In a town hall on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday Trump was asked how he would combat violence in poor black neighborhoods.  He said police should stop and frisk people.

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“I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York; it worked incredibly well. And you have to be proactive,” Trump said.

By referencing the New York policy–  used extensively by mayors Rudolph Giuliani (now a top Trump hanger-oner), and Michael R. Bloomberg (now a fierce Trump critic)–  Trump was advocating for a return to indiscriminate blacks on racial grounds.  In 2013, former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that New York’s stop-and-frisk policy violated the rights of minorities.  She told BuzzFeed on Wednesday that Trump’s comments were “destructive.”

A study from the New York Civil Liberties Union found that blacks and Latinos were disproportionately stopped by police from 2002 until 2013 under the stop-and-frisk policy.  Few had committed any crimes.

On Wednesday, though, Trump praised the policy, saying “it was so incredible the way it worked.”