Some police organizations are coming out to denounce the rhetoric from President Trump that sounded like he was encouraging police brutality.
NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board — which investigates accusations of police misconduct — denounces Trump’s rhetoric that encourages it pic.twitter.com/5Gm8UU07GE
— Azi (@Azi) July 29, 2017
Some might say he was joking. Others might say that he was specifically talking about MS12 gang members, or murderers.
Here’s what he said:
President urges officers to commit acts of brutality, officers laugh and cheer wildly. Beginning to think problem isn’t a few bad apples. pic.twitter.com/o1sSgw6lGy
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 28, 2017
I know. Everything’s a big joke with Trump. But people really are dying because of their interactions with police. Hearing cops loudly applaud any joke about police brutality is pretty dispiriting. I’m definitely pro-police, but things like this give me pause.
READ: The NYPD has responded to Trump’s remarks encouraging police to rough up people they arrest. pic.twitter.com/9nMIkB3UTE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 29, 2017
The @POTUS made remarks today that endorsed and condoned police brutality.
GPD rejects these remarks and continues to serve with respect.
— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) July 29, 2017
I mean it’s not as if we’re experiencing some enormous resurgence in crime – in actuality, most crimes are at historical lows. Regular, lawful, decent policing has worked. Let’s not encourage brutality that breaks the social compact between the community and the police. Not a lot of good comes from that…