Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calls for what some consider a broader use of the controversial, police policy known as stop and-frisk.
However, Trump seemed to clarifying his comments Thursday morning by saying he was "really referring to Chicago" when he voiced support for the policy:
"They asked me about Chicago, and I was talking about stop-and-frisk for Chicago, where you had 3,000 shootings so far this year -- 3,000 from January 1st -- and obviously you can't let the system go the way its going. But I suggested stop-and-frisk and some people think that's a great idea and some people probably don't like it. But when you have 3,000 people shot, and so many people dying, I mean it's worse that some of the places we're hearing about like Afghanistan, you know, the war-torn nations, I mean it's more dangerous."
Trump touted stop-and-frisk during a Fox News town hall that was pre-taped for Wednesday night.
He responded to a question about how he would stem "violence in the black community."
"Stop and frisk" was declared unconstitutional by a New York federal judge three years ago, who said it violated the rights of minorities.
Earlier this month, WGN reported that over 3,000 people had been shot in Chicago since Jan. 1, 2016.