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.
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.
It's funny... The guys that talk the toughest never go out, never leave their crib.. I guess it's cool now a days to talk loud from home...— djenvy (@djenvy) September 27, 2016
Seeing Nas, Hov, Nore coming thru the hood was inspirational... It let me know I can be successful aswell.. I will continue to do the same..— djenvy (@djenvy) September 27, 2016
Somebody said that DJ Envy's new mixtape should be called The BreakFRISK Club Vol. 1 😩😂😭— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) September 27, 2016
Nah I'm logging out. It's too early.
DJ Envy: "I support Stop And Fri-"— Brother Voodoo (@CineMasai_) September 27, 2016
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DJ Envy needs to stick to saying "Morning Everybody we are the Breakfast Club"— BBK (@Vic_______K) September 27, 2016
@djenvy when you say that you support Stop & Frisk Laws while ignoring facts. You contribute to anti-Blackness & you support white supremacy— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) September 27, 2016
Since you support Stop & Frisk Laws. Let's just take a moment to understand why/how it's unconstitutional @djenvy 😊— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) September 27, 2016
DJ Envy comes from a 2 parent family w/ law enforcement officer father. His views weren't that surprising. He's not as street as you think.— jamel (@mynameisjamel) September 27, 2016
The hispanics can have DJ Envy now. The blacks don't want him anymore— Eric 'Eezy' Smith (@ericeezy) September 27, 2016
A black man agreeing that black men should be racial profiled is weird & DJ Envy is weird.— Wednesday Addams (@_lexluvsya_) September 27, 2016
Dear DJ Envy. Since you no longer live in the hood please don't speak on policy that would only made our situation worse.— Saint Sin (@SINcere_NYC) September 27, 2016
Congratulations DJ Envy, you played yourself.— Mr.Monday Night (@ArtVandelay____) September 27, 2016
(Photos from left: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2015, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)