Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would bring back the controversial stop-and-frisk policy because he doesn’t feel safe in New York City.
“Stop-and-frisk would be back in about five minutes,” Christie said. “We would empower the police and not undercut them. If police officers step over the line, they deserve to be taken care and prosecuted, but this guy, this Mayor presumes guilt on the part of the police officer before anything happens.”
He obviously forgot that the stop-and-frisk policy nets hardly any arrests. Also, the top 10 American cities with the highest murder rate include three New Jersey cities: Newark, Trenton, and Camden.
New York City isn’t even in the top 30. Christie, who claims to be tough on crime, can’t even manage his own state’s crime rates.