globe;

Reject police brutality, no matter what Trump says - The Boston Globe

The Boston GlobeReject police brutality, no matter what Trump saysThe Boston GlobeDenunciations of President Donald Trump's recent disturbing comments encouraging police violence came swiftly from police departments and officers nationwide, including Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. “The Boston Police Department's ...and more »

Trump's 'Please don't be too nice' joke didn't make these police chiefs, agencies laugh - The San Diego Union-Tribune;

Trump's 'Please don't be too nice' joke didn't make these police chiefs, agencies laugh - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-TribuneTrump's 'Please don't be too nice' joke didn't make these police chiefs, agencies laughThe San Diego Union-TribunePolice 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 »

Editorial: Off-hand remarks don't reflect respect police have for law - Alton Telegraph

Editorial: Off-hand remarks don't reflect respect police have for lawAlton TelegraphPolice have to deal with more than enough negative scrutiny these days — the vast majority of it unwarranted — without having to have more of the us-versus-them mentality piled on by flippant remarks. That didn't stop President Donald Trump from ...and more »

Law Enforcement Leaders React to Trump's Comments Seemingly Encouraging Police Violence - Atlanta Black Star;

Law Enforcement Leaders React to Trump's Comments Seemingly Encouraging Police Violence - Atlanta Black Star

Atlanta Black StarLaw Enforcement Leaders React to Trump's Comments Seemingly Encouraging Police ViolenceAtlanta Black StarPolice leaders across the country were quick to distance themselves from President Donald Trump's statements over the weekend after he encouraged law enforcement officers “not to be too nice” to the suspects they arrest. Condemnation was swift, as ...and more »

Maryland police union president claims the violence Trump encouraged never actually occurs - ThinkProgress;

Maryland police union president claims the violence Trump encouraged never actually occurs - ThinkProgress

ThinkProgressMaryland police union president claims the violence Trump encouraged never actually occursThinkProgressSpeaking to a crowd of cheering police in New York Friday, President Trump encouraged officers to be rough with suspects they take into custody. “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough.and more »

Retired Police Detective: Trump's Comments Endorsing Police Brutality Are "Treasonous" - Truth-Out

Retired Police Detective: Trump's Comments Endorsing Police Brutality Are "Treasonous"Truth-OutPresident Donald Trump is facing widespread criticism from police chiefs across the country following a speech he gave on Friday to police officers in Long Island, New York, that appeared to openly endorse police brutality. Commenting on the need to ...and more »

Gainesville, St. Pete PDs push back on Trump remarks - Tampabay.com (blog);

Gainesville, St. Pete PDs push back on Trump remarks - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampabay.com (blog)Gainesville, St. Pete PDs push back on Trump remarksTampabay.com (blog)Gainesville's police department has rejected President Donald Trump's remarks that appeared to advocate for the rougher treatment of people in police custody. St. Peterburg's police department also joined in on Twitter. The Gainesville Police ...and more »

Spotlight: Trump blasted for endorsing

Spotlight: Trump blasted for endorsing "brutality", damaging efforts to improve police-community tensions - Xinhua

XinhuaSpotlight: Trump blasted for endorsing "brutality", damaging efforts to improve police-community tensionsXinhuaU.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 York, U.S. July 28, 2017.and more »

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

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

Chicago TribunePresident Trump has no regard for the rule of lawChicago TribunePresident 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 »

Trump says officers should 'not be too nice' when transporting suspects - ABA Journal

Trump says officers should 'not be too nice' when transporting suspectsABA JournalPolice officials and law enforcement organizations are denouncing President Donald Trump's comments during a speech on Friday that police should not be “too nice” when transporting suspects. In a speech to law enforcement officials on New York's Long ...and more »

Trump faces pushback after endorsing police abuses - MSNBC;

Trump faces pushback after endorsing police abuses - MSNBC

MSNBCTrump faces pushback after endorsing police abusesMSNBCDonald Trump traveled to Long Island on Friday afternoon, speaking to a law-enforcement audience, touting his administration's stated efforts to combat gang violence. Trump noted, for example, “They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful, quiet ...and more »

Police departments have had to debunk parts of Donald Trump's law and order speech - Salon;

Police departments have had to debunk parts of Donald Trump's law and order speech - Salon

SalonPolice departments have had to debunk parts of Donald Trump's law and order speechSalonPresident Donald Trump's Friday law and order speech on Long Island, which seemed to encourage police brutality, is being roundly condemned by many of the police leaders he was presumably hoping to impress. In a statement, the Suffolk County Police ...and more »

Police Chiefs Blast Trump for Endorsing 'Police Brutality' - Governing

Police Chiefs Blast Trump for Endorsing 'Police Brutality'GoverningPolice 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 »

Is This the Most Shameful Thing Trump Has Ever Said? - Newsweek;

Is This the Most Shameful Thing Trump Has Ever Said? - Newsweek

NewsweekIs This the Most Shameful Thing Trump Has Ever Said?NewsweekIn a speech about criminal gangs before police officers on Long Island, New York on July 28, the President of the United States openly encouraged police officers to abuse people they arrest and take into custody. Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star tweeted ...and more »