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Mayor's spokesman: Trump 'clueless,' wrong on stop-and-frisk
Oct 08


Editors Note APNewsNow. With: BC-US--Trump

CHICAGO (AP) _ A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump ``clueless'' for reviving criticism of Chicago and encouraging more stop-and-frisks by police.

Trump told a police chiefs convention in Orlando on Monday that he'd order his attorney general to send officials ``to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave'' in Chicago. Trump also blasted a deal Chicago reached with the American Civil Liberties Union to curb stop-and-frisk procedures.

Emanuel spokesman Matt McGrath says ``even someone as clueless'' as Trump has to realize the solution to crime isn't as simple as stop-and-frisk. McGrath also notes that Chicago's homicide rate is falling.

Chicago-based ACLU official Karen Sheley says Trump has encouraged strong-arm tactics by police and the ``solutions to violence in Chicago are not going to come from Donald Trump.''


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2018