"I said, 'Please don't be too nice, '" Trump said during a speech urging Congress to fund his administration's crackdown on illegal immigration and violent crime. Like when you put somebody into a vehicle and you protect their head?. "I said, you can take the hand away, okay?" did, too, plus applause.
NYPD joins a growing number of law enforcement agencies, officers and organizations that have denounced the president's remarks on Friday, including the Suffolk County Police Department, which reportedly had over 100 officers who attended Trump's speech. SCPD Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers tweeted a statement on behalf of the department in which he said that as a police force they "do not and will not tolerate "rough [ing] up" prisoners".
Trump also spoke dismissively of the practice by which arresting officers shield the heads of handcuffed suspects as they are placed in police cars.
The post continued and stated, "The President's remarks today have set modern policing back and erased a lot of the strides we have made to build trust in our community, but we hope that each of you will recognize the work we have done to earn your trust". Yesterday (July 28), while speaking to a room full of cops in Brentwood, Long Island, La Naranja encourage police brutality.
Prosecutors argued that Gray should not have been arrested in the first place and that he was given a "rough ride" in the back of a police transport.
Trump's visit to his home state of NY came as Sessions was in El Salvador to increase global cooperation against the gang. "Not the officers. You do something wrong, you're in more jeopardy than they are", he added.
"Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously", the department wrote.
But several police departments are pushing back on the president's comments. In a statement Friday, the group did not specifically mention Trump by name but appeared to respond to his speech by stressing the importance of treating all people, including suspects, with respect.
Peoples Power Assembly staged an emergency rally at 1 Police Plaza before marching to City Hall seeking justice for Eric Garner, Michael Brown & others killed by police.
"Needlessly equipping officers in a manner more suited to a battlefield than Main Street automatically places them in a confrontational stance with the people they are sworn to protect", said Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs at Amnesty International USA.
Trump's visit to his home state of NY came as Sessions was in El Salvador to increase worldwide cooperation against the gang.
Phillip Atiba Goff, the founder of the New York-based Center for Policing Equity, said in a statement issued Friday evening that Trump's speech was "dangerous", dehumanizing and "implied a disrespect for the rule of law".