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Donald Trump made some news Wednesday (imagine that) when he said during a Fox News town hall hosted by his sexxxy buddy Sean Hannity that he wants to take "stop-and-frisk," the policy that allows cops to stop and also frisk (mostly minority) people under sometimes extremely questionable pretenses, and which has been ruled unconstitutional, nationwide:

"You have to have, in my opinion -- I see what's going on here, I see what's going on in Chicago -- I think stop-and-frisk. In New York City it was so incredible, the way it worked. Now, we had a very good mayor, but New York City was incredible, the way that worked, so I think that could be one step you could do," Trump said Wednesday.

So incredible! Of course, the "good mayor" he's talking about is unhinged whackjob Rudy Giuliani, who apparently has been using his influence with Trump to convince him that stop-and-frisk is SO GREAT, even though, as the Washington Post reports, there's actually no correlation between the drop in New York City's crime rate and the stop-and-frisk program. Trump certainly hasn't been talking to the current mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio, under whom the practice in New York has all but ended. De Blasio had some WORDS to share about Trump's suggestion:

"Trump doesn’t understand the communities he’s talking about,” de Blasio said. “He’s a pampered billionaire. He has no connection to the people he’s talking about. He has no experience in the black community or any other inner city community.” [...]

De Blasio stressed that crime has stayed low despite the near-abandonment of stop and frisk.

“I don’t understand at all how a guy who calls himself a New Yorker could be this unaware of what’s happened in the last few years in this city,” he said. “We have made this city safer since we ended the unconstitutional practice of stop and frisk, and the numbers bear it out.” [...]

"What he’s suggesting will simply alienate the very people we need to be partners in the fight against crime,” he said. “What he’s suggesting would actually drive a fundamental wedge between police and community all over this country. We’re trying to repair that rift.”

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/606840/donald-trump-doesnt-want-to-admit-refugees-because-hes-a-racist-dammit-a-racist"></a>[/wonkbar]So it's an inffective, piece of shit, racist policy, which is obviously why Trump loves it, because Trump is a fucking racist, and also because he's an ineffective piece of shit.

But do not worry, everyone! Trump clarified Thursday that he only wants to take the racist stop-and-frisk policy to Chicago, where all the black people live:

Donald Trump attempted to clarify his call to reinstate “stop-and-frisk” police practices Thursday, saying he specifically wanted law enforcement to use the practice in Chicago.

"I think Chicago needs stop and frisk. Now people can criticize me for that or people can say whatever they want, but they asked me about Chicago and I think stop and frisk with good strong — you know — good, strong law and order. But you have to do something. It can't continue the way it's going," Trump said in an appearance on Fox & Friends Thursday.

See? No big deal, white people of Plano and Dubuque! Trump's not going to have the cops stop-and-frisk YOU while you're driving around in your Suburbans, dropping the kids off at soccer practice and sneaking to the other side of the tracks for the family's weekly supply of pain pills! Oh wait, you weren't actually worried about that, were you? Because you're white. Haha!

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/597408/chicago-cops-cant-stop-shooting-black-people-dead-for-some-reason"></a>[/wonkbar]Of course, as we just said, aside from how it's FUCKING RACIST, it's also a policy that just doesn't work. And Trump wants to take it to Chicago, where they certainly don't have enough problems on their plates regarding bad policing and violent crime and all that. We're sure the black folks in Chicago will just love it, and will come to embrace President Muppet Hitler, for frisking their bodies for their own good.

Of course, Trump isn't saying this for the benefit of black folks -- whom he was allegedly "reaching out to" with Wednesday's Sean Hannity town hall. (There was a black guy there. He got up and left after Trump said the stop-and-frisk shit.) He's saying it for the benefit of his white supporters -- you know, those assholes who think racism isn't real and Black Lives Matter is stupid because WHAT ABOUT BLACK-ON-BLACK CRIME? They like the idea of cops targeting and frisking dark-skinned people just fine.

[CNN / New York Daily News / USA Today]

Evan Hurst

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