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Donald Trump Lied About Stop and Frisk During Debate, Says NYPD

Donald Trump Lied during the first debate when he said ‘stop-and-frisk worked in New York City, according to the NYPD.(Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump piled on lie after lie during the first debate when he insisted that “stop-and-frisk” policing reduced crime in New York City, the NYPD said in a hard-hitting fact-check of the GOP candidate.

Trump has advocated the controversial tactic along with racial profiling to combat crime in urban areas, and insisted it works.

Democratic rival Hillary Clinton opposes “stop-and-frisk” and asserted during the debate that it didn’t work while it was in effect in New York City.

“No, you’re wrong,” Trump interrupted.

“Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago you do stop and frisk, which worked very well, Mayor [Rudolph] Giuliani is here, worked very well in New York. It brought the crime rate way down,” he said.

But the New York Police Department, in a series of Tweets, refuted Trump’s claims.

“Stop question & frisk has decreased nearly 97% in NYC since ’11. Crime, murder, & shootings have decreased significantly during same period,” wrote NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald.

Clinton correctly noted that since 2014 the homicide rate in the city has continued to drop.

Current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, took office that year and officially ended the practice.

“You’re wrong,” Trump bellowed in another interruption. He asserted that “murders are up.”

But McDonald quickly corrected him.

“Critics decried that having fewer stops in #NYC would result in higher crime. The very opposite occurred,” he wrote. “Stops ⬇️. Murder ⬇️. Crime ⬇️ in New York City.”

McDonald added that the city is on pace to “have one of the safest years on record for crime. Murders, shootings are ⬇️ significantly.”

So far the homicide rate for 2016 is on pace to be the lowest in city history. According to NYPD figures, 252 murders have been committed through Sept. 25, a 5.3 percent decline compared to this time last year.

In a landmark 2013 decision, a New York federal court found the policy violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. It was also found to violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In the ruling, Judge Shira Scheindlin called the policy “demeaning and humiliating” for African-American communities.

“No one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the activities of daily life,” she wrote in her opinion.

Trump blasted Scheindlin during the debate calling her an “against police” judge. de Blasio has decided against appealing her decision.

Over a ten-year period, the NYPD randomly stopped about 5 million people, 85 percent of whom were African Americans or Latino, according to the New York City Bar Association. Only one in ten people was arrested or ticketed, according to media reports.

Shootings and murders did not decline during that time. Weapons were found in only 2 percent of stops, the Bar reported.

Trump’s advocacy of racial profiling has also been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court held that racial profiling violates the constitutional requirement that all persons be accorded equal protection of the law, according to legal references.

Trump’s draconian policing plan has been widely denounced by civil liberties and civil rights groups. It would turn neighborhoods into virtual prison camps, they say.

Murders in New York City still declined significantly after stop-and-frisk was sharply curtailed, according to the NYPD.

Murders in New York City still declined significantly after stop-and-frisk was sharply curtailed, according to the NYPD.

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