When speaking to law enforcement about MS-13 gang activity, President Trump said “don’t be too nice” to suspects. Law enforcement agencies condemned police violence. Comments are edited for clarity and grammar:

We enable and provide too much for criminals. Cops often arrest the same person over and over, because the system fails to do its job.

Back in the day, people respected police. Now they spit on them, verbally and physically assault them. Follow the law and you will not have issues.

— Mark West

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How many people are found innocent after they’re arrested? Cops are human and make mistakes, so to say “don’t be too nice” with someone who’s innocent until proven guilty (which is one of the foundations of our great democracy) is idiotic.

— Josh Zirpoli

Liberals are more concerned about criminals than their victims. The left hates America.

— Benjamin Berlinsky

One either performs ones job professionally and according to training, procedures and policy, or one doesn’t. If you don’t, expect a lot of grief and pressure for your dismissal.

— Dan Porath

“Don’t be too nice” with suspects? They’re called suspects for a reason — they haven’t been convicted of anything or confessed to anything. They are innocent under our system of justice.

— Steve Evets

I find it comical that a president who tells the police that he’s got their back, he’s on their side, is castigated. While a president who helped incite riots and anti-police demonstrations is held as a hero. We…