Fresh off his victory of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, President Trump doubled-down on his commitment to being the "law and order" president by suggesting Chicago could curtail gun violence by using "stop and frisk" - the famous NY law enabling officers to temporarily detain, question, and frisk civilians upon "reasonable suspicion".
The media does not report about how much the country loves law enforcement, he said, as many in the crowd applauded his criticism.
He decried "disgraceful" politicians who criticize police actions.
Just last week Chicago PD reported that for the first nine months of 2018 there were actually 102 fewer homicides and almost 500 fewer shooting victims compared with the first nine months of 2017. "Politicians who spread this unsafe, anti-police sentiment make life easier for criminals and more risky for law-abiding citizens".
After the Times report published, Rosenstein told White House chief of staff John Kelly he would resign, anticipating the article would enrage Trump and he would be fired.
In other places around the country, stop-and-frisk is known as the "Terry" stop after the 1968 Terry v. OH case.
Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the convention center in Orlando on Monday, President Donald Trump stated, as he has before, that he is sending the Attorney General's office to Chicago "immediately" in response to the violent crime crisis there.More news: Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji
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And the remark about secretly recording the president was meant sarcastically, according to a statement the department issued from someone who it said was in the room.
The president frequently brings up the IL city when he's talking about crime, and he suggested Chicago consider bringing back the controversial policy used by former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani, who is also Trump's lawyer. Critics call it racist and ineffective.
"(It has) got to be properly applied, but stop and frisk works.
He said Monday that former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who now serves on his personal legal team, 'had a very strong program of stop and frisk. "We actually get along".
Rosenstein and Trump had been expected to meet at the White House days later, but that meeting was put off so that the president could focus on the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "This is going to be a piece of cake getting you confirmed, '" he said to laughter. He said, Mr. President this is the greatest honor of my life... I look forward to being with him.
"It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that were evil, and he toughed it out".