Police chiefs from around the world condemned President Trump's tough-talking speech Friday in which he encouraged Long Island cops to rough up MS-13 gang suspects.
"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 too nice, '" said Trump to an audience that included police officers and crime victims" families, according to The Hill.
He also said that there was no need for police to use their hands to protect the heads of individuals under arrest as they were put into cars.
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Police officers laugh at a line by President Donald Trump as he delivers remarks at the Long Island University campus in Brentwood, New York, on Friday.
President Donald Trump's remark that police shouldn't be "too nice" to prisoners was made in a suburban NY county where a chief went to prison for beating a suspect.
"They couldn't approve a healthcare bill", Trump said, adding, "Boy, oh boy". "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". We can all respect our law enforcement officers without sanctioning unjust and illegal behavior. The president said his administration will dismantle, decimate and eradicate the gang.
The remarks drew applause from the cadets, but Suffolk County police officials were not happy with Trump's instructions. And we're sending them the hell back home where they came from. Ramos says the administration's immigration rhetoric is scaring law-abiding immigrants and making them less likely to trust the police.
In a tweet after President Trump's appearance, the Suffolk County Police Department's Twitter account stated, "The SCPD has strict rules and procedures relating to the handling of prisoners".
Trump likened the gang members to animals who "transformed peaceful parks and handsome quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields".
"They're animals. We can not tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent، young، wonderful، vibrant people".
Police organizations are reacting to President Donald Trump's comments on how suspects should be handled - and the reactions are critical.
All but a few of those charged in the deaths were citizens of El Salvador or Honduras who entered the US illegally, according to law enforcement officials.