Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Giuliani: Trump Right About 'Stop-and-Frisk'                                                                                                                     

Image: Giuliani: Trump Right About 'Stop-and-Frisk'Donald Trump is right about the need for police to be able to "stop-and-frisk" crime suspects — and NBC's Lester Holt, the presidential debate moderator who dubbed the practice as unconstitutional, should apologize to him, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says.

"One of the strategies that helped bring about an 85 percent reduction in crime in New York City between 1994 and 2013 was the careful and appropriate use of 'stop-and-frisk,'" Giuliani writes in an opinion piece in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.
"But according to candidate Hillary Clinton and moderator Lester Holt during Monday night's presidential debate, stop-and-frisk is 'unconstitutional.' They are wrong.

"In Mrs. Clinton's case, it's the usual misrepresenting she does when she does not know what she is talking about. As for Mr. Holt, if a moderator is going to interfere, he should do some homework and not pretend to know the law when he does not. Mr. Holt and NBC cannot overrule the U.S. Supreme Court."

Giuliani points to an 8-1 U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1968 which approved the constitutionality of the practice.

"Lester Holt should apologize for interfering and trying so hard to help Mrs. Clinton support her incorrect statement that 'stop-and-frisk' is unconstitutional," Giuliani wrote.

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