Trump talks policing, border security at police chiefs event

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The senior Justice Department official joined Trump on the executive jet on the way to Orlando, where the president is addressing law enforcement officials. "The crime spree is a awful blight on [Chicago] and we'll do everything possible to get it done".

"We have two years back-to-back with significant declines, but not to the level I want to see as mayor or Superintendent [Eddie] Johnson wants to see", he said.

After the Bloomberg administration appealed Scheindlin's ruling, appellate judges allowed the city to continue stop-and-frisk policing - and removed Scheindlin from the case after determining that she tried to steer the case to her own courtroom. He said he was working hard on the opioid crisis and announced more than $42 million in new grant funding for innovative projects to fight the drug epidemic.

Police seized contraband from at least 30 per cent of people stopped by New York City police before Scheindlin issued her ruling.

Civil liberties critics have pointed out that stop and frisk unfairly targets minority youth.

"Just look at what is now being exposed in the Department of Justice and the FBI", Trump had said at a rally, "look at what's going on".

Israelis killed in West Bank shooting
He said it appeared to be a "lone-wolf attack" and that security forces were searching for the suspected perpetrator. Conricus identified the gunman as a 23-year-old Palestinian from a West Bank village and said he was still at large.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel is a staunch critic of Trump, and Chicago's crime problem is a frequent focus of Fox News and the president. He said, Mr. President this is the greatest honor of my life...

But the lame-duck mayor noted that "overall gun violence was down...about 20 percent" of 2017 in Chicago and that promising trend was repeated during the first nine months of this year. Through October, 2,346 people were shot in Chicago, 630 fewer than the 2,976 victims for all of 2017, according to The Chicago Tribune's shooting database. Whether it's law enforcement or military.

Trump's speech to the gathering of police chiefs comes on the heels of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation report that the number of homicides and other violent crimes dipped slightly in the United States last year, suggesting the rise of violent crimes in recent years may be ending.

But even as Trump has chose to leave Rosenstein in place - for now - the matter of what Rosenstein said and proposed doing likely will remain a political issues heading into the homestretch of the midterms - and beyond. "He supports us financially as well as whenever there's a tragedy - he's there for us".

In a New York Times article last month that Rosenstein dismissed as "inaccurate and factually incorrect", the newspaper reported-citing anonymous sources -that Rosenstein suggested he would wear a "wire" to secretly record Trump and discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove Trump.