DJ Envy Supports Stop and Frisk, Twitter Bites Back

DJ Envy Supports Stop and Frisk, Twitter Bites Back

He explains why he doesn't disagree with Trump on this.

Published September 27th

Last night’s first Presidential debate definitely made for some prime Twitter memes and, more important, continued the nationwide dialogue regarding where we as a country may possibly be headed once the ballots are cast this November.

Bringing the debates into this morning’s The Breakfast Club ended up making for a heated discussion with DJ Envy speaking out in support of Trump’s stance to bring back "stop and frisk." 

The policy of stop and frisk was deemed unconstitutional in 2013 by U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin and since then police officers have been adopting a written policy specifying when such stops are authorized practice. Stop and frisk is a controversial method due to its conjunction with racial profiling.

During the debates, Trump recommended bringing back the policy and DJ Envy surprisingly said that he agrees with the proposed idea.

“They got a lot of guns off the streets,” DJ Envy explains. “The way that the NYPD was doing it was unconstitutional, they didn’t do it the way that it was supposed to be done, that’s why they pulled it from New York… They said if it was done the right way [the effectiveness] probably would be a lot higher.”

DJ Envy, whose father is a retired police officer, went on to explain why he feels stop and frisk is effective.

“Yeah I believe stop and frisk works in certain areas,” he continues. “Especially areas where crime is high you should absolutely positively check and see who’s on the streets. There shouldn’t be kids and people hanging on the corner 1, 2 in the morning doing what they do. If you from the hood, you know what n****s is doin’ on the corner at 11 and 12.”

Once word got out that Envy was vocally supportive of Trump’s call to action to bring back the police method, Twitter absolutely went in on roasting him, and the DJ’s mentions indubitably were filled with fiery responses. 

Check out some fans responding to DJ Envy’s controversial stance, and his original commentary, in the tweets below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos from left: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2015, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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