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Emanuel Spokesman: Trump 'Clueless,' Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk

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    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."

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    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

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