Donald Trump Encourages Police To “Not Be So Nice” When Arresting Suspects

Donald Trump has once again caused many to shake their head in dismay over the irresponsible comments he’s made. This time, the president encouraged police brutality during a time in the country where many have accused the boys (and girls) in blue of using excessive force.

During a rally in Suffolk County, New York on Friday, (July 28) Trump told officers to “not be so nice” while delivering a speech about gang violence and illegal immigration.

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“Please don’t be too nice,” Trump said to an auditorium full of police officers when placing “thugs into the back of a paddy wagon.”

Trump then advised arresting officers to not assist suspects when they’re ducking their heads to get inside the back of the cop car. “You could take the hand away.”

Despite applause from the audience, which was comprised of federal and law enforcement personnel from the New York-New Jersey area, the Suffolk County department quickly distanced itself from Trump’s statements.

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“Violations of those rules and procedures are treated extremely seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners,” the statement said.

Other departments and members of law enforcement soon followed suit.