Sharpton: Trump remarks motivate cops violence

Saturday, July 29, 2017|8:47 p.m.

New York City– The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday implicated President Donald Trump of “encouraging cops violence” throughout a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.

The activist preacher tore into the Republican politician at the weekly gathering of his National Action Network in Harlem.

A day earlier, the president spoke with law enforcement professionals at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Trump stated violence and murder on U.S. soil by the MS-13 gang linked to El Salvador validate a strong authorities response.

The president stated his administration is removing gang members who have actually been scaring communities on Long Island and other parts of the nation from the United States. He added, “Now, we’re getting them out anyhow, but we ‘d like to get them out a lot faster, when you see these goons being tossed into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them included, rough, I stated, please do not be too good.”

That implies, for example, protecting their heads from being bumped while getting into a police car, Trump said.

Sharpton responded on Instagram: “As if the reprehensible declaration by President Donald Trump motivating authorities violence wasn’t enough, he utilized a slur versus Irish concerning “Paddy Wagons.”

That expression was utilized in 19th century New york city, describing impoverished Irish immigrants when they were detained and placed in paddy wagon.

Sharpton called Trump’s remarks “wicked.” They were “a negligent disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country.”

The Suffolk County Authorities Department said in a statement after Trump’s speech that it has strict rules and procedures about how prisoners ought to be dealt with. “Violations of those guidelines and procedures are dealt with incredibly seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of detainees.”

James Burke, the department’s previous chief, was sentenced to almost four years in jail last November for beating a handcuffed guy in an interrogation space.

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