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Trump tells cops, 'Don't be too nice' when placing suspects in custody

Trump tells cops, 'Don't be too nice' when placing suspects in custody

President Donald Trump on Friday encouraged police officers to be rough with suspects they are placing in custody, an apparent joke Baltimore officials criticized as inappropriate in light of police reform efforts here and elsewhere.

Trump was speaking to officers in Suffolk County, New York, to highlight his administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and the street gang known as MS-13. But he took a moment to criticize police officers who he thinks treat suspects too gingerly.

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon — you just see them thrown in, rough — I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’ ” Trump said, eliciting laughter...

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