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Trump's "Black Outreach" Effort Proceeds: He Wants a Nationwide Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 5:38:21 pm

Donald Trump has really been working on his "African American outreach" effort lately, because he dimly recognizes that having zero percent support is probably bad, and today we learned the next step in this outreach initiative to blacks and minorities: a nationwide stop-and-frisk policy.

He thinks it worked out great in New York City.

NEW - @realDonaldTrump tells @seanhannity tonight on @FoxNews he'd use stop-and-frisk to end violence in black communities pic.twitter.com/BMxisvTF3p

— Chris Snyder (@ChrisSnyderFox) September 21, 2016

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But in the real world where Donald Trump rarely visits, New York's stop-and-frisk program was overwhelmingly targeted at people of color, was an almost total failure at preventing crime, and was eventually ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Trump is like a lot of right wing politicians who sanctimoniously preach about the US Constitution -- in truth he doesn't really like anything about it except the Second Amendment.

And that's leaving aside the fact that a president can't unilaterally decree such a national policy at all. As usual, Trump is confusing the presidency with a dictatorship.

Trump is fond of begging African Americans to vote for him by asking, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

The answer should be, "Our civil rights and liberties."