Why Do DJ Envy And Donald Trump Believe Stop-And-Frisk Is Effective When It Actually Isn’t?

09.27.16 3 years ago 7 Comments

Looks like Donald Trump may have found a supporter in DJ Envy. On Tuesday morning’s show, The Breakfast Club co-host revealed, just like Trump, he’s a big proponent of stop-and-frisk, the policing method that lets police officers stop and pat down any person they deem to look “suspicious.” Except stop-and-frisk disproportionately targets black and Latino men.

“You should absolutely and positively check and see who’s on the streets,” DJ Envy ranted on radio. “There shouldn’t be kids and people hanging on the corner at 1:00 and 2:00 in the morning, doing what they do. You and I both know if that if you’re from the hood, you know what n****s is doing at the corner at 11:00pm and 12:00am.”

Envy said his mother was right when she warned him as a child not to hang out with neighborhood kids because they were bad seeds. “Nine times out of 10, they were robbing, they were selling drugs and they need to be getting off the corner. Those kids need to be stopped and frisked,” Envy added. “If you’re out there doing bad or in the area, then yes you should be stopped and frisked.”

Envy, who also said he crosses the street when he sees a black man in a hoodie, continues to hang on to the notion that stop-and-frisk is effective policing. Donald Trump also sang its praises at Monday night’s debate, falsely claiming that it brought “crime way down in New York City.”

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