>> The shooting.>> Donald Trump making a bold statement but maybe to the wrong crowd. The Republican presidential nominee, calling for a nationwide rollout of the controversial stop-and-frisk policing tactic, which is no longer used in New York after it was broadly criticized for targeting minorities. At a town hall hosted by Fox News Wednesday, in front of a predominantly African American audience, Trump explained how we would reduce crime.
>> I see what's going on here, I see what's going on in Chicago. I think stop-and-frisk, in New York City, it was so incredible the way it worked. The policy, which allowed police to stop, question, and search pedestrians for weapons or drugs, gained prominence under former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now a top Trump supporter.
But in 2013, a district judge ruled it unconstitutional, effectively halting the practice. In reaction to Trump's remarks, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said Trump is quote, either ignorant of the history of the city or he's lying about it. Calling the Republican a pampered billionaire with no experience in the black community.
Attendees at the church Wednesday agreed. One telling Reuters she sensed discomfort in the room when Trump praised stop-and-frisk. Another saying he walked out of the meeting because he quote, couldn't take it anymore. Trump's comments come and sees his trying to increase his support among minorities but often is sending mix signals.
Earlier in the day, he condemned the killing of Terence Crutcher, who was black, by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying it looked like the victim did everything right.